A number of people involved in 20th Century Fox’s recent ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot have distanced themselves from the project. Director Josh Trank even took to Twitter ahead of the film’s release to say that it wasn’t up to par. But now a cast member finally opens up about the latest incarnation of Marvel’s First Family on the big screen that was plagued with problems both onscreen and behind the scenes… even though she hasn’t actually seen the movie yet.
In a recent interview with The Times of London (via Yahoo) to promote her new film ‘The Martian,’ Kate Mara revealed that the outpouring of negative reviews have made her “a little gun-shy” about seeing ‘Fantastic Four’. Though she says that she’ll check it out eventually, it doesn’t exactly sound like she’s in a rush.
Despite skipping out on the movie, she did recall having an enjoyable experience making the movie. After calling Trank’s disparaging tweets “highly disappointing” and recounting Simon Kinberg’s cold indifference (likely because he didn’t want to cast her as Sue Storm), Mara insisted that there was an element of fun in working on this movie, even if that didn’t result in a remotely mediocre final product:
“You don’t always have to learn some incredible life lesson when making a shit movie. Sometimes it’s just what happens. [‘Fantastic Four’] was a tricky shoot but you know when you know when you’re shooting it that a film isn’t going to be what you want it to be? That was not the case at all.“
Well, it’s good to know that there’s someone out there that enjoyed ‘Fantastic Four’ in some way. After all, there weren’t many fans (if any) that had a positive reaction to sitting through the movie in theaters. But now I’m curious what her fellow cast members have to say about their experiences. Maybe Michael B. Jordan will talk more about it while he’s out promoting ‘Creed.’
What do you think about Kate Mara’s comments about ‘Fantastic Four’? Are you surprised that one of the movie’s principal cast members hasn’t seen it yet? Sound off in the comments.