by Brett White
“Fruitvale Station” actor Michael B. Jordan has been pegged as the leading candidate to play Johnny Storm in the “Fantastic Four” reboot. Since the rumor got out, Jordan has been very vocal about his interest in playing the Human Torch. Helping the rumors along is the fact that the reboot is in the hands of “Chronicle” director Josh Trank, who just so happens to be one of Jordan’s close friends.
MTV News’ Josh Horowitz sat down with Jordan and tried to get the latest dirt on the superhero film. “Everybody knows that me and Josh are really good friends,” Jordan said in the exclusive interview. “From ’Chronicle’ we kind of grew together and he became one of my best friends.”
In addition to being best buds with the director, playing a superhero is an idea that excites Jordan. “I’m a comic book guy. I definitely geek out over that stuff, so if the opportunity came about, if he came to me and said, ’Hey Michael, I want you to do this,’ I wouldn’t even think twice about it.”
But how does he feel about donning the FF’s blue spandex? Check out the entire interview below to find out!
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