Also repeatedly rumored is Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, who is apparently the only person 20th Century Fox is looking at for the role. Haddie's ex-boyfriend seems a lock for the iconic character. Before this Samira Wiley news started to make headlines, many wondered how Saoirse Ronan and Michael B. Jordan could still be portrayed as brother and sister, with mixed-race parents and adoption helping to explain away the differences in skin tone. Now, it seems that 20th Century Fox might step up and actually cast two African Americans for this superhero duo, which adheres to the biological relationship as seen in the original comic books.
Samira Wiley isn't admitting that she is up for the role of Sue Storm. She did address the rumors, though, and seems excited by the idea.
When asked if there was any truth to the rumors, the actress played coy. She then admitted that she hadn't tested yet, but again, we know that she could very well be telling a bold faced lie.
What do you think of Samira Wiley as Sue Storm? She steals the show on Orange Is the New Black, so we think she could also do this part some justice. And the studios have long toyed with casting African American actors in characters that were originally caucasian. Someone needs to finally pull the trigger and let it happen already, so that the controversy can die down and become non-news.
The Fantastic Four comes to theaters June 19th, 2015 and stars Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Tim Blake Nelson, Reg E. Cathey. The film is directed by Josh Trank.