Posted by | Cyrena Rose

TheWrap is reporting that Chronicle star Michael B. Jordan is in talks to reunite with director Josh Trank for the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot.  Jordan is said to be up for the role of Johnny Storm, aka The Human Torch, played by Chris Evans in the first two films.

 Michael B. Jordan is in “contention” to play The Human Torch in the reboot due in 2015, which would give the African-American actor a rare role as a superhero in a big studio franchise, numerous individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.

Twentieth Century Fox hasn’t commented on the news and the character has always been white; only time will tell if Jordan gets the role.  RC fans, we will keep you posted –  hopefully if this casting news is correct there won’t be any ‘racial backlash.’