THE FANTASTIC FOUR Star Joseph Quinn Shares Excitement For MCU Reboot "We're Going For It"

THE FANTASTIC FOUR Star Joseph Quinn Shares Excitement For MCU Reboot "We're Going For It"

Joseph Quinn was asked how his preparation to play Johnny Storm in The Fantastic Four is going, and while he couldn't say much about the movie itself, he did praise the script and his co-stars.

By MarkCassidy - Jun 24, 2024 09:06 AM 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.

While promoting A Quiet Place: Day One, Quinn was asked for an update on the project, and to share anything he could talk about. The actor expressed his excitement to get started, before praising the script and his co-stars.

"I'm really looking forward to getting into it. The script is amazing. The director's fantastic. The intention behind it is... we're going for it."

In a separate interview, Quinn revealed that he does get asked for spoilers on occasion, but the people closest to him know better. He also said that he's asked whether the cat will survive in Day One just as often!

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.

The news broke earlier this year 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, and he'll be played by Ralph Ineson (The Witch, Game of Thrones).

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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Thing94 - 6/24/2024, 9:24 AM
Don't go for the woke that's all we ask
TheRedLeader - 6/24/2024, 9:25 AM
@Thing94 - Suck my woke.
MarkCassidy - 6/24/2024, 9:28 AM
@Thing94 - Too late... I hear Herbie is going to be a trans robot who run on the tears of straight white men.
Origame - 6/24/2024, 9:34 AM
@Thing94 - they made the silver surfer a woman. You're too late.
Matchesz - 6/24/2024, 9:40 AM
@Thing94 - disney’s ego is too huge, they have no choice but to keep doubling down. There’s no way they’re not going to make the human torch a “flamer”
lvcl - 6/24/2024, 9:42 AM
@TheRedLeader -

The Human Torch will be turned into a gay variant and is the couple of The Thing.
Vigor - 6/24/2024, 9:44 AM
@Matchesz - this is all you comment. Look at yourself in the mirror. Also if your mom saw your comments, would she be happy with you?
Rmcbride7349 - 6/24/2024, 10:03 AM
@Thing94 - jesus christ you people are so exhausting.... learn a new word ffs
RolandD - 6/24/2024, 3:16 PM
@MarkCassidy - 😂🤣Don’t ever change, Ror.
TheRedLeader - 6/24/2024, 9:24 AM
Flame on! Inside Out 2 was great. Maybe things are back on track at the Mouse hole.
MyCoolYoung - 6/24/2024, 3:33 PM
@TheRedLeader - inside out 2 had some real bars in it
ObserverIO - 6/24/2024, 9:36 AM
I'm 100% hyped about this film. Hype thrusters on full. Hype meters are up to max. Feels pretty good to be this hyped about a cbm again ngl.
TheFinestSmack - 6/24/2024, 9:44 AM
@ObserverIO - Thank you for not lying about your hype.
ObserverIO - 6/24/2024, 9:58 AM
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TheFinestSmack - 6/24/2024, 10:07 AM
@ObserverIO - You set me up!!!
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ObserverIO - 6/24/2024, 10:18 AM
@TheFinestSmack - I did set you up, tbh.

....wait.... don't do it!
TheFinestSmack - 6/24/2024, 10:28 AM
@ObserverIO - a couple friends sent me this on Saturday:
TheVisionary25 - 6/24/2024, 9:38 AM
Cool , it’s generic PR speak but he can’t say much so I get it and sounds good regardless!!.

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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Evansly - 6/24/2024, 9:52 AM
@TheVisionary25 - Remember that dude on here that kept ranting on how Ebon was the worst cast of them all
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RolandD - 6/24/2024, 3:26 PM
@TheVisionary25 - I hope that they get the dynamic between him and Ben right. They should be like brothers who harass each other jokingly all of the time but would lay down their life for each and defend them whenever necessary. I mean, the latter part should be true about all four of them. I think they got this right for the most part in the Tim Story movies, although I would have preferred if they hadn’t made Johnny quite so self-interested and less obnoxious, especially since he looked like he was well out of his teens.
Twenty23Three - 6/24/2024, 9:41 AM
Sounds good to say but, doesn’t really mean anything does it? Essentially ‘We’re going to try and make a great movie’ …. Yeah that’s a kinda the point
Vigor - 6/24/2024, 9:43 AM
@Twenty23Three - one thing being said commonly about this movie is "the script is great"
Vigor - 6/24/2024, 9:45 AM
This actor is the reason I have any interest in this new fantastic four.
I also as a little kid instantly was enamored by human torch. So to finally get one in the mcu is like a dream come true for little me
RolandD - 6/24/2024, 3:21 PM
@Vigor - Me too on both points. He was my favorite as a kid based on his powers and appearance when he was powered up. I said, “Flame on!” many times as a little kid.
CreateNowSlpL8r - 6/24/2024, 9:59 AM
Yeah, after those Disney tapes got leaked I am not supporting anything after Deadpool from Disney. Anyone who isn't calling them out is doing exactly what they accused "the incels" of doing. I mean, they have a senior VP on camera telling you they are doing it.
DrReedRichards - 6/24/2024, 10:11 AM
@CreateNowSlpL8r -

