Michael B. Jordan talks Fantastic Four & Rocky spin-off Creed
Oh man! A huge relief. It was like…walking around knowing that for like a year since me and Josh Trank, we talked about this when he first got the job. It’s something that we tried to make happen. We knew we had a lot of obstacles in the way and a lot of mountains to move but, you know, for whatever reason things just fell into place and … Fox believed in the situation and believed in me and yeah, we got it done. So that’s definitely something that me and Josh celebrated at the wrap. We were just like we did it.
Jordan then explained he wasn't cast as Johnny Storm a year ago, however it was something he had talked about with Josh Trank.
Not cast, but me and Josh … I was his choice. He wanted me to play the role and I wanted to play the role. So it was something that he told me around his birthday about a year and some change ago, right after “Chronicle.” And it was just like cool…let’s try to make this happen.
Michael B. Jordan was also asked about playing Johnny Storm in THE FANTASTIC FOUR, and the actor said some things will be different in the film compared to the comics and the previous movies, but hopes people will still like Trank's film.
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.
Speaking of the other FANTASTIC FOUR movies, Jordan goes on to say he had a conversation with Chris Evans about playing Johnny Storm.
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 about it, I met him at this event and he was basically like, “Man I can’t give you anything.” He said, “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.
Finally when asked about upcoming projects, Michael B. Jordan said CREED will be one of his next movies, and he doesn't want to disappoint fans of the original ROCKY movies with the spin-off.
Yeah I’m not going to let you guys down. I know that there’s a lot of Rocky fans out there and I’m one of them. So from one fan to another I’m gonna make sure we do a good job with this. Sly’s not gonna let anything happen to his baby.
No word on when CREED might hit theaters, but THE FANTASTIC FOUR will open on June 19, 2015.
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