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For those that love Marvel’s superheroes, the Fantastic Four, get ready because the four heroes are getting another movie reboot with new faces.
Reportedly, Michael B. Jordan will be playing the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four reboot. Jordan is known for his groundbreaking portrayal of Oscar Grant in the movie Fruitvale Station. Fruitvale Station is based on the true story of Oscar Grant, an unarmed young man gunned down by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle in Oakland, Calif., in 2009.
There were rumors that Jordan was being considered for the role of Johnny Storm, previously played by Chris Evans.
SchmoesKnow reported the news which they say was received from a trusted source in Jordan’s agency.
However, the report has brought out the racism in some comic fans, citing that Johnny Storm should not be played by the African-American actor, according to Yahoo! Movies.
This is not the first time such backlash has come about from some comic book fans - many opposed Idris Elba, the star of the BBC hit show Luther, to play the Norse god Heimdall in the movie, Thor.
Whether or not some fans like it, according to the report, Michael B. Jordan is the new Johnny Storm. With Jordan’s acting skills, it’s no wonder why the 26-year-old actor was chosen.
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