Human Torch found as Michael B. Jordan is cast in Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot
January 25 2014
With the script for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot done, it was only a matter of time before the players started to fall into place, and it looks like the fist one has been cast.
Variety report that acclaimed Fruitvale Station actor Michael B. Jordan has joined the cast as Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch in the 20th Century Fox reboot.
The plan is for Fox to cast Susan Storm aka the Invisible Woman and Reed Richards aka Mister Fantastic by the end of the month, with hot favourites being Kate Mara and Saoirse Ronan for the role of Susan, it is thought that the ladies will test with Jordan to determine who lands the coveted role.
Miles Teller, Kit Harington and Richard Madden are said to be in the running for the role of Reed Richards.
Still no word on who will be Ben Grimm aka The Thing, although Terry Crews has been vocal about wanting the role.
Jordan recently confirmed that he has auditioned for Star Wars Episode VII, but with this casting news, it's likely that he won't appear in the J.J. Abrams directed feature.
Opening on June 18 2015, Trank's Fantastic Four is believed to be a radically take on the classic Marvel Comics property, however Trank recently denied that.
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