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Michael B. Jordan 'geeked out' about Fantastic Four casting

Michael B. Jordan 'geeked out' about Fantastic Four casting

May 7 2014, 12:10am CDT | by

Michael B. Jordan ''geeked out'' when he was cast in the 'Fantastic Four' reboot. The 27-year-old actor will play the Human Torch - a character who can absorb fire into his own body and is able to...

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Michael B. Jordan 'geeked out' about Fantastic Four casting

May 7 2014, 12:10am CDT | by

Michael B. Jordan ''geeked out'' when he was cast in the 'Fantastic Four' reboot.

The 27-year-old actor will play the Human Torch - a character who can absorb fire into his own body and is able to fly - in the forthcoming film and insists he and writer/director Josh Trank, who he previously worked with on 2011's 'Chronicle', acted like they were discussing their next ''science project'' when they were in talks about the production.

Talking to vibe.com, he enthused: I was like 'Oh shit. Man, that is ridic-- really? You want me to play that guy? Okay, cool.' It was just us two guys, two fanboys, just geeking out over the possibilities, or how it's going to be, and what we should do here, what we should do there, and the ideas we had for it. It just like two best friends just sitting there talking about our next science project. It was a lot of fun, a lot of excitement. I was excited. I was geeked.''

Although Jordan wants to make his portrayal unique he admits there are certain elements of the beloved superhero which he must stay true to.

He added: ''There are certain characteristics that people look for in the Human Torch that makes him unique. You gotta respect the past a little bit, and you also gotta respect the present and the future and give your own take.''

He will be joined by Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm aka The Thing, Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic and Kate Mara as the Invisible Girl.


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3 days ago

Fantastic Four delayed until August 2015

Sep 19 2014 12:48am CDT | Source: Total Film

Fox has decided to push back its Fantastic Four remake until August 2015, taking the slot that the studio had initially reserved for Assassin’s Creed. Fantastic Four had initially been slated to arrive on 16 June 2015, but will now move back a couple of months to open on 7 August 2015 instead. While it isn’t immediately obvious why an August release date would be preferable to a June one, Collider speculates that the huge success of Guardians Of The Ga ...
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‘Finding Dory’ Voice Cast Includes Idris Elba and Dominic West

Sep 11 2014 2:10pm CDT | Source: Screen Rant

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Star on the Rise: Why Michael B. Jordan Should Be on Your Radar

Aug 28 2014 3:49pm CDT | Source: Collider

There are a number of promising young actors raising their profiles at the moment, but one of the most exciting of the bunch is Michael B. Jordan.  You may remember him breaking your heart during Season One of The Wire or making you swoon with his recurring appearance on NBC’s Parenthood, but he broke out in a big way with last year’s gut-wrenching drama Fruitvale Station, garnering him dramatic clout and even awards consideration.  His most high-profile role is y ...
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3 weeks ago

Is this what Doctor Doom looks like in Josh Trank's FANTASTIC FOUR?!

Aug 28 2014 2:10pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

Leaked pics show Toby Kebbell's Doom against a greenscreen. Read the full article on AICN No, that's not it.   Geek Pride has scored two set photos from Josh Trank's FANTSTIC FOUR of what looks to be Toby Kebbell's Doctor Doom in full costume. In one shot he's facing off against what seems to be a pre-CGI stand-in for The Thing (though that's decidedly not Jamie Bell) and in the second, he's literally wired up for a melee against a flying dude in a l ...
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Mike Epps Confirmed to Play Richard Pryor in Lee Daniels’ Biopic

Aug 26 2014 12:07pm CDT | Source: Collider

A biopic of legendary comedian Richard Pryor has been in the works for years now, but it appears that the film is finally coming to fruition.  We learned earlier this year that Precious and The Butler director Lee Daniels was signing on to helm the biopic, as contenders for the role of Pryor emerged.  Actors like Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock had all vied for the part at one point or another in previous iterations of the project, and Daniels’ iteration was reported to have Murphy, Marlo ...
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3 weeks ago

Mike Epps Takes the Lead in Richard Pryor Biopic

Aug 26 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: Slash Film

Looks like the lead in the Richard Pryor biopic has gone to Mike Epps. Somehow, early on in the process, it looked like Nick Cannon was going to get the gig, and thus be enshrined in proximity to Pryor’s simply by virtue of proximity. But then Mike Epps came roaring up from the back of the pack with a screen test that was reportedly impossible to ignore. (He’d been attached to play Pryor in a previou ...
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3 weeks ago

Hoax SMASH! Fake Twitter Account Poses as Fantastic Four's Josh Trank

Aug 25 2014 12:25pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

In what seemed to be a move to hit the promotional trail for his upcoming movie Fantastic Four, an unverified twitter account claiming to be Josh Trank returning to the social media platform has since been deleted and revealed as a hoax. The account (josh_trank) "leaked" a photo of The Thing before taking on a Q&A with fans. During the Q&A, the account owner answered questions that seemed to quell some of the skepticism and rage over the film, including his decision t ...
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5 weeks ago

Evans Gives Jordan "Fantastic Four" Advice

Aug 15 2014 12:49pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

It seems the previous Johnny Storm has talked with the new one. With filming on the reboot of the "Fantastic Four" franchise finishing up, actor Michael B. Jordan has spoken about his role as the new Johnny Storm in the movie. He tells The Source that before he began filming the role he scored some advice from Chris Evans, the Captain America star who played Johnny Storm in the two previous "Fantastic Four" films: "I did get a chance to talk to Chris Evans about i ...
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5 weeks ago

Superhero Bits: Batman v Superman, Fantastic Four, Sin City 2, Aquaman, Groot, Wonder Woman

Aug 15 2014 12:30pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

How should the Batman v Superman Comic Con teaser have ended? What is Michael B. Jordan saying now about Fantastic Four? Is Jason Momoa fed up with being asked about Aquaman? What extras are on the 25th anniversary Blu-ray of Batman? Did Olga Kurylenko read for the part of Wonder Woman? Want to see a Sin City: A Dame to Kill For commercial that was rejected from TV? How about an awesome art print fro ...
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