Fantastic Four Director Says He Got Death Threats for Casting Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm

The Black Panther star then noted that even the revered Stan Lee endorsed his casting.

"Plus, if Stan Lee writes an email to my director saying, 'You’re good. I’m okay with this,' who am I to go against that?" Jordan said.

While the 2015 film only ended up earning a 9 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Trank recently praised the cast, which also included, Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell.

“Everyone in the film is a great actor, and overall there is a movie in there, somewhere,” he wrote in November. “And that cast deserves to be in THAT movie. Everyone who worked on Fant4stic clearly wanted to be making THAT movie. But… ultimately… It wasn’t.”

Last year, Marvel Studios confirmed it would be making its own MCU Fantastic Four movie. According to Screenrant, the film is expected to come out in 2023.

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