There must be something about being named Michael Jordan that does wonders for your career. While the original MJ became one of the greatest NBA players to have ever played during his days with the Chicago Bulls, he’s not the only MJ in the world who;s ultra famous.
Hollywood is making itself very familiar with Michael B. Jordan, the star of Fruitvale Station is shooting to stardom and is being considered for a role in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot as Johnny Storm. In addition to that, the actor in slated to star in the next Rocky movie as Apollo Creed’s son and on top of all that he has been rumored to be involved in the upcoming Star Wars revival with J.J. Abrams.
Jordan confirmed the Star Wars rumors in an interview with Huffington Post saying he auditioned for a role sans a lightsaber.
“I mean, everybody’s going in on this project. They’re trying to figure out what they want,” he said. “That’s another incredible franchise. It’s pretty crazy! … We’ll see how it happens. I don’t know how I can do everything.”
The confirmation follows similar confirmation from Irish actress Saoirse Ronan who stated she too stopped by for an audition, although hers seems to be for a Jedi role since she auditioned with a lightsaber. Jordan didn’t audition with one but that really doesn’t mean too much at this point.
What needs to be taken away is that Jordan and Ronan are the two most concrete casting rumors we’ve had so far. Nothing is official but it looks like we’re getting closer and closer to having the cast finally filled out.