It's been rumored for quite some time that Michael B. Jordan was in the running to play the Human Torch in Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot. In fact, some reports had him as the only one even in the running for the role.
Now, Schmoes Know is reporting the Michael B. Jordan has officially signed a deal to play Johnny Storm AKA the Human Torch. Schmoes Know says the information comes from a trusted source within Michael B Jordan’s agency.
The Fantastic Four reboot is being directed by Josh Trank with Gregory Goodman and Matthew Vaughn producing. The film is being targeted for an early 2015 release date.