With a production set to begin next month, and the cast finally assembled, the pieces are starting to fall into place for Fox’s upcoming reboot of The Fantastic Four, but there are still a few mysteries. Many rumors have pointed to radical alterations of the characters’ origins, and while the filmmakers have debunked some of them, fans remain skeptical about what lies ahead for the future of the franchise. Get ready for more fuel on that fire though, as producer Matthew Vaughn had some interesting words about the film with Empire magazine (thanks to forum user ‘TheOneWhoKnocks’ for the quote).
“It’s a total reboot, that’s for sure,” he told the publication. “It’s got nothing to do with the other bloody ones. It’s not stretchy guy and a guy running around in rock that looks like it’s made polystyrene. And its not a comedy.”
The film having no relation to the previous “Fantastic Four” movies is no surprise, but Vaughn’s comments are definitely eyebrow raising, particularly the “it’s not a stretchy guy” portion, which refers to Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic’s sole super power. Will we be seeing different super powers for the Fantastic Four in the film? Or is Vaughn simply referring to the characters’ arc differing from the heroism of the original films? What do you think Vaughn means in the above quote? Sound off with your theories below!
The recently confirmed cast for the film will include Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm. Josh Trank will direct the big screen adaptation from a screenplay by SimonKinberg. The Fantastic Four is currently set for a release on June 19, 2015.