Three months ago, Mark Millar was hired by Fox to be their Creative Consultant on their upcoming Marvel projects in order to make a more cohesive cinematic universe, similar to what Joss Whedon is doing for Marvel Studios/Disney. Due to his new role with the studio, he has influence on many projects in development involving Marvel heroes, including the upcoming ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot from Josh Trank.
In a recent interview with SciFiNow, the talkative comic creator sheds some light on what the ‘Chronicle’ director has in store for Marvel’s first family and how the tone of the film will be unlike anything else in the genre:
“What I wasn’t expecting actually was just how funny and likeable he could make this as well as getting the more awesome moments on screen – I use awesome in the traditional British sense and not the California sense awesome, you know? The Ridley Scott moments, and the Fantastic Four really are jaw-dropping in the same way you feel when you saw ‘Alien’ for the first time. There’s some moments in this – not to be specific – that are actually gonna be phenomenal on screen and stuff you haven’t seen in a superhero movie before.”
Millar is notorious for exaggerating a bit, but judging by Trank’s past work, he has a fresh eye that will be very welcome in a genre that could get old fast if it isn’t constantly evolving.
What do you think about Mark Millar’s description of Josh Trank’s ‘The Fantastic Four’? Are you more excited for the film now from that blurb? Share your thoughts in the comments section!
‘The Fantastic Four’ will open in theaters on March 6, 2015.