Comic book geeks are in for a surprise if they expect a conventional ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot making its way to the big screen. Even though “Fantastic Four” writer Simon Kinberg pointed out that “this is a coming of age story” and it “depends on what books you look at”, the storyline is still a mystery and may not even be based on any comic book at all. Kate Mara, the future Susan Storm a.k.a. the Invisible Woman says that the remake will not be based on the graphic novel. Kinberg also stated previously that we can expect an “origin story of the Fantastic Four, and it does follow them before they really know what a superhero is”. Does this mean that Fox and Kinberg will be winging it all the way, or won’t we have much similarity to the comic books?
*Update: Kate Mara’s Rep Insists ‘Fantastic Four’ Movie Will Be Based on Comics Books
Speaking with Esquire, Mara said:
“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.”
We have also seen reports where Kinberg stated that we can expect a more”grounded, gritty, realistic movie than the last couple movies”, but he also says that “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.” Ok? Adding to the controversy, Fox’s President of Production Emma Watts, revealed that the reboot will add a found footage feel to the final production value. So…..We can expect an origin story not based on the comic books, which is fun and gritty at the same time with a found-footage feel!??? Does anyone else hear alarms and see red lights flashing?
Michael B. Jordan’s casting as The Human Torch is still a hot topic and now this! Why can’t we just have a Marvel ’Fantastic Four’ Reboot instead…thanks Fox?!
Jordan is joined by 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
- ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Will Explore ‘Coming of Age’ and Origin Story
- Doctor Doom Army of Drones or ‘Doombots’ Rumored for ‘Fantastic Four’
- Release Dates Announced for ‘Fantastic Four 2′, ‘Wolverine’ Sequel and Mystery Marvel Film
- ‘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