|Michael B. Jordan|
|Character||Johnny Storm/Human Torch|
Michael B. Jordan portrayed Johnny Storm/Human Torch in Fantastic Four. Stan Lee, creator of the comic book series, approved the idea of the Human Torch being African American, but fans of the comic started a petition to have Jordan replaced, because the original Human Torch was Caucasian.
Despite racial controversy, the petition was rejected. Jordan co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in the film Creed, a spin-off of the Rocky film franchise. He earned praise for his role in the film, and was considered the best boxing film ever made.
- "It was expected. You kinda know going into it that people are used to seeing something one way, it's a continuity thing more than anything. People don't like change too much. But annoyed? Eh, you just kinda accept it, it is what it is. You can't make everybody happy. You just gotta accept that and know. I'm an actor, I have to do my job. I'm going to do my job the best I can and the way I've been doing it my entire life, my entire career. I grew up a comic book guy, I read comic books as a kid growing up, and the Fantastic Four/Human Torch is one of my favorite characters so I'm going to give it my everything. I can't wait. I don't really let it bother me at all. I just want to go into it and do the best job I can. We'll see what happens."
- "The Human Torch is, 'yknow, that's fun. That's going to be a good time…To play a superhero? That's dreams coming true. It's not going to be hard. It's going to be fun to kind of show a side of me that I don't really get to show on screen, to be a little bit lighter, funnier, just more personality. It's going to be fun."
- Jordan work with Director Josh Trank in 2012's Chronicle and actor Miles Teller in 2014's That Awkward Moment.
- Jordan also portrayed Victor Stone/Cyborg in Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox will appear as Erik Killmonger in Black Panther.