Recently when asked about the ‘Fantastic Four’ film, Kate Mara said that “the plot won’t be based on any history of anything already published” and now screenwriter Simon Kinberg (‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ ‘Star Wars Rebels‘) has finally weighed in to attempt and ease fan’s fears.
With so much in the air on what direction the movie will be going, each comment from the cast is over analyzed and bandied about as if it is the final say on the film. We still don’t know if they are planning to go with a found footage styled feel, have any X-Men cameos, or what tone the film will have.
As Comic-Con is in full swing, Kinberg probably choose this time to talk about the movie as everyone is on the edge of their seats to hear the latest news about everything comic-book related. As there won’t be anything from the Fantastic Four film at this year’s Comic Con, it is still the perfect time to talk about it.
Kinberg (who wrote the screenplay) shared his thoughts on Mara’s comments which you can read below:
“I actually think that this Fantastic Four movie is sort of a celebration of all the Fantastic Four comics that have preceded it. We have elements from the original Fantastic Four that there’s a sort of optimism and inspirational quality to the film. In some ways a comedy that was really distinct in the original Fantastic Four. Also, the notion of this dysfunctional surrogate family that comes together and has to work together is very present in the movie that owes a great debt to the originals. And this idea that they are scientists and that it’s almost like this science adventure, more than being superheroes, they are almost like scientific adventurers, that’s a big part of the movie too.”
That sounds a little better. I know we can’t fully judge the film until we at least see some footage (no matter how much everyone wants to at this point) so damage control is a good thing to have in place. What about the feel of the film? That is a question on everyone’s mind. While that isn’t specifically answered, the first line hints back at my theories that they will try to follow a bit along the ‘Ultimate Fantastic Four’:
“We also owe a lot to the Ultimate’s and the current crop of Fantastic Four comics and you’ll see that. I don’t want to give anything away but you will see it in the details and a lot of the story telling. It’s really sort of inspired by all the different history of the Fantastic Four comics. I think what Kate meant, and I read that comment, I think what she meant which was right is that it’s not based on any one run. ‘Days of Future Past’ was obviously based on ‘Days of Future Past’ comic run and that was something that I could easily give the actors to read and they’d know the whole story. In this case because we are really snatching details, story lines, moments, action sequences from across the whole gambit of the decades of Fantastic Four, there isn’t one comic that defines the movie.”
Has that alleviated anyone’s fears for the film? Are you going to be giving it a chance when it is released or is the entire film a lost cause for you? Share your thoughts below true believers!
‘Fantastic Four’ stars Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell. The film is scheduled to be released on June 19, 2015.
Source: Comic Book Resources