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Michael B. Jordan Discusses FANTASTIC FOUR Development

Now for some none Avengers comic book movie news! Director Josh Trank is currently in production on Fantastic Four with Miles Teller as Mr. fantastic, Kate Mara as The Invisible Woman, Jamie Bell as Thing, and Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch. In a recent interview with MTV, Jordan talked about working on the project and how they are in their own world while making it. Here's what he had to say...

Here he talks about the secrecy of the project:

"Yeah, 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."

He then address the issue of the assumption that films like this are planned well in advance:

"As much as everybody thinks that these projects are cemented in years before, they’re not. There’s so many things that you just can’t account for. You know, you can try and plan as much as you want, but you get there on game day and you get thrown a curve ball, I guess, hey, the game plan goes out the window. You’ve got to adapt.

"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."

He then describes the heroes in the story as having disabilities:

"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."

Jordan is then asked if the film is going to have more of a Golden Age, kind of a “gee whiz!” approach or if it would by more angsty to which he replied:

"Yeah, I mean we’ve just got layers. 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.

"One of the good things about the Fantastic Four is that everybody is different. And it’s like, sometimes family doesn’t always consist of your relatives or by blood. Sometimes your best friends can feel more like family than your cousins.

"I think everybody kind of has that same feeling. When you go through an accident together, when you go through a traumatic event, sometimes that brings you closer together. Yeah, everybody takes their time out to kind of deal with their own stuff, but at the end of the day, you shared a common experience together that you’re able to relate to.

"The people, the public, the fans that are watching this can all relate to that because everybody has had to overcome an obstacle in their life before."

There's a lot of great stuff here from the actor, and it sounds like this could turn out to be a Fantastic Four movie fans could like. I know a lot of people still aren't on board with what they are doing, but people will start really judging it when we start seeing photos and footage from the film. 

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