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Comic book geeks are in outrage due to Kate Mara comments about the ‘Fantastic Four’ movie. In a recent interview it was reported that the future Susan Storm a.k.a. the Invisible Woman said that the movie will not be based on the comic books/graphic novels.

As quoted by Esquire:

“I’ve never been a fan of comics, I’ve never actually read one. I was going to for this movie but the director said it wasn’t necessary. Well, actually he told us that we shouldn’t do it because the plot won’t be based on any history of anything already published. So I chose to follow his instructions,” “I don’t feel more responsibility with this role that I’ve felt with others,” “I understand that there are many fans of ‘Fantastic Four’ and I guess they expect a lot from me, but I prefer not to be pressured by that. We are also trying to create a new way of seeing these superheroes, I’m focusing on making her (Sue Storm) as real as possible.”

Kate Mara

Kate Mara

Apparently she was misquoted according to the representatives in her camp. Entertainment Weekly set out to clarify the bold statement which caused a huge stir in the geek community.

According to the site:

“’The House of Cards’ vet says that she actually told Esquire Latin America‘s reporter that the film is not based on one comic, but rather drawn from the entire canon. A rep for Fox did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.”

I don’t mean to be pessimistic but this project has seen way too much drama and controversy for any comic book movie geek to take this movie seriously. To date, we have seen the following that raise concerns: Interracial brother and sister combo selection for the Marvel pic which deviates from the comic books, Mara’s epic misquote, found footage feel to the final production value, and Fox’s terrible track record with Marvel movies. Please keep this one together Fox, we expect an awesome reboot!

Michael B. Jordan will play Johnny Storm a.k.a. The Human Torch, Miles Teller as Reed Richards a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic. Kate Mara is tapped to play his on-screen sister Sue Storm a.k.a The Invincible Woman and Jamie Bell will play Ben Grimm a.k.a The Thing. The Josh Trank directed ‘Fantastic Four’ flick is set to be released on June 19, 2015, followed by a sequel on July 14, 2017. Toby Kebbell has recently joined “The Fantastic Four” cast as the villainous Doctor Doom.

 

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