You might remember last month resident scoop machine El Mayimbe revealed that Michael B. Jordan (‘Chronicle’, ‘Fruitvale Station’) was in talks with J.J. Abrams about getting in on that ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ action.
At People Magazine’s “One to Watch” party last night, the actor confirmed the scoop, saying that he did audition for a role — one that didn’t involve a lightsaber. Hmmm… Let the speculation run rampant on that one.
“One to watch”, indeed, Jordan is popping up everywhere. Variety confirmed a long-running rumour today that he’s in contention for the role of Johnny Storm in the ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot from ‘Chronicle’ director Josh Trank. “Definitely interested in the project. Josh Trank is a buddy of mine,” said Jordan.
He also confirmed he’s working with Sylvester Stallone on ‘Creed’, the ‘Rocky’ spin-off which would see Jordan playing Apollo Creed’s (Carl Weathers) grandson, and Stallone playing his boxing coach (Mickey style). “That’s amazing, I can’t wait to do it. … That definitely is going on.”
There you have it. If you’re not familiar with Michael B. Jordan now, you will be soon.
Source: People Magazine (via Huffington Post)