In further tearing down the idea that the upcoming ‘Fantastic Four’ film will be anything like its predecessors, producer Matthew Vaughn has shed some light on his plan. While historically the film (and the majority of the comic run to date) has had a family friendly feel to it, the new one is apparently going to have a much darker tone. While we already knew it was a fresh take on the franchise, Vaughn has weighed in that “It’s a total reboot, that’s for sure. It’s got nothing to do with the other bloody ones.” We already know the rumored plan on having a completely different take on the series and it’s starting to sound even more like that will be the case.
So where does that put the cast of Kate Mara (Invisible Woman), Miles Teller (Mr. Fantastic), Michael B Jordan (the Human Torch) and Jamie Bell (the Thing)? Well, we already know that this film is a younger take on the foursome but interestingly enough Vaughn has said that “It’s not stretchy guy and a guy running around in rock that looks like it’s made polystyrene. And its not a comedy.” But does that also hint that Mr. Fantastic won’t be able to stretch his body and that The Thing might not be his usual rocky clobbering self? Or is he just trying to say that it’ll look more realistic while not adding in any elements of the humor the classic first family are known for?
With the film on track for a June 18th, 2015 release date, I’m sure we’ll be hearing more details soon, but I’m not sure if that’s a good thing. The problems with the original two films seemed to stem from how they deviated from the source material of the comics. Now it seems we’re going even further out? It’s too early for anything but speculation at this point but until we start hearing some details I’m sure the rumors will continue running rampant. If I have any hope for the film on them being different is that they go the route of the Fantastic Four in the Ultimate Universe. It’d be just different enough to make things interesting but familiar enough at the start to ease our movie watching audience into the mix.
What do you think about Vaughn’s comments for the upcoming film?
Source: Yahoo Movies.