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‘The Human Torch’ Goes Black with Michael B. Jordan

Michael_B_Jordan_Human_TorchMichael B. Jordan has officially signed on to star as Johnny Storm, The Human Torch in Josh Trank’s  reboot of “Fantastic Four.

The 26-year-old star of “Chronicle” has been up for the role of Johnny Storm for a while and sources from within his agency confirmed his involvement.

With the coming of this news there is bound to be many upset comic book purists objecting to a Black actor being cast in a white role. Many of which have already taken to social media to express their hate. 

Michael B. Jordan has officially signed on to star as Johnny Storm, aka The Human Torch in Josh Trank's  reboot of Fantastic Four.


When it comes to casting Johnny’s sister, Sue Storm, it’s unclear whether the studio is going to go with a white actress or a Black actress for the role. Some rumors have indicated that actresses Saoris Ronan, Kate Mara or Margot Robbie will play Johnny’s sister Sue Storm, which raises the issue of different skin color from Jordan. 

As for the Black actress, “Orange is the New Black” star Samira Wiley has been rumored to be in the mix. Nicole Behari, Kerry Washington and Zoe Saldana’s names have also been mentioned.

So what do you think? Do you care that Jordan is going to be the new Human Torch?





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9 thoughts on “‘The Human Torch’ Goes Black with Michael B. Jordan

  1. Tory Chang says:

    I'm pretty sure that example of "hate' you chose was being satirical. However, I'm also sure there are plenty of real examples of upset fanboys so maybe you should pick a different one.

  2. Manuel Gonzalez says:


  3. Nydia Simone says:

    Kerry or Nicole would be awesome!!!!!!!

  4. Little embarrassing that you chose an obviously satirical comment and posted it as an example of honest backlash.

  5. Tracy Thorne says:

    I absolutely adored him in Fruitvale Station. Is he single, I see him in your future…

  6. Nydia Simone says:

    Tracy Thorne lol. I'm sure he's VERY busy right now.

  7. I really like the pick of Michael B Jordan as Johnny Storm, and would the thought of him being adopted really be big deal. It really shouldn't change Sue and Johnny's sibling relationship or affect the storyline at all just because Johnny is adopted. Hell! Sue can be adopted for that matter, or they both can be.

  8. Darrin Bell says:

    Kerry Washington, Zoe Saldana, Megan Good, or Nicole Beharie… Any of them would make a good Susan Storm

  9. Tom Racine says:

    All good choices.

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