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. Though just a rumor at this point, Jordan’s prior working relationship with Trank could make it a reality.
Previous casting rumors for the film include “Girls” star Allison Williams in an unspecified role that many believe to be Sue Storm aka The Invisible Woman.
Details are currently few on the project all around outside of Trank directing from script by Seth Grahame-Smith, Michael Green and Jeremy Slater. Production is slated to begin soon, however, with the film targeting a March 6, 2015 release.
The rebooted Fantastic Four will mark the third time Marvel’s first family has hit the big screen. Tim Story directed the original Fantastic Four in 2005 and also helmed a sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, in 2007. There was also a 1994 version, produced by Roger Corman. That version has never received an official release.
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