"...after those Disney tapes got leaked..."

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mountainman - 6/24/2024, 10:16 AM
@CreateNowSlpL8r - The people who defend modern left activist driven hollywood will either dismiss those videos outright, or claim they are selectively edited. It’s so funny how even when evidence is right in front of a person, they can still double down and defend their position. Cognitive dissonance is a major flaw in the human brain.

DrReedRichards - 6/24/2024, 10:26 AM
@mountainman -

"...those videos..."

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Vigor - 6/24/2024, 10:39 AM
@mountainman - I think it's a dialogue we all need to have

And I'm very much left. I just don't see it being brought up anywhere so your hunch about it being swept under the rug may be right
Evansly - 6/24/2024, 11:20 AM
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mountainman - 6/24/2024, 11:31 AM

DrReedRichards - 6/24/2024, 12:01 PM
@mountainman -

Looked it up. Oddly enough, their full interaction is nowhere to be found, at least not yet. So while I'm not going so far as to suggest it's been edited, I will say it's been conveniently cropped to focus on the inflammatory content as reactionary bait.

"Never mind what their prior relationship was, or what our reporter asked him, that's not important. Just listen to what the guy says: White men are getting the short end of the stick! You hear that? Now, could you get mad about it now, pretty please? Thank you, much obliged."
mountainman - 6/24/2024, 12:34 PM
@DrReedRichards - I get what you are saying about the context of the full conversation, but this stuff being said is problematic. When corporate news can take things out of context and run them for years pretending as if it’s news and influence millions of Americans to believe something untrue, I’m quite less worried about someone independent. Objectively, the corporate press outlets have had exponentially more lies and deceptive messages that have caused objectively exponentially more harm than any independent outlets have, I really just am not nearly as concerned about these independent outlets.
CreateNowSlpL8r - 6/24/2024, 12:45 PM
@mountainman -This guy is known for underground journalism. The conversations are edited because its a set up. The executive thinks hes on a date with an undercover operative. They haven't released the second part yet. You can debate how ethical this is but James O'Keefe is known for this. He used to be with Project Veritas. Either way, its true. This guy is a legit executive and we all know they have been doing this. For me, its impacting the product. Even if you are a talented writer or director, it has to be hard to work under these mandates. This is why we are seeing things (like female surfer IMO). Since its not actually rooted in story, I am not supporting it.

Evansly - 6/24/2024, 12:49 PM
@CreateNowSlpL8r @mountainman - Thank you both for sending these over, it has been a pretty busy work day so I will check these out when I get a free moment.

Even if heavily edited I'm not sure what context would make comments like these remotely ok.
mountainman - 6/24/2024, 1:07 PM
@Evansly - I get the “good” place that people like this can come from in order to justify their behavior. Straight White Men were historically discriminated for, so to these people it’s totally moral to discriminate against them now. I get that. But it’s wrong. We should discriminate against nobody today. Treat everyone as equals.
Evansly - 6/24/2024, 1:10 PM
@mountainman - I completely agree. I understand why programs had to exist and can understand why companies do need to report that information. But we should be passed that, when I hire it plays 0 role into who I am picking for the job. That has more to do with their job history, appetite to learn and how I feel they would mesh with the existing employees.
mountainman - 6/24/2024, 1:46 PM
@Evansly - Yes. And we’ve seen that a lot of corporations now have race and other demographic based hiring quotas. I get that companies discriminated against certain groups in the past, but discriminating in favor of those groups today isn’t the answer. It’s just not discriminating at all.
Killuminatic - 6/24/2024, 3:22 PM
@CreateNowSlpL8r - You should also call out your government (assuming you’re American) for being actively complicit in the genocide of Palestinians.
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