“Fantastic Four” writer Simon Kinberg has been very busy dishing out breadcrumbs about the upcoming Marvel pic. For now, the plot of “The Fantastic Four” reboot is still a mystery but Kinberg was kind enough to share some tidbits about the storyline. The writer shared his thoughts and ideas at this past weekend’s WonderCon. He revealed in separate interviews with Den of Geek, Crave Online and IGN that we can expect a “coming of age story”.
“We’re definitely telling a younger story that the original films did,”
“They’re older than high school, but they’re not quite grown into the world. If anything, this is a coming of age story. It depends on what books you look at. There are some, like the Ultimate books, that tell this story. So it is an origin story of the Fantastic Four, and it does follow them before they really know what a superhero is,”
Kinberg told Den of Geek that the studio is going for a more realistic tone, which makes we wonder how it’s possible to make a stretchy man, a human torch, a hot girl that makes herself invisible and a thing that’s made out of rock more realistic!? Huh?
He clarifies while speaking to Crave Online:
“It’s a much more grounded, gritty, realistic movie than the last couple movies. If I had to say, the tone of it would be somewhere on the spectrum between Spider-Man and Chronicle. The other movies were even further on the spectrum of being goofy and fun than Spider-Man.”
Hold on now, he then says:
“It’s still in the direction of Spider-Man. It’s not like [The] Dark Knight. And even Chronicle has a lot of fun in it. We’re treating this as the origin of the Fantastic Four so in future movies you’d have them on sort of splashier adventures to some extent but in this one we tried to ground the science as much as possible and make it feel like it could take place in our world before it cantilevers into other worlds.”
Gritty, Fun or both Mr. Kinberg? The origins of the heroic group will also receive some alterations it seems. The mission to outer space that exposed them to cosmic rays will be altered, he says:
“There is archetypal imagery of how they get their powers, for sure, and it does involve some sort of scientific travel.”
Specific to the origins story, it seems we will be getting some sort of Ultimates story line. The writer explains:
“We’re definitely telling a younger story that the original films did. It depends on what books you look at. There are some, like the Ultimate books, that tell this story. So it is an origin story of the Fantastic Four, and it does follow them before they really know what a superhero is.”
Lets hope Fox doesn’t make a mess of this one, comic book geeks are already raising eyebrows due to Michael B. Jordan’s casting as The Human Torch. There will be significant storyline changes when compared to the comic books, why can’t we just have a Marvel ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot instead?!
Michael B. Jordan will take on the role as 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.
Check out our “Fantastic Four” archive for more details and updates
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- ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Identifies Four Actors for Doctor Doom Role
- Michael B. Jordan Responds to ‘Fantastic Four’ Casting Backlash
- ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Identifies Final Casting Choices