With Michael B. Jordan finding a huge amount of success in recent years, Fantastic Four was something of an unfortunate blip on the radar for the Creed star. After playing The Human Torch in the critically panned reboot, no one would blame the actor for never wanting to near a superhero movie again, but it turns out that his experience on the Josh Trank helmed film hasn’t soured his perspective on the genre too much.
Asked in a recent interview if he would shy away from going down the comic book movie route again, Jordan said:
“Which is one that you know I would gladly do again, it was a, as me being a comic book fan, and yeah, for that, it was just like a dream come true being able to play that character.”
The actor would no doubt still find success if he were to work with Marvel Studios or Warner Bros., so you can’t blame him for not wanting to shy away from the genre entirely. Still, he’s well aware of the negative impact Fantastic Four could have had on on his career, but remains confident that it ultimately didn’t do too much damage to his future prospects (after all, the cast were the only real highlight of the movie).
“No, yeah, 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. I stuck to the plan, we had a gameplan, I stuck to it, we made all the right decisions, but sometimes, you know, nobody bats a thousand.”
That’s a very interesting perspective on what happened with Fantastic Four, and as Fox recently removed the sequel from their release schedule, chances are that if Jordan does star in another comic book adaptation, it won’t be as The Human Torch.
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Source: The Bill Simmons Podcast