THE FANTASTIC FOUR Star Joseph Quinn On Johnny Storm Preparation: "I'll Be Setting Myself On Fire Every Day"

THE FANTASTIC FOUR Star Joseph Quinn On Johnny Storm Preparation: "I'll Be Setting Myself On Fire Every Day" THE FANTASTIC FOUR Star Joseph Quinn On Johnny Storm Preparation: "I'll Be Setting Myself On Fire Every Day"

Stranger Things alum Joseph Quinn was asked about his role in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, and joked that he plans to "set himself on fire" in preparation to play the Human Torch...

By MarkCassidy - Apr 06, 2024 01:04 PM EST
Filed Under: Fantastic Four

After emerging as the breakout star of Stranger Things season 4 playing tragic hero Eddie Munson, Joseph Quinn has lined up the biggest role of his career as Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, in Marvel Studios' The Fantastic Four.

Quinn was asked about joining the MCU during his panel at the Facts Comic-Con in Belgium, and shared his excitement for the project and director Matt Shakman's vision for Marvel's First Family.

“I’m really excited! I still can’t believe it, it’s crazy. We have a great group. When I spoke to Matt, the director, he had a brilliant vision for this, and the group we have, it was an easy decision. I definitely wanted to be a part of it.”

When asked if he could reveal how he was preparing for the part, Quinn joked that he'll be "setting himself on fire every day."

We recently got a first look at some artwork depicting Storm in "flame on" mode as the Human Torch, which you can also check out below.

Quinn joins Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones, The Last of Us) as Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic, Vanessa Kirby (Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning) as Sue Storm, aka the Invisible Woman, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Punisher, The Bear) as Ben Grimm, aka the Thing.

Earlier this week, the news broke that Julia Garner (Ozark) has been cast as a female take on the Silver Surfer (Shalla-Bal).

Plot details are still a mystery, but a recent rumor claimed that The Fantastic Four will actually be set in an alternate universe. If accurate, this would obviously suggest that the characters will be Variants from some other part of the Multiverse that will eventually find their way to the main MCU timeline (possibly due to the interdimensional rift Dar-Benn caused at the end of The Marvels).

Galactus has been confirmed as the main villain, but no actor is currently in talks for the part. Last we heard, Javier Bardem was said to be the "top choice" to play the Eater of Worlds, but it was noted that scheduling conflicts may prevent him from signing on. Antonio Banderas was also a rumoured

Kevin Feige has also confirmed that this will not be another origin story for the super-team.

“A lot of people know this origin story. A lot of people know the basics. How do we take that and bring something that they’ve never seen before?” he said in a 2022 interview, comparing this new take on the heroes to Marvel Studios' pact with Sony to bring Spider-Man into the MCU. “We’ve set a very high bar for ourselves with bringing that to the screen.”

Production is expected to get underway this summer, and the film is set to bow on July 25, 2025.

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vectorsigma - 4/6/2024, 1:06 PM
My first time seeing how he looks. Why do I feel this character will be gay? 😅
SummersEssex - 4/6/2024, 1:10 PM
@vectorsigma - what a way to open up a comments section...
ItsNotForMeWahh - 4/6/2024, 1:10 PM
@vectorsigma - Seems like you are secretly wanting him to be. Do you prefer guys with long hair or short hair?
harryba11zack - 4/6/2024, 1:12 PM
@vectorsigma - yep, I think your right, he is definitely a flamer User Comment Image
TheNewYorker - 4/6/2024, 1:24 PM
@vectorsigma - well, someone has to be gay. Why not the flaming guy..
XtremeXFan - 4/6/2024, 1:43 PM
@vectorsigma - I Totaly get it peep, I'M hella gay for him 2, so fingers crossed.
Itwasme - 4/6/2024, 1:44 PM
@vectorsigma - probably because you're really, really, really insecure.
marvel72 - 4/6/2024, 1:57 PM
@vectorsigma - Because they need to do something different with the character,something we haven't seen before.

I think people are actually going to miss the first two Fantastic Four movies.
SonOfAGif - 4/6/2024, 2:00 PM
@vectorsigma - You love to constantly bring up gay folks. You're so far in the closet you're finding Christmas presents.
Matchesz - 4/6/2024, 2:30 PM
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BruceWayng - 4/6/2024, 2:43 PM
@vectorsigma - Speaking of gay dudes, I still think Andrew Scott would’ve been perfect casting for an older Reed(he is the same age as Pedro).

The guys is a super talented actor and is on the same rise/ trajectory as the rest of the cast who have all been working actors for quite some time but are just now starting to get their recognition from critics and audiences.

With Pedro, it just feels like the guy’s been in too many recent projects (especially ones based on major franchises/IP)and is risking audiences getting sick of seeing him.

