Fantastic Four to be “darker” and “nothing like the originals” says Vaughn


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Since the oddly age inappropriate cast was revealed and some surprisingly racist backlash against the casting of Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch reared its ugly head (let’s be perfectly honest eh?) we’ve been waiting for more details on the upcoming reboot of the Fantastic Four which is due to hit theaters in June of 2015.

In an interview with Empire magazine discussing the film, producer Matthew Vaughn spilled on some details about what we can expect to see regarding not only plot, but the film’s tone too saying:

“It’s a total reboot, that’s for sure. 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 it’s not a comedy.”

It’s reassuring to know the Fantastic Four will brush off the cartoonish and borderline camp style which lingered through the two previous films like a bad smell, which most fans will agree, especially the Marvel fan boys among us, are a comedic mess of galactic proportions.

The aim, of course, should be to mimic the success and improvements made to Sony’s recent reboot of the Spiderman franchise in Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spiderman. Similarly, Raimi’s Spiderman franchise was plagued with issues such as its camp style and, some might say, over ambitious action sequences not effectively able to be realized with the technology available at the time. And let’s not forget the emo Peter Parker of Spiderman 3. That film, although a fourth having already been green lit by Sony, was the nail in the coffin for the franchise.

And with Sony now having Green lit The Amazing Spiderman 3 & 4 you can only marvel at what a difference a decade makes.

Fantastic Four has a June 19, 2015 release date and stars Miles Teller as Mr Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch, Jamie Bell as Thing and Kate Mara The Invisible Woman.


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