Kate Mara (‘Transcendence‘,’House of Cards’) recently had an interview that fans of the ‘Fantastic Fourup in arms about the upcoming film, and today that comment is being clarified.

Initially it was reported she said that “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.”. Not based off of any of the existing material? Of course we’re going to freak out. The reason for the majority of complaints on the first two films were from straying too far for the source material.

Now that there has been time for the comment to settle in and everyone, including myself, has had their freak out, let’s all take a deep breath. According to Mara’s representatives, one part of the quote didn’t get into the original interview and that is “the film is not based on one comic, but rather drawn from the entire canon.”

Does that sound better to you? It does to me. That means if its true we can all be a little happy that they may be cherry picking pieces from the past of Marvel’s first family to make a really good story. It also means that the theory that it will be based off of the ‘Ultimate Fantastic Four’ could still prove true.

Of course with that being said, none of the others who are involved such as Fox Studios, Director Trank, Kinberg, Nowlin, or any of the other actors have commented on the interview quite yet. Let’s just skim over the part where she said she hasn’t read any of the comics in the first place.

What do you think about this supposedly omitted line from the interview? If true does that give you a little more faith in the film or is this just damage control? Share your thoughts below!

Source: Entertainment Weekly