As 20th Century Fox prepares to relaunch its Fantastic Four franchise next week with the Josh Trank-directed reboot, Comic Book caught up with stars Jamie Bell (The Thing) and Michael B. Jordan (The Human Torch), asking them what they’d like to see in the sequel, which currently has a release date set for June 9th, 2017.
“You can’t get away from Silver Surfer,” states Bell. “I know chronologically speaking that was the next villain in the previous franchise but I think Silver Surfer is cool looking. I’d like to see more of how the characters interact with each other famously from the comic. It would be appealing to me. This one very much is to get them to that point, to take them from people you don’t know, to transition into characters you can recognize. The job of the next film is taking it further and having the characters already established, seeing them interact in the very famous kind of way. Things between me and Johnny get very antagonistic. More of a blossoming love story between Reed and Sue. More of a family dynamic. Stuff like that would be great There’s a wealth of material and with a 90 minute run time of an origin story it’s very difficult to fit it all in.”
“Namor is a cool one,” said Jordan. “[He is] by far, he’s the strongest mutant. You know what I’m saying? Maybe not by far, but he’s the strongest mutant. It would be a pretty interesting battle, the Fantastic Four vs. Namor. The classic one where he’s running rampant and the only way he’ll stop is if he gets a kiss from Sue right in front of Reed. It’s awesome. I think that would make for a good movie and storyline.”
It’s unlikely that we’ll get to see Namor taking on the Fantastic Four given that Universal has the rights to the Sub-Mariner, but which characters would you like to see in future instalments of the franchise (assuming we do get future instalments)? Let us know in the comments below…
Fantastic Four is set to hit theaters on August 7th, with Josh Trank (Chronicle) directing a cast that includes Miles Teller (Whiplash) as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara (House of Cards) as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Jamie Bell (Nymphomaniac) as Ben Grimm/The Thing, Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Doctor Doom, Reg E. Cathey (House of Cards) as Dr. Storm, and Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk) as Harvey Elder/Mole Man.