Michael B. Jordan wanted change of color for Human Torch in Fantastic Four reboot


When it was revealed that Michael B. Jordan was going to play the Human Torch in the Josh Trank-directed Fantastic Four reboot, many fans were in an uproar over the casting choice. (Johnny Storm is white in the comics.) Jordan hasn’t done any favors to appease the critics, since he said that they were going to watch the movie anyway. However, with that said, there are many others who are supporting him.

In a recent interview with New York Daily News, Jordan gives us the updates on his role and on the backlash.

“Can’t make everybody happy,” he said. “I don’t think anything about it.”

He then shares his love of nerdy things:

“I loved comic books; Japanese animation, cartoons,” he said. “So to be able to play a character that I always fantasized about and always wanted to be — to have powers and stuff like that — and to be a part of Marvel’s family, it’s a huge deal for me. I geek out about it.”

Jordan on how tight the suit is:

“I was like, ‘This is a lot tighter than I expected.'”

He also reveals how long he has known about the role:

“I’ve known about this character and playing this role for almost two and a half years now. So when I get all these new questions about how I’m feeling about it, I’m like, ‘You know, I’m feeling pretty good about it.'”

And the moment we’ve all been waiting for…his response to Johnny Storm’s race being changed:

“It’s something that we kind of willed to happen, which was really important to me and Josh [Trank].”

“We’re lucky we had a studio behind us that really supported our ambition and our want for change. Now we have something really epic.”

What are your thoughts on Johnny Storm being a different race in the reboot?

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