There’s been a little bit of controversy among the fanboys concerning the casting of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm in the newest incarnation of The Fantastic Four. But this article has nothing to do with that, so don’t worry. Actually, we’re just here to report that Jordan has been chatting with MTV about the upcoming film and he’s got quite a bit to say about the Josh Trank-directed reboot. Scroll on for the latest FF info.
When chatting about his experiences on the set shooting the new FF flick, Jordan has this to say:
…we have been pretty much in our own world, that’s really the only way we could get a project like this done. It is so massive, so many moving parts, so many moving pieces, things are changing every day.
The script is evolving, [you make] on set decisions on the fly, things are always constantly changing. Me personally, I block out that extra noise and I focus on the job I have to do. It is an important film for all of us… We’re taking it seriously, taking a lot of risks. I think it’s going to pay off.
And when asked to elaborate on Trank’s vision of what he wants the film to become:
Josh’s vision is very clear and he knows exactly what he wants, and he gives us room to adapt and to play. That’s what I kind of think sets us apart, is that this is going to be grounded and unconventional.
It’s not your typical superhero film, you know, we aren’t looking at this as like, being superheroes. We’re more or less a bunch of kids that had an accident and we have disabilities now that we have to cope with, and try to find a life afterwards – try to be as normal as we can.
He then went on to discuss the tone of the film and how it’s going to be a bit more grounded than your typical super hero flick:
We’re trying to make it relatable to people as much as we can [with these] larger than life, larger than this world themes.
It’s superheroes! You know, not just superheroes. It’s fiction. You’ve got to ground it as much as you can to make [audience members] feel relatable to these characters, no matter what age they are or what time of their life.
Jordan went on to talk about his experiences working with Trank and Toby Kebbell (aka the new Doctor Doom) and then followed by answering a question that everyone wants to know – when are we going to see some footage from the new Fantastic Four?
No clue. I haven’t even seen anything on set, okay? And I’m here. I’m barely watching playback, so honestly I have no idea about any of that stuff. I think they’re still trying to figure out the direction and what they want to do, so I’m not sure.
Yup, no answers there folks. Sorry. Still, it’s nice to hear that Trank has a clear picture of the movie he wants to end up with. Add to that a pretty solid cast and we could have the Fantastic Four movie we’ve been waiting for all these years. After the fiasco of the Tim Story-directed films, pretty much anything Trank does will make the franchise better than it is right now.
All we can do for the next year, however, is cross our fingers and hope that everything turns out well in the end. And maybe, if we’re really lucky, they’ll drop something on us at SDCC to help whet our appetites. Until then, kick back, relax and reserve judgment on the film until we see something solid.
Check out the Fantastic Four reboot when it finally hits theaters next year on June 19th. And let’s hope it turns out to be as good as Jordan is making it out to be.