Yesterday it was reported that HBO's "Girls" star Allison Williams, was being eyed to star in Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four" reboot. Today, it has been announced that Michael B. Jordan, who previously worked with Trank on "Chronicle", is in contention to play Johnny Storm/The Human Torch.
Chris Evans, the current "Captain America" title character, played Johnny in the original "Fantastic Four" films. In the comics, Johnny and Sue Storm are siblings, and Jessica Alba portrayed Sue in the original film.
I'm all about switching up races when it works for parts. Let's diversify the cast a bit and not have an exclusively white cast when we can help it. I feel very differently about changing the sex of a character however, because that undeniably changes a relationship and the chemistry between characters.
If Jordan does in fact snag the role of Johnny, will they cast an African American actress to play his sister? I believe in consistently above all, so I truly hope the answer is yes, if Jordan does get the role.
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"Fantastic Four" hits AMC Theatres on March 6th 2015.
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