Oh and it’s also helps that the dude looks exactly like Reed…

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bkmeijer1 - 4/6/2024, 2:50 PM
@BruceWayng - I've been wanting to see him in the MCU for a while now and Reed would've been great. Wouldn't mind seeing him as an X-Men related character though
Matchesz - 4/6/2024, 2:55 PM
@BruceWayng - i could see him as Eric O Grady, the black ant, he’s also Irish
dragon316 - 4/6/2024, 3:35 PM
@vectorsigma - looks like young Keanu reeves with big hair
VISIONaryNPa1 - 4/6/2024, 6:17 PM
@BruceWayng - God no. He's small ass face 🤣
DrReedRichards - 4/6/2024, 7:59 PM
@bkmeijer1, @BruceWayng -

I need Andrew Scott in the F4 too, but my pick for him is Bentley Wittman, the Wizard.

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deamon - 4/6/2024, 8:15 PM
@BruceWayng - He wouldn't. Guy looks like Hammerhead, not Reed Richards.
Slotherin - 4/6/2024, 8:44 PM
@vectorsigma - flame on!
mountainman - 4/6/2024, 9:10 PM
@BruceWayng - He would have been amazing and I had never thought of him.

He was phenomenal as Moriarty in Sherlock.
DarthAlgar - 4/7/2024, 9:31 AM
@vectorsigma - Haha. You triggered 3 of the core 5 woke tools on here really quick.

ItsNotForMeWahh probably kept refreshing comment sections looking for a comment of the sort, because damn if he wasn't the first one to show up.

Regardless. It's Disney. Hey may very well be gay. If so, it is what it is.
vectorsigma - 4/7/2024, 9:55 AM
@DarthAlgar - lol, who are the other 4???

For what it's worth, this was an honest reaction from me when I saw that pic and not really trying to troll or trigger
TwinkleToes - 4/7/2024, 9:08 PM
@DarthAlgar - 🤣
TheVisionary25 - 4/6/2024, 1:15 PM
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DarthOmega - 4/6/2024, 3:13 PM
@ItsNotForMeWahh - You suck. You really do. Like every comment is terrible.

But I wanna put that aside for now.

Where is that Gif from? Either dude is the best actor ever or that's some of the best CGI I have ever seen.
ItsNotForMeWahh - 4/6/2024, 3:38 PM
@DarthOmega - I tried reverse image searching it and honestly couldn't find anything so not sure. Great gif though!
Apophis71 - 4/6/2024, 6:56 PM
@DarthOmega - You can see his jumper is heavily padded and appears to have the trace from the gel stuff they use to set themselves on fire in a controlled way for stunts so going with fully practical but maybe the forground flame added in post for added effect but not clue where the gif is from.

If I am correct, yup he is a top stunt actor going by that.
DarthOmega - 4/6/2024, 6:58 PM
@Apophis71 - It's his face that's throwing me off. Usually those stunt guys drape their entire bodies with a gel including their face. They also have to move fast so the fire doesn't stay for too long and burn them. Either way this has to be the most effective effect I have ever seen in a movie... Show or whatever this is.
Apophis71 - 4/6/2024, 7:08 PM
@DarthOmega - Seen them do it before without anything protecting their face if minimal use of the fire gell stuff, esp lines on arms only but not exclusively, but always for very short periods not that much longer than that gif before the crew extinguish. Think this scene...

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Doing that kind of thing and acting super cool about it is a whole other level of talent.

The running bit is normaly when they have a LOT of the stuff on their back and arms as the draft pushes the flames away from the face allowing for longer scenes.
Batmangina - 4/6/2024, 1:10 PM
He was great in Stranger Things.

Then they killed him.

Now he's in the MCU.

All good things...
TheVisionary25 - 4/6/2024, 1:13 PM
Can’t wait to see him in the role , him and Ebon Moss Bachrach are the casting for the titular four that I like the most!!.

After having seen him in Stranger Things (which he was great in), I can easily see him nail the charisma & cockiness of Johnny.

I just hope we get one of the best friendships in comics down the line with Holland’s Peter.

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RedFury - 4/6/2024, 1:19 PM
@TheVisionary25 - he is by far the best thing that happened to Stranger Things outside of David Harbour. I loved his ability to be hilarious, fearful, confident, and heroic. I think he's going to do great things as Johnny.
DarkModeDan - 4/6/2024, 1:24 PM
Huh, didn't know he was a method actor.

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DocSpock - 4/6/2024, 1:32 PM

"I'll Be Setting Myself On Fire Every Day"

Just like I learned in the 70s, lighting your farts is not for everyone.

Malatrova15 - 4/6/2024, 1:34 PM
This kind of method acting is ill advised , please dont do this you migth die
WakandanQueen - 4/6/2024, 1:35 PM
Did not care for the last Stranger Things season, but he did have the charm needed. Think he gonna do well in the role, even though he's not the first person that comes in mind when I hear the name Johnny Storm... still excited for this! The actors are all great.
TheVisionary25 - 4/6/2024, 1:37 PM
@WakandanQueen - I think I’m the only one who’s preferred the last 2 seasons to the first 2 ones for ST lol…

they weren’t bad , I enjoyed them but I guess these ones have been more my speed.
SuperJefe - 4/6/2024, 1:39 PM
Maybe he means:

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I’m torn on the casting choices - but looking forward to finding out who is playing Doom.
TheVisionary25 - 4/6/2024, 1:42 PM
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I wonder if they did a chemistry test with all four because that is key…

Looking forward to seeing it regardless.
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