Michael B. Jordan: Fantastic Four is grittier
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 August 2015
Michael B. Jordan thinks the 'Fantastic Four' reboot is "darker and grittier" than the original
Michael B. Jordan thinks the 'Fantastic Four' reboot is "darker and grittier" than the original.
The 28-year-old actor - who plays The Human Torch in the new movie - says the remake was inspired by director Christopher Nolan's take on the Batman franchise by offering a truer reflection of the world.
Asked what makes it different, he said: "I think honestly it's the tone.
"People want to see Marvel films that are a little darker, a little grittier.
"Christopher Nolan's Batman films changed the way we looked at superhero films. It didn't have to be so light, it could be more of a reflection of the world we live in."
And his co-star, Miles Teller - who plays Mr. Fantastic - believes the film also portrays more honestly the "traumatising" effects of their new superpowers.
He told Shortlist magazine: "There's definitely some of the body-horror stuff. If you're a young guy and all of a sudden you're covered in this elastic form and you can't control it, that would be traumatising.
"What we're doing with this movie, it's more gritty and real - it's not just super-fun and flying around blowing stuff up. Although there is plenty of that too."