Fantastic Four's 'new look'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 October 2014
Michael B. Jordan

Michael B. Jordan

The 'Fantastic Four' actor Michael B. Jordan has revealed the stars' superhero costumes have been given a "new look"

The upcoming 'Fantastic Four' movie has been given a "new look".

According to one of the film's stars Michael B. Jordan - who plays Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in the superhero action picture - he and his co-stars' costumes are much different to those seen in the 2005 and 2007 versions of the movie.

He told ABC News: "It's a new look.

"We are all in containment suits. The costume process definitely took some time to get in and out of that thing, especially since I was bulking up.

"It was a little more snug during filming. We got through it man. It was a process, but we did it. It was hard work."

It isn't the first time Jordan has hinted that the superhero movie is taking a different approach than previous comic book flicks.

He said earlier this year: "It's not your typical superhero film.

"We aren't looking at this as like, being superheroes. We're more or less a bunch of kids that had an accident and we have disabilities now that we have to cope with, and try to find a life afterwards."

Scriptwriter Simon Kinberg has also promised the ambitious reboot of the superhero franchise will be unlike anything fans have seen before in the genre.

He said: "We are hopefully going to be refining the way the people see the 'Fantastic Four' movies. There are so many things we are doing different from the previous film and so many things different from other comic books films."

The new take also stars Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing.

Fantastic Four

  • 2 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Josh Trank
  • Cast: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell
  • UK release: 6 August 2015

This adaptation of the classic comic book delivers yet another story about how a team of superheroes develop their freakish abilities, but it's humourless, drab and filled with self-important speeches about saving the world. Tim Story's 2005 and 2007 Fantastic Four films may have set the bar low, but Trank barely clears it.

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