Chris Evans On Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch In FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot
By Merrill Barr on April 1, 2014
Before he was Captain America, to the world, Chris Evans was the man who knew how to play with fire in the Fantastic Four movies, Johnny Storm. Considering Torch was one of the focal points in Fox’s first crack at the franchise back in 2005, it was always known that as newcomer to the role, Michael B. Jordan was going to have some hefty shoes to fill. How do you top the guy that went on to play an Avenger? Well, Evans had some words to say on the matter by way of the New York Daily News:
“It’s so funny, you almost feel precious over the role that you don’t want someone else to do it. But when you hear someone phenomenal is doing it, it’s very exciting like you almost can’t wait…. I couldn’t even give that guy any advice if I wanted, that guy is so good. It’s exciting to see what he’s going to do, because I know he’s going to reinvent it in a way that I could never have imagined… It’s almost like we’re sharing, the character is ours. I feel like I’m connected with him in a way, it’s a nice feeling.”
Sounds like Evans is on board with the successor of the role he rocked a decade ago, and that’s great because all of us are too. Now the real question is: what’ll he think when Michael B. Jordan is cast as Steve Rogers after Captain America 3?