Yesterday, it was reported that the Girls
star Allison Williams
was being discussed as a possibility to star in Twentieth Century Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four
and now Chronicle
star Michael B. Jordan
is being considered to reunite with director Josh Trank
for the upcoming remake.
Jordan is reportedly to be up for the role of Johnny ‘The Human Torch’ Storm in the Fantastic Four
relaunch, while Williams was on the short list to play Sue Storm/Invisible Woman in the film. It wouldn’t make an awful lot of sense if she and Jordan played brother and sister, but I also support color blind casting.
Jordan is also ‘hot’ right now, coming off his acclaimed performance in the Sundance hit, Fruitvale Station
, which took home two awards at the festival earlier this year.
(Steve Rogers/Captain America) portrayed Johnny Storm’s character in the 2005 Fantastic Four
Produced by Matthew Vaughn
and based on a script penned by Jeremy Slater
and revised by Seth Grahame-Smith
, the rebooted Fantastic Four
will open in U.S. theaters on March 6th, 2015.
Josh Trank-directed adaptation will be the third time that Fox has tackled Marvel’s First Family with Tim Story-directed original Fantastic Four
in 2005 and a sequel, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
, in 2007.
The studio isn’t commenting on the news.