Joseph Quinn Compares Himself to Evans’ Human Torch: “It’s Big Boots to Fill” – Fans Should Expect a Different Kind of Marvel Movie

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‘Fantastic Four’ is MCU’s currently the most exciting project. The movie will introduce Marvel’s first family to the cinematic universe and reboot the original movie that was deemed as “not as great” according to the fans. It’s been ages since the movie was first announced but it was only a few months ago that we got a confirmed cast.

Pedro Pascal will be MCU’s Reed Richards, despite fans pleading with the studio for John Krasinski to take on the role. Vanessa Kirby will be playing Sue Storm, with Joseph Quinn taking on the role of Johnny Storm and Ebon Moss-Bachrach playing Ben Grimm.

This is not the first time the Fantastic Four are adapted to the big screen as many of you remember a series of movies that were both commercial and critical failures. The original cast of the movies was Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards, Jessica Alba as Sue Storm, Chris Evans as Johnny Storm, and Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm.

In his recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Joseph Quinn commented on his upcoming role and how he sees his Human Torch when compared to Evans, he admitted that he has to put a different spin on the character but nevertheless has big shoes to fill.

No. I mean, you’re going to make it your own. It’s big boots [to fill]. I knew that they’d been talking about making the Fantastic Four in the Marvel Universe for a while. I had a talk with [director] Matt [Shakman], and it was very clear with the kind of people who they were attaching to it what they were trying to do with it. There are aspects of it that are very much a singular thing and its own thing.

Quinn also commented on what delight it is to work with established pros.

Working with Vanessa, Pedro, Evan — they’re really consummate pros and brilliant in everything they’re in. So I’m really looking forward to establishing this familial dynamic with them and with Matt Shakman’s guidance.

Fans should apparently expect a different type of Marvel movie, as the story and setting are expected to be quite unique:

I think that with the story of the Fantastic Four, it feels like we want to get this right. There are aspects of it that are very different to other Marvel films. That felt very compelling to me. And again, going back to who’s involved, Matt, of course, the director, I think is brilliant, and the cast, and I’ve read it and the script is brilliant. It’s really brilliant. I’m delighted to have this opportunity. Superhero movies are movies about people. And if we’re invested in the people and the characters and the peril and the spectacle, then that’s why people go to the theaters to watch films. We’re not just in a penny; we’re in for a pound with this one. We’re going to go for it.

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