Though Josh Trank is probably going to be inexorably linked to “Fantastic Four” reboot for the rest of his career, the actors involved are likely to come out fairly unscathed. One of the film’s most promising talents, Michael B. Jordan, has done so and has been scoring rave notices for his work in the just released “Creed”.
Talking about “Creed” on Bill Simmons’ latest podcast this week, Jordan was asked about superhero films in general and whether he’d do another one. The actor seems very open to the idea, saying a superhero role is a rite of passage for an actor:
“Which is one that you know I would gladly do again. It was, for me being a comic book fan for that, it was just like a dream come true being able to play that character.”
Simmons then asked him about the film’s failure, what he learned from his whole experience, and how Jordan has managed to come out of the wreckage of the movie without much injury to his potential:
“I got out of there pretty clean, you know, it’s one of those things where it was a lesson for me that really made me realize that things aren’t in your control… You can get up everyday and be like ‘I’m going to give 110% to this one thing’ or to anything and it still not turn out how people want it or how you expected it to and it doesn’t mean that you’re a failure or it doesn’t mean that you didn’t do a great job, it just means that as a whole, as a project, there are so many other pieces that are moving that have nothing to do with you that determine the outcome of a film, so that was kinda one of those things that I had to come to terms with.”
You can hear the full podcast on SoundCloud.