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    Michael B. Jordan Addresses Fantastic Four Casting Backlash: "It Was Expected"

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    You can't please 'em all. Especially when it comes to casting the Fantastic Four movie franchise, based on the beloved comics.

    Michael B. Jordan addressed the backlash surrounding the highly anticipated film during a press conference at his Fruitvale Station premiere in Rome.

    "It was expected," the 27-year-old told the crowd on Thursday. "You kinda know going into it that people are used to seeing something one way, it's a continuity thing more than anything. People don't like change too much."

    The Friday Nights Alum admitted that he just has to "accept" the reaction from some fans because it "is what it is."

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    "You can't make everybody happy," the actor continued. "You just gotta accept that and know. I'm an actor, I have to do my job. I'm going to do my job the best I can and the way I've been doing it my entire life, my entire career."

    Jordan explained that he is a "comic book guy" and his role in the film—Johnny Storm/The Human Torch—is "one of my favorite characters."

    "I'm going to give it my everything," he said. "I can't wait. I don't really let it bother me at all. I just want to go into it and do the best job I can. We'll see what happens."

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    Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Jamie Bell Jason Kempin/Getty Images; Jeff Vespa/WireImage; Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Warner Bros; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for AFI

    The Josh Trank-directed movie has been in development since 2009. Kate Mara, Miles Teller and Jamie Bell will also star in the action flick.

    The Fantastic Four is scheduled for release on June 19, 2015.

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