FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot Will Include “Stuff You Haven’t Seen in a Superhero Movie Before”

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As we look forward to a number of superhero films hitting theaters this year, there’s also plenty by way of costumed characters heading our way in 2014 and 2015 as well.  One such anticipated property is 20th Century Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four.  The studio tapped Chronicle director Josh Trank to take the helm, and the project was recently given a March 2015 release date.  As comics guru Mark Millar was just hired on at Fox as their creative consultant on all things Marvel, the talkative creative has been privy to all the in-the-works projects, including Fantastic Four.  Now Millar has spoken up a bit about the reboot, teasing what fans can expect from Trank’s iteration of the characters.  Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

fantastic-fourDuring an interview with SciFiNow, Millar revealed that Trank is working on contemporizing the story:

“From what I’ve seen and from talking to him – he and I have had dinner a couple of times and we talk quite regularly as well – he’s contemporizing it. I think he’s just making it work for the screen – he’s a great storyteller.”

He went on to talk about the pic’s tone, teasing that it will include elements that have yet to grace the silver screen:

“What I wasn’t expecting actually was just how funny and likeable he could make this as well as getting the more awesome moments on screen – I use awesome in the traditional British sense and not the California sense awesome, you know? The Ridley Scott moments, and the Fantastic Four really are jaw-dropping in the same way you feel when you saw Alien for the first time. There’s some moments in this – not to be specific – that are actually gonna be phenomenal on screen and stuff you haven’t seen in a superhero movie before.”

Hopefully we hear more about the project as it moves closer to production.  The Fantastic Four will open on March 6, 2015.




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  • Jhan

    I’d never seen flying diarrhea in a superhero movie either, until I saw Green Lantern.

    • Duder NME

      I thought that was a giant queef, which was also a first.

      Also never seen before in a superhero movie: a sensible budget.

      • Andrew

        I thought the giant queef were either the Catwoman or the Elektra movies.

      • THGhost

        Superhero movies need big budgets. That’s just the way it is.

  • Tyler

    Hmmm, that’s a pretty bold statement considering all the big superhero movies out and their accomplishments. Anyways, I’m excited for this MAINLY because it can’t anywhere near as bad as the first two Fantastic Four movies right?….right?

  • Dean

    I was psyched to read this until I saw it was Mark Millar that was saying it. Guy would bullshit that a bowl of cornflakes would make your dick bigger if it got him attention and paid.

    • Matt

      This is true.

      • Mark

        Amen, bro’. Mark Millar is a pathological attention bitch.

    • The Alpha Nerd

      I laughed out very loud at work at that one!

    • Duder NME

      Dammit Collider, where the hell is the “like” button? Well played, Dean.

      I think if Fox approached this as if the team encounters extra-cosmic threats like it’s another Tuesday, that’ll work like Ghostbusters.

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  • marshfield

    i assume they will re-tell the origin story but i think it would be cool if they borrowed from jonathan hickman