Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This is so Confusing, I May Cry: THE FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot is Now Confirmed to be Based on Comic Book Canon



Two days ago a report hit the web stating that The Fantastic Four "won't be based on any history of anything already published." This was a quote translated from Esquire LatinoAmerica and said by Sue Storm / Invisible Woman actor Kate Mara.

Seems like Mara either made a mistake and said something wrong, or something she said didn't translate properly. Either way, fans of Marvel's first family immediately took to social media and began complaining about the reboot.

The reaction was no surprise since The Fantastic Four reboot is shrouded in secrecy, which is probably the worst way of promoting a reboot that many fans of the Fantastic Four don't even think should be made. Many of those same fans think 20th Century Fox should let the movie rights revert back over to Disney and Marvel.

After Mara's alleged misinterpreted quote from Esquire LatinoAmerica was reported, Entertainment Weekly reached out to Mara's reps for official clarification. EW wrote:

"[L]ower your invisible force fields, fans: EW reached out to Mara’s rep for clarification on the quotes. TheHouse of Cards vet says that she actually told Esquire LatinAmerica‘s reporter that the film is not based on one comic, but rather drawn from the entire canon."

So now The Fantastic Four will draw material from comic book canon? I'm so confused.

And to make matters more confusing, EW didn't even state if there was a translation error with Mara's original quote. So this leaves everyone hanging on the fact that it sounds like Fox and director Josh Trank might have not wanted to use comic canon for this new version of the super hero family, but now they are changing their tune. Until there is further clarification (perhaps at Comic-Con next week) we are all a little more confused by what is really happening with The Fantastic Four reboot.

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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