21 Jul – Michael B. Jordan, who will be playing Johnny Storm a.k.a. the Human Torch in Fantastic Four, sits down with MTV and talks about the movie.
Ever since Kate Mara's bombshell about the upcoming "Fantastic Four" not being based on any previously published work, fans are getting apprehensive and unsure of what the new movie might bring to the table.
Jordan assures fans by saying, "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," he added. "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."
When asked about Josh Trank's approach in directing the movie, Jordan replied that the director'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."
That doesn't seem to stray far from what co-star Kate Mara revealed in an earlier interview when asked about her Invisible Woman character, "We are also trying to create a new way of seeing these superheroes, I'm focusing on making her as real as possible."
"Fantastic Four" is scheduled to hit cinemas in 2015.