Michael B. Jordan Talks Fantastic Four And If He Would Play Johnny Storm Again


It's no secret that people didn't like 2015's attempted reboot of Fantastic Four. Even its director bailed on the film on Twitter. However, the actors have stood by it even in tough press tour waters.

Michael B. Jordan's first film after Fantastic Four was a critical darling despite getting mostly snubbed by the Academy Awards. Jordan's success in Creed may have come from lessons learned on the often referred to as "disastrous" Fantastic Four set. "I look back at the film as a learning experience," Jordan tells IGN of his work on Fantastic Four. "Every film isn’t going to be a home run. Everybody involved didn’t set out to make a film that didn’t work. I think everybody wants to do the best job possible. I think it was a big education for me to realise that things aren’t in your control, and you can do everything you’re supposed to do. You can give 110% every day, and the movie still not work out. But that may or may not be on you and you’ve got to be OK with that. Moving onto the next thing. For me, first thing off I had this project [Creed] coming on right after so it makes it a little bit easier to swallow.”

As for whether or not Jordan will be playing the Human Torch again, signs are pointing to no. The planned 2017 sequel was recently removed from 20th Century Fox's release schedule and Jordan himself doesn't sound confident about the possibilities. “I’m not sure man” he says. “Honestly, there are so many things outside of the actor’s control. You know, as much as we want and we like these characters, and we like these worlds and stuff like that, we have such a small say in what goes on behind closed doors – all that other, extra stuff. Also, I love the character. I’m a big comic book fan, and that’s one of the reasons I wanted to do it in the first place. We’ll see what happens.”

But when it comes down to if he wants to play Johnny Storm one more time, Jordan says, "Johnny Storm is an incredible character. Why not?"

He's not the only one who likes Johnny Storm. Former Fantastic Four actor Chris Evans recently said he would like to have Johnny on his team for the upcoming Civil War in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.