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Monday 29 December 2014

Jordan: Fantastic Four has risks

Michael B Jordan plays Johnny Storm/Human Torch in the Fantastic Four reboot
Michael B Jordan plays Johnny Storm/Human Torch in the Fantastic Four reboot

Michael B Jordan has revealed that the Fantastic Four reboot will be a risky gamble.

The Fruitvale Station star is playing Johnny Storm/Human Torch in Josh Trank's upcoming adaptation, alongside Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr Fantastic, Kate Mara as Susan Storm/Invisible Woman and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing.

"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 told MTV.

"This is going to be grounded and unconventional. 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 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."

Fantastic Four, to be released in 2015, sees Michael reuniting with his Chronicle director Josh.

" He hasn't changed. I think he's grown and matured, as we all have. We've become closer friends, which makes it easier on set for us to talk to each other and explain what we're feeling and how we're going to approach these things and I think that's very important," the actor continued.

"We didn't have that big of a budget on Chronicle and now we have a pretty big budget... Josh's vision is very clear and he knows exactly what he wants, and he gives us room to adapt and to play.

"So he's more locked in and more focused on what he has to do, but he's the same in all the ways that really matter."

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