Superhero Nightly Update – FANTASTIC FOUR’S four images, Incredible Hulk Character Poster

Four images of each of the Fantastic Four, with director Josh Trank adding info about some of the characters!

Miles Teller as Reed Richards

“There’s the opportunity to make something that is challenging and tragic and dramatic. The opportunity is right there in the material. We’d rather steer it in that direction as opposed to just embracing a tone that comes right off the page.”

Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm

“I have mixed family. When I go home for Christmas, you’ll see white people and black people. That’s normal to me. I wanted a Storm family that represented 21st century families.” 

Kate Mara as Sue Storm

“There have always been two categories of Sue – the slutty secretary version, and this brilliant scientist version. This is a really, really smart Sue, and one that is dignified and has integrity.”

Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing

“Ben is supposed to be a smaller guy in terms of height. That idea of Ben being Reed’s best friend in the archetypical way, you want that character to have warmth and strength, qualities Jamie has.” 

Following in Robert Downey Jr.’s footsteps, Mark Ruffalo tweets out the Incredible Hulk character poster to promote Avengers: Age of Ultron

Here are some thoughts from director Joss Whedon on Avengers: Age of Ultron:

“[Age of Ultron] got larger than the first film.” 

“I didn’t mean for it to get larger, but the climax that I pitched was completely unhinged and nobody said no, so that’s that.”

“There are new characters, there are more characters, but the troupe I have from the first movie is so amazing that I want to get in their heads. And this movie is letting me do that in a way I couldn’t in the first one.”

“Now that people accept the reality where Thor, Iron Man and all these guys hang out, I can now bend that reality. I’ve got Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, and they have very different ways of looking at the world, looking at The Avengers and different powers. So that, visually and emotionally, [allows us to] go to a place that we didn’t have access to the first time.”

“You know they’re going to fight Ultron.  You know Ultron has a tendency to build hundreds of Ultrons. So that’s going to lead you in a certain direction, but the hard work of the thing is making sure everyone feels serviced and integrated. So, in the beginning it’s fun. You’re thinking, ‘What would be fun, what would be cool?’”

“I don’t want to make The Avengers again — I did that one time. With the ending, it was important for me that we felt a progression. We didn’t just feel, ‘Well, no problem, we cleaned that up!’, because that’s an episode of television. That’s not a film. [In] this film, there’s more at stake and we take that seriously.”