Joseph Quinn Draws Parallels to Evans’ Human Torch: “It’s Big Boots To Fill” – Fans Can Anticipate a Unique Marvel Experience


‘Fantastic Four’ stands as the MCU’s most anticipated project, promising to bring Marvel’s first family into the cinematic universe with a fresh start after the previous film received mixed reviews from fans. Though the announcement was made ages ago, it’s only recently that we’ve received confirmation of the cast.

Pedro Pascal will step into the shoes of MCU’s Reed Richards, despite fans rallying for John Krasinski to land the role. Vanessa Kirby is set to portray Sue Storm, while Joseph Quinn will tackle the role of Johnny Storm and Ebon Moss-Bachrach will portray Ben Grimm.

The upcoming ‘Fantastic Four’ film isn’t the first attempt to bring these characters to the big screen, as many of you recall a series of movies that didn’t quite hit the mark, both commercially and critically. The original cast included Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards, Jessica Alba as Sue Storm, Chris Evans as Johnny Storm, and Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Joseph Quinn shared his thoughts on his upcoming role and compared his take on the Human Torch to Chris Evans’. He acknowledged the need to approach the character differently but also recognized the challenge of stepping into such iconic shoes.

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 expressed his pleasure in collaborating with seasoned professionals.

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 can anticipate a Marvel movie with a different vibe, as the story and setting are set to be distinct.

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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