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Need further proof something official is coming from the world of Star Wars? A second actor has confirmed on the record that, yes, they auditioned for the film. First was Saoirse Ronan and next is Michael B. Jordan, the Friday Night Lights, Wire and Fruitvale Station star. Jordan recently confirmed he auditioned for Star Wars Episode VII but doesn’t know much about it. And no lightsaber for him.

He also addressed rumors he’s up for roles in Fantastic Four, Independence Day 2 and that Rocky spinoff Creed with Ryan Coogler. Read all his quotes below. Read More »

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Fox Lines Up ‘Fantastic Four’ Actor Shortlists

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What’s the story with Fox’s new Fantastic Four, to be directed by Josh Trank of Chronicle? Jeremy Slater scripted, and while there have been some small polishes done on that draft here and there, recently we heard that Simon Kinberg (Fox’s current go-to guy with respect to comic book adaptations) was hired to do work on the script.

We don’t know what that rewrite is going to achieve, and until it is done we’re not likely to hear about any real casting decisions. But in the meantime Fox and the film’s producers are still working on lists of choices for the main roles in the movie, and several names have been leaked to the public. Read More »

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Will Smith was a star before he appeared in Independence Day, but the 1996 film vaulted him into the stratosphere. The same could happen for Michael B. Jordan, star of Friday Night Lights, The Wire and Fruitvale Station. Jordan (who may also be up for Star Wars Episode VII) is said to be eyed for a “major role” in Roland Emmerich‘s Independence Day sequel, ID Forever Part I. No offer has been made but the actor has reportedly met with the director, the director liked him. As do execs at 20th Century Fox, who might also still be considering him for Fantastic Four. Read More »

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Saoirse Ronan isn’t the only rising star J.J. Abrams has his eye on, at least if this latest rumor is to be believed. According to a new report, Michael B. Jordan and David Oyelowo have also read for Star Wars: Episode VII, though of course nothing is confirmed at this point. Abrams is famously secretive about his upcoming projects, and Star Wars is no exception.

That being said, the filmmaker did recently offer some vague yet encouraging statements about what he has in mind for the new film. Hit the jump to read up on the casting rumors and Abrams’ comments.

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Michael Jordan Creed

Director Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan, who paired up on this year’s awards contender Fruitvale Station, are in early talks to direct and star in Creed. Creed is a spin-off from Sylvester Stallone‘s breakout and Oscar winning film Rocky. It will follow the grandson of Apollo Creed, famously played in the Rocky films by Carl Weathers. Stallone would return to reprise his role, which would have him mentoring the aspiring boxer. Read More »

The Amazing Spider-Man

For a geeky dude, Andrew Garfield‘s Peter Parker does pretty well with the ladies. He got himself into a relationship with the amazing Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man, and over the next couple of installments he’ll also cross paths with Mary Jane Watson and Felicia Hardy. But Garfield thinks it’s high time Peter broadened his dating horizons.

In a recent interview, he floated the idea of a male MJ — which would, of course, mean a gay or bisexual Spider-Man. And he thinks Chronicle star Michael B. Jordan would be just the guy to sweep Spidey off his feet. Read Garfield’s comments after the jump.

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Spider-Man Wolverine

Is it possible that Wolverine and Spider-Man could appear on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? How did Michael B. Jordan react when asked about Fantastic Four, on camera? Did a Cleveland reporter get a huge scoop about The Avengers 2 on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Want to see a video of a stunt from that set? Is Conan O’Brien excited about Man of Steel? Which day has been officially dubbed Man of Steel day? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four hasn’t announced any stars just yet, but we got some tantalizing hints a couple weeks back when Michael B. Jordan and Allison Williams were rumored for major roles. The reports got a lot of buzz, most of it good — but predictably, there were a few folks unhappy with the fact that Jordan is black, whereas Johnny Storm has traditionally been portrayed as white.

While Jordan won’t confirm his casting right now, he was happy to address some of the negative feedback he’s gotten. Put simply, he doesn’t see why his race should be a problem: “It’s 2013.” Hit the jump to read the rest of his comments.

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