Fantastic Four hits theaters nationwide tomorrow after much anticipation from die-hard Marvel comic fans.
The movie, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways.
To save the world, the team must learn to harness their new superhuman abilities and work together to defeat a former friend turned enemy.
Earlier this year Michael B. Jordan, who stars in the film as Johnny Storm (Human Torch), penned an essay for Entertainment Weekly defending his role to play the comic character, who’s traditionally portrayed as a white man.
In an interview with the Grio, Jordan’s co-stars Kate Mara, Mile Teller, and Jamie Bell supported Jordan’s work in the film and said his race should be a nonissue.
“I think Mike’s handled it brilliantly,” Mara said. “I’m excited to get to a point where it’s not an issue… it’s not a talking point. He’s the perfect Johnny Storm.”
The cast later performed a line from the song that they think fits the vibe of Fantastic Four; Rihanna’s “Bi**h Betta Have My Money.”
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