In a recent interview with The Source Magazine, actor Michael B. Jordan talked about the Fantastic Four reboot that he completed filming. Some of the things he mentions includes his "original Johnny stuff," their "fresh take" on the story, and the advice he received from Chris Evans.
When asked about his experience playing Johnny Storm, the actor said:
"Yeah man it's been a lot of fun. Johnny Storm is such an iconic character. There’s a lot of personality traits and things to him that people are really going to look forward to seeing. Got a lot of original Johnny stuff in there and then you have – not a NEW take but a fresh take. We have a different take on different things as well. I could go on and on about it but I think it’s something that people will enjoy."
I'm curious to see what this fresh take is and what original elements he brought to the character. Jordan goes on to reveal that Evans, who portrayed Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four (2005) and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), gave him advice:
"Nah. It is a reboot you know, it’s its own thing. It’s its own origins story. I did get a chance to talk to Chris [Evans] about it, I met him at this event and he was basically like, 'Man I can’t give you anything. You’re great, you’re awesome. Just do your thing. And enjoy it. It’s gonna be fun.' That was just a really cool piece of information, words of encouragement from the guy who killed the role. He really did a really great job and hats off to him with how talented he is cause he’s doing an amazing job with Captain America. I really enjoy those films as well so that’s kind of pretty much where that was."
Fantastic Four is being directed by Josh Trank and it also stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, and Jaimie Bell. I really do like the director and cast, and I hope that they give us a film that fans will love. It's scheduled to be released in theaters on June 19, 2015.