The Fantastic Four is moving away from the Tim Story-directed films for a more character driven reboot and one of the film's stars says to get ready for the absolutely epic showing that will come with the new vision of the heroes.
Speaking with New York Daily News on Thursday, Michael B. Jordan, who plays the Human Torch in the movie, talked about his childhood with comic books and how the costume will look for this incarnation of the Fantastic Four.
"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," Jordan said.
"I was like, 'This (suit) is a lot tighter than I expected."
Jordan also spoke about getting into character and what fans could expect from this version directed by Chronicle's Josh Trank, which Jordan was also in.
"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," he said.
"It's something that we kind of willed to happen, which was really important to me and Josh. 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 also talked about his attraction to complex characters even dating back to his role on Friday Night Lights and Fruitvale Station.
"I've always been attracted to characters that are very complicated or complex. I think Heath Ledger did such a great job with The Joker and the way he performed it," Jordan said.
"How it was so crazy and psychotic, but you kind of understood it. I want to step in those shoes and play a role like that."
Fantastic Four comes out on August 7, 2015.