Jordan talked exclusively to MTV News about new details on the upcoming superhero reboot, and his work with the Sprite Films program. Check below:

MTV News: This Sprite Films thing is definitely something different for you… How did you get involved, and how did it all get started? 
Michael B. Jordan: I got involved a few months back. [At] CinemaCon in Las Vegas, I [was] encouraging first time filmmakers to be ambitious and take chances and risks, because you never know where your career is going to go. The fact that Sprite launched this program really encouraged filmmakers, basically from conception: write a script, giving them [a] platform to show their film.

And then the incentive that [Sprite] was going to be donating toward their school’s film fund. It’s important in starting off their career, and any advice I could give them as an actor from my perspective, and my experience. Much of my experience was working with first-time filmmakers, it made my career, so it would be kind of hypocritical to not give back, because that’s the only way people are going to get better and grow.

So it was the perfect marriage of me and Sprite, to get on board and talk about something we are both passionate about.

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Michael B. Jordan talked with People about his new collaboration, his flawless style and of course, what scents he loves on a woman.

PEOPLE: Why did you want to take part in this campaign?
MBJ: According to an Axe survey, 75 percent of guys and 60 percent of girls don’t know what tempts the other. I felt that was a personal problem and wanted to get some answers. It’s a shame that in the modern world of dating, we don’t know what tempts one another, so I thought, ‘Let me be part of the solution in a cool, creative way.’ It was cool because I got to move from in front of the camera to behind it — Axe is allowing me to direct some of the content. [Videos will be released in September.]

PEOPLE: What’s your first cologne memory?
MBJ: I think it was my dad. When I was a kid, I used to be around my dad, wanted to be like him. I’d see him put on aftershave, cologne, and I’d stand in the mirror — it’s so cliché — I’d stand in the mirror and pretend I was shaving without a beard, the shaving cream and everything.

PEOPLE: What was the first cologne you ever wore?
MBJ: I think I stole my best friend’s, you know how you’d borrow it and never give it back? I’d go to my roommate. Then it was Jean Paul Gaultier, the man-shaped bottle with the turquoise stripes, that I purchased on my own.

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I’ve uploaded new scans of Michael’s feature in the July issue of Empire Magazine & Total Film. Check out the full-size scan in our gallery. Thanks to Luciana for helping me out with some of these scans!

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GALLERY LINKS:
Magazine Scans > Empire Magazine July. 2014
Magazine Scans > Total Film July. 2014




As promised on tumblr, I finally added a few missing and new gorgeous outtakes from Michael at the gallery. Enjoy! Thanks to Claudia for helping me with some.

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Funny or Die released a new video featuring Michael B. Jordan & Sterling Brim, check below:

 




Michael B. Jordan joins ESSENCE.com in conversation about his spirituality, his mother’s battle with Lupus, and why he believes his incremental successes in Hollywood —from The Wire to most recently, Fruitvale Station—have helped him mature as an actor, and as a man.

Do you consider yourself spiritual, religious?
Spiritual. Hands down. Grew up in church. I’ve always been the person to ask, ‘Why, why, why? Where’s the proof?’ I’ve always believed in a higher power, something bigger than myself. I think you would be foolish to not feel that way.

What’s the last thing that made you remember to be grateful?
Just recently. My mom has Lupus. She’s always smiling even when I know she’s not feeling her best. She just moved up to Los Angeles a couple months ago, so she’s closer to me now. It reminds me to be grateful. Same thing with my Dad. He’s a diabetic and has complications with that from time to time. Being grateful for the things I have, family that I have around. It always kind of puts things in perspective for me.

Finish the sentence, “I am happiest when …”
I’m happiest when around my family, and that’s just like blood family, extended family, that’s my business family. I’m happiest when I’m around people that genuinely have love for me. And vice-versa. There’s no pressure. I think that’s when I’m happiest.

Do you have a quote, proverb or scripture that you find yourself frequently looking to?
The 23rd and 91st Psalm for me. Also, my dash. I was born in 1987, dash question mark. The dash between my birth and what’s next is what I try to work on every day. Doing the most with my dash. Making a difference. You’re only on this earth for a short amount of time, you just want to do something that you can leave behind. Something that ensures you’re never forgotten. That’s what I think about a lot.

You’ve been doing this for 15 years.
I started when I was 11 or 12. Doing this for 15, 16 years, man, that’s a long time. I think what kind of helped keep my sanity was I never got too much too fast. It was always stepping stones, small success and I was able to grow with my work. I was able to mature as a man. I didn’t have any crazy child actor stories. I’m not going bald.

You come off as balanced.
Very balanced. I’ve been in L. A. 8 years. I moved up there when I was 19, as soon as I finished high school and I finished my run on All My Children. I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and try something different. I wanted to do film. I wanted to see if I could do it. Thank God I did.

Michael B. Jordan is currently filming Fantastic Four.




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As you can see, we have a brand new version at Michael B. Jordan Network, this gorgeous layout has been designed by the incredible and very talented Kaci. The Photo Gallery also have new look. I hope you like it as much as I did, If you see any errors, please let me know about them and let us know what you think.

 




Here are some photos of Michael at the ‘We Could Be King’ Premiere during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, in New York, on April 23. Check out images from the premiere below along with the documentary trailer.

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GALLERY LINKS:
Public Appearances > 2014 > Dick’s Sporting Goods ‘We Could Be King’ – 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (Apr.23)




In a recent interview with Vibe.Com , Michael talks about the Sprite Films Program, advice he received from Oprah Winfrey and Matthew McConaughey, and of course, about to play The Human Torch in Marvel’s upcoming Fantastic Four film. Check out it below:

Hey Michael, how are you?
I’m doing well, doing good.

You’re doing all these interviews, so I just wanted to take a second to ask how you’re doing.
[Laughs] I’m doing good. Just traveling, man. I have nothing to complain about. I’m excited right now, getting ready to go work on another production. I’m getting back to doing the things I love to do, which is acting, being on set and stuff. So I’m really excited right now. This is fun.

Very cool. So let’s talk about your Sprite Films gig that you’re into right now. You’re mentoring screenwriters and directors. How has being an actor – being on the other side of the camera – been an asset to you giving the students advice?
I mean, it was a little weird at first. I was like ‘Wow, this is crazy, they want me to mentor somebody?’ Like, I’m still learning so much. And they were like ‘No, no, no, you’ve been doing this for 15 years, you have experience and insight. You can give these directors a lot of information. And I was like ‘Cool, why not?’ It’s always weird when you make that transition from –

Student to teacher?
Yeah, not a student, but you’re used to being a young actor, and then looking at yourself and being like ‘Wow, I’m giving somebody else advice in following their dreams?’ So that was a cool transition. But Sprite Films, they set up such an incredible program for these filmmakers to win. I think competition is one of the greatest forms of motivation and encouragement, when you give these students the opportunity to develop these 50-second scripts into short films, and you give them an incentive. You do the best short film that you can do — and your film will be seen by ‘x, y, z,’ it’s going to get a chance to be put in select theaters throughout the country, and we’ll give you a cash prize towards your university’s film department, and a trip to AFI -which is a huge deal for filmmakers. You put all that stuff together, and you see the cream of the crop kind of rise to the top. And that’s what they did with these six finalists.

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Also on April 23, Michael made an appearance on Sports Illustrated Now, check the full show below:

PS: Michael’s part begins at 14:30