THE FANTASTIC FOUR: Joseph Quinn Talks Human Torch Training And Who He's Most Excited To Work With

THE FANTASTIC FOUR: Joseph Quinn Talks Human Torch Training And Who He's Most Excited To Work With

Stranger Things alum Joseph Quinn has talked more about being cast as the MCU's Human Torch, revealing that he's already begun preparation to play the character. You can find more from him after the jump!

By JoshWilding - Jun 12, 2024 12:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Fantastic Four
Source: GQ

Joseph Quinn put himself on the map with a standout performance as Eddie Munson in Netflix's Stranger Things, but by far his biggest role will be as Johnny Storm, a.k.a the Human Torch, in Marvel Studios' The Fantastic Four

If all goes to plan, it's a character he'll portray for the next decade or more; however, in an interview with GQ, Quinn admits, "That was a surprising phone call." While he's still processing landing the role (previously brought to life on screen by Chris Evans and Michael B. Jordan), he notes that "the wheels are getting moving" on the project. 

"I’ve met Ebon very briefly, Vanessa I have lots of mutual friends with," Quinn says of his co-stars. He already knows Pedro Pascal because they've worked on Ridley Scott's Gladiator sequel together, but there's one cast member, in particular, he's thrilled to share the screen with: John Malkovich.

"He’s one of my all-timers," he acknowledges before the site says "his entire body tenses" upon being asked whether the actor is playing a villain. 

Elsewhere in the profile, it's revealed that Quinn has been for a costume fitting and started training for his superhero transformation into the Fantastic Four's heartthrob. 

"I’m eating stuff and lifting things. I’m working with someone great - if you’d cast someone as a personal trainer, you’d cast him, he’s a rhinoceros of a man," Quinn says. "He’s very good at his job, he gets me to do the things I don’t want to do. You can’t think. You just have to go with it."

"God willing, I’m going to get myself to Glastonbury," he adds, confirming he'll begin shooting The Fantastic Four once he's one with A Quiet Place: Day One's press tour. "And after that we’re into skin-tight suits and fire."

Marvel Studios has announced that Pedro Pascal (Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby (Sue Storm/Invisible Woman), Joseph Quinn (Johnny Storm/Human Torch), and Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Ben Grimm/The Thing) will lead The Fantastic Four cast. Julia Garner has also joined the reboot as Shalla-Bal/Silver Surfer.

Recent additions to the cast include Paul Walter Hauser, John Malkovich, and Natasha Lyonne in mystery roles, along with Ralph Ineson as the villainous Galactus.

Director Matt Shakman worked with both Avatar: The Way of Water co-writer Josh Friedman and WandaVision's Cam Squires on The Fantastic Four's screenplay, with Eric Pearson (Black Widow) recently coming on board for a final polish.

The movie is set to be released in theaters on July 25, 2025.

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DocSpock - 6/12/2024, 12:08 PM

I think he is perfect for this role.
Nomis929 - 6/12/2024, 12:09 PM
I hope we get to see Johnny wear his Red Uinform in a live action movie for once. Anyone else remember that?

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Evansly - 6/12/2024, 12:11 PM
@Nomis929 - This is my first time seeing it. It feels weird like he's a knock off Barry Allen
Nomis929 - 6/12/2024, 12:46 PM
@Evansly - FLASH ON!
McMurdo - 6/12/2024, 2:16 PM
@Nomis929 - dude I love your comic knowledge it always makes me very happy. Thanks for always sharing this stuff because I'm a 90s baby and though I read a lot and went back into the canons to read classics....I missed plenty of more obscure story and character stuff. Appreciate you Nomis
Nomis929 - 6/12/2024, 2:19 PM
@McMurdo - Thanks. I'm just an "Old School" fan of the genre.
Doomsday8888 - 6/12/2024, 12:10 PM
He's training by putting his hand over candles.
marvel72 - 6/12/2024, 12:19 PM
@Doomsday8888 -

He covers himself in petrol and sets himself on fire 3 times a day, until it stops hurting.
HashTagSwagg - 6/12/2024, 12:18 PM
That war of the rohirrim film is looking like a Netflix show
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marvel72 - 6/12/2024, 12:20 PM
@HashTagSwagg - Lord Of The Rings Anime.

Looks good from the screen shots.
McMurdo - 6/12/2024, 2:17 PM
@HashTagSwagg - looks great. Castlevania artstyle.
HashTagSwagg - 6/12/2024, 2:21 PM
@McMurdo - Hopefully it has better writing.
ObserverIO - 6/12/2024, 3:19 PM
@HashTagSwagg - Of course it will it's based on a JRR Tolkien book. Oh no wait. It's not.
harryba11zack - 6/13/2024, 11:16 AM
@ObserverIO - - - @HashTagSwagg - @McMurdo - @marvel72 - sadly if this be true then girl boss rings of power 2.0 is on the way for The War of the Rohirrim.
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HashTagSwagg - 6/13/2024, 11:24 AM
@harryba11zack -
ObserverIO - 6/13/2024, 11:43 AM
@harryba11zack - "theringisfemale" = a perfect excuse for any gay experience.
BobGarlen - 6/12/2024, 12:23 PM
I just can't must any excitement for the movie.
MotherGooseUPus - 6/12/2024, 12:33 PM
Great casting. Hope he knocks this and A Quiet Place out of the park. I will ALWAYS remember him as this guy... f*cking legend

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TheVisionary25 - 6/12/2024, 12:59 PM
Ngl, when I read “training” I was imagining him lighting himself on fire and trying to fly…

Thank god that’s not the case lol.

Him & Ebon are the casting for the four that I like the most so can’t wait to see him in action as Johnny…

Dude was great as Eddie in Stranger Things and given him in that , I could see him as Johnny since both characters tended to have an outgoing personality & such.

Anyway , looking forward to him & the film overall!!

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Also I think Malkovich is playing his & Sue’s dad Franklin Storm.
WEAPONXOXOXO - 6/12/2024, 1:27 PM
Human Torch Training? You got to hit the gym and DON'T STOP until you feel the burn!

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SuperCat - 6/12/2024, 3:50 PM
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WeaponXCII - 6/12/2024, 4:22 PM
It's great to hear that he's training for the role. I'm definitely been warming up (no pun intended!) to his casting more and more.

But where was it confirmed that he will play the character for the next decade or more?
DENNISsystem - 6/12/2024, 5:02 PM
I look forward to his chemistry with Tom Holland. Love to see a Torch/Spidey team up. User Comment Image

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