Details about the upcoming reboot of the “Fantastic Four” franchise at 20th Century Fox are still rather nebulous at the moment, but one of the film’s stars has spoken about director Josh Trank’s plans which will be considered an epic reboot. Speaking with NY Daily News, actor Michael B. Jordan says:
“It’s something that we kind of willed to happen, which was really important to me and Josh (Trank). We’re lucky we had a studio behind us that really supported our ambition and our want for change. Now we have something really epic.”
He confirmed he’s known about the role and his potential involvement in the project for well over two years now, long before everyone else was made aware of his casting:
“I’ve known about this character and playing this role for almost two and a half years now. So when I get all these new questions about how I’m feeling about it, I’m like, ‘You know, I’m feeling pretty good about it.’
…I loved comic books. Japanese animation, cartoons. So to be able to play a character that I always fantasized about and always wanted to be — to have powers and stuff like that — and to be a part of Marvel’s family, it’s a huge deal for me. I geek out about it.”
He also admits the costume is a “lot tighter” than he expected. Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Tim Blake Nelson and Reg E. Cathey also star in the film which is slated to open August 7th 2015.