Ryan Reynolds fears 'Fantastic Four' failure will hit Michael B. Jordan hardest: 'Not easy for a black actor'

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Ryan Reynolds, like many observers before him, has chimed in on the failure of Fox's "Fantastic Four," but is most frustrated with the fact that the flop may hit Michael B. Jordan the hardest among his castmates.

"You know, Miles Teller's gonna recover," said Reynolds in an interview with GQ. "Miles Teller's gonna go on to do amazing things, you know. It's important that Michael B. Jordan continues to go on and do amazing things."

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LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 23: (L-R) Actors Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Miles Teller pose backstage with the 'CinemaCon Ensemble Award' for 'Fantastic Four' at The CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards Brought to you by The Coca-Cola Company at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 23, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for CinemaCon)

Michael B. Jordan as Marvel superhero Human Torch in the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot. (Photo via 20th Century Fox)

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Actor Michael B. Jordan attends The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actor Michael B. Jordan speaks onstage at the 2014 ADCOLOR Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 20, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for ADCOLOR Awards)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 28: Actor Michael B. Jordan attends the Samsung Studio LA Launch Event across from the Grove on April 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Samsung)
AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 01: Actor Michael B. Jordan takes a selfie with a Canon at the Canon PIXMA PRO City Senses Galary at Austin Music Hall in Austin on October 1, 2014. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Canon)
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LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 22: Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Gianopulos (L) and actor Michael B. Jordan attend 2015 Will Rogers “Pioneer of the Year” Dinner Honoring Jim Gianopulos at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 22, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 22: Actor Michael B. Jordan attends 2015 Will Rogers “Pioneer of the Year” Dinner Honoring Jim Gianopulos at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 22, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 01: Actor Michael B. Jordan hosts the Canon PIXMA PRO City Senses Galary at Austin Music Hall in Austin on October 1, 2014. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Canon)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 23: Actor Michael B. Jordan attends 20th Century Fox Invites You to a Special Presentation Highlighting Its Future Release Schedule at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 23, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
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Once Jordan was announced as the next Johnny Storm (a.k.a. the Human Torch), original "Fantastic Four" fans were quick to express their disapproval of his casting in a role historically drawn in comics and portrayed on screen as white.

Reynolds drew upon his own experience, noting the critical and commercial failure of "The Green Lantern." However, he's enjoyed a number of high-profile roles since, including the hotly anticipated "Deadpool," due out next year. While Reynolds thinks the cast of "Fantastic Four" can recover from their own disappointment, he worries for Jordan's future in a Hollywood that's harder on black and female actors.

"I know it's not easy for a black actor," said Reynolds. "It's not easy for a female actor ... That entire cast is amazingly talented. And I wouldn't wish that on anybody. I mean, I know what that feels like. It doesn't feel good."

"Fantastic Four" made $55.7 million at the box office, and suffered even more with critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a meager 9 percent positive rating and got slammed by reviewers, who called it "an epic fail" and "a mess."

Reynolds also recounted a recent falling out with a lifelong friend who sold photos of his daughter, James, to the press.

"A guy that I'd known for my whole life, one of my closest friends growing up, he had been shopping pictures of my baby around," Reynolds said. "I kind of got in front of it, which is good. But it was a slightly dark period. A bad couple of weeks."

Reynolds played Deadpool in the 2009 film "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." Now, the actor reprises the role in "Deadpool," set to be released on Feb. 12, 2016, by Marvel Enterprises and Twentieth Century Fox.

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