Michael B. Jordan spoke to ABC after a documentary premiere for “We Could Be King”. The documentary highlights the football season of two rival Philadelphia high schools that had to merge football teams because of funding.
Jordan also touched on his experience of being cast as Johnny Storm (the Human Torch) in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. “I grew up watching Saturday morning “X-Men” [another Marvel franchise] all the time,” he said. “To me this is living out a dream – playing a comic book character I grew up reading.”
Jordan went on to remark on what the perception was when he was announced as the character. “[I got] a lot of love, also a lot of people with their own personal opinions, may not be in support, but can’t make everybody happy,” he said. “My job as an actor is to be prepared for the role, that’s what I’ve always done, that’s what I will continue to do … you can’t listen to the negativity, you can’t let it bother you.”
The Fantastic Four is due to start shooting in May and is set for release in theaters next summer.