Just when you thought 20th Century Fox’s The Fantastic Four reboot couldn’t get any worse, now comes word that the redo is likely to have a found-footage feel to it.
When The Hollywood Reporter asked Fox bigwig Emma Watts if the movie will be similar in style to Josh Trank’s Chronicle, the answer was, “It’s Josh, so it can’t not have that feel. That’s his talent, that’s what he does, and that’s what excites him about it. It is a really interesting young cast, and he is the magnet that’s brought them all together”
This adds further to the comment from writer Simon Kinberg that the film will be a cross between Chronicle and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. Kinberg added, “It’s a much more grounded, gritty, realistic movie than that the last couple of movies.”
Why do all superhero movies have to be grounded in reality these days? Not every film has to be like Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. These are superhero movies, they’re supposed to be unbelievable, out-there, you’re supposed to suspend disbelief and enjoy these movies for the extravaganza that the characters and stories lend them to be.
Featuring Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/Human Torch, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing, Toby Kebbell as Victor von Doom/Dr. Doom, Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Elder/Moleman, and Reg E. Cathey as Dr. Franklin Storm.
To be directed by Josh Trank, The Fantastic Four is set for an 18th June, 2015 release, with a sequel already confirmed for 14th July, 2017.