Monday, July 14, 2014

Flame On or Flame Off? THE FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot "Won't be Based on Any History of Anything Already Published"



Sometimes you read information online that makes you very happy and sometimes you read some that makes you shake your head in disgust. How you perceive this piece of info for The Fantastic Four reboot is up to you.

Not much is known about the plot of The Fantastic Four reboot and this new bit of info may have been better off not known at all. In an interview with Esquire LatinoAmerica, via ComicBook.com and CBM, Sue Storm actor Kate Mara let it slip that The Fantastic Four is not about anything any Fantastic Four fan has read in the comics.

"I've never been a fan of comics, I've never actually read one. I was going to for this movie but the director said it wasn't necessary. Well, actually he told us that we shouldn't do it because the plot won't be based on any history of anything already published. So I chose to follow his instructions. The one fact is I am a fan of comic book movies, so it's very exciting to be part of a movie like this."

You can almost hear a collective groan from many of the Fantastic Four fan base after reading that quote. Mara wasn't finished and tried to shine some light on things.

“We are also trying to create a new way of seeing these superheroes, I'm focusing on making her [Susan Storm] as real as possible.”

Admirable attempt at a save but many fans would like Marvel's first family to somewhat follow and adapt some concepts of the super hero team from the comic cannon. Movies usually follow their own path since it's a different form of media than print or digital comics, but that doesn't mean past comic stories should be completely ignored.

Mara implies that the Fantastic Four cannon may be ignored entirely. This shouldn't really surprise anyone since it has been previously reported this version of the super hero team won't be wearing their iconic blue uniforms in the reboot and then there's the changes made to Johnny Storm / Human Torch (played by Michael B. Jordan).

Mara's comment is merely the next piece of info confirming that this version of the team will be way different than anything seen since the team was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1961.

The Fantastic Four is currently filming in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is set to release in theaters on June 19, 2015.



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