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Published On: Thu, Mar 6th, 2014

Michael B Jordan discusses ‘The Fantastic Four’ role, playing Johnny Storm and fan outrage

With the recent casting Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot, a lot of people were less than happy with both the casting of Michael B Jordan as Johnny Storm and the cast overall.

The Chronicle star discussed the fan outage and taking the role during a new March 6 interview with Cinefilos.it

“It was expected. You kinda know going into it that people are used to seeing something one way, it’s a continuity thing more than anything. People don’t like change too much. But annoyed? Eh, you just kinda accept it, it is what it is. You can’t make everybody happy. You just gotta accept that and know. I’m an actor, I have to do my job. I’m going to do my job the best I can and the way I’ve been doing it my entire life, my entire career. I grew up a comic book guy, I read comic books as a kid growing up, and the Fantastic Four/Human Torch is one of my favorite characters so I’m going to give it my everything. I can’t wait. I don’t really let it bother me at all. I just want to go into it and do the best job I can. We’ll see what happens.”

Jordan then explained why he took the role.

“The Human Torch is, ‘yknow, that’s fun. That’s going to be a good time…To play a superhero? That’s dreams coming true. It’s not going to be hard. It’s going to be fun to kind of show a side of me that I don’t really get to show on screen, to be a little bit lighter, funnier, just more personality. It’s going to be fun.”

The Fantastic Four will star Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Invisible Girl, Jordan as the Human Torch, and Jamie Bell as The Thing.

The Fantastic Four is scheduled for release on June 19, 2015.

Michael B Jordan center Chronicle photo

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