There are a lot of questions about the upcoming reboot of Fantastic Four, including will it suck, or will it blow? Kidding aside though, what fans really want to know is what kind of Fantastic Four movie they’re going to get tone-wise speaking; is it going to be moody and serious like The Dark Knight, bombastic and cheery like The Avengers, or out-right silly and over the top like The Mask? Writer/producer Simon Kinberg recently shed some light on the subject.
While talking about the upcoming release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Kinberg discussed with Crave what the tone of the upcoming FF film might be like in the hands of director Josh Trank. I’m not sure what tone Tim Story, the director of the last two Fantastic Four movies was going for, but the word “sitcom” comes to mind. Sitcom with a hint of action done on the cheap with some wild miscasting. Of course, miscasting is something that Trank’s already in the crosshairs with fans for, so how’s he going to sell fans on the movie? Kinberg explains what the film’s going to feel like (hopefully) when we see it in2015:
“It’s still in the direction of Spider-Man. It’s not like Dark Knight. And even Chronicle has a lot of fun in it. We’re treating this as the origin of the Fantastic Four so in future movies you’d have them on sort of splashier adventures to some extent, but in this one we tried to ground the science as much as possible and make it feel like it could take place in our world before it cantilevers into other worlds.”
So it’s “grounded in science,” huh? What does that mean, I wonder? I don’t think the science (fiction) was what was wrong with those other Fantastic Four movies, but rather the majority of it was just so silly that when it had to get serious, you couldn’t take it seriously. Also, Doctor Doom isn’t scary when he isn’t talking in BLOCK LETTERS, and looks like the man whore from Nip Tuck, and a giant cloud called Galactus isn’t any less stupid than the giant guy in the purple suit. I guess we’ll see if Trank and Co. can find the right tone.
Fantastic Four will be in theaters everywhere on June 19, 2015.
Source: Cinema Blend