There is still much we don't know about 20th Century Fox's The Fantastic Four reboot, but if unconfirmed plot details released last month are true, this highly-anticipated project will be vastly different from its 2005 predecessor Fantastic Four. The most obvious difference is the much younger cast, which includes Miles Teller (Mr. Fantastic), Michael B. Jordan (The Human Torch), Kate Mara (The Invisible Girl) and Jamie Bell (The Thing). Michael B. Jordan recently spoke about the reboot in a new interview with New York Daily News, where he praises the studio for embracing director Josh Trank's vision and promises an epic reboot.
"It's something that we kind of willed to happen, which was really important to me and Josh (Trank). We're lucky we had a studio behind us that really supported our ambition and our want for change. Now we have something really epic."
Johnny Storm is a character that has always been caucassian in the comic books and the original movie. His casting caused a bit of controversy within the fanboy community, which he has addressed on numerous occassions. The actor also received an endorsement from the original Human Torch, Chris Evans. It seems that now fans may be finally starting to embrace the actor as Johnny Storm, but we won't know for sure until, at the very least, the first trailer is released.
Months before the cast of The Fantastic Four was revealed, Michael B. Jordan had been rumored to play Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, although the actor revealed that he has actually known about the role and the project for over two years.
"I've known about this character and playing this role for almost two and a half years now. So when I get all these new questions about how I'm feeling about it, I'm like, 'You know, I'm feeling pretty good about it.'"
The actor also added how he was a huge comic book fan growing up, so getting the chance to play Johnny Storm was a "huge deal" for him.
"I loved comic books. Japanese animation, cartoons. So to be able to play a character that I always fantasized about and always wanted to be -- to have powers and stuff like that -- and to be a part of Marvel's family, it's a huge deal for me. I geek out about it."
However, he also admitted that the costume wasn't quite what he expected."I was like, 'This is a lot tighter than I expected.'"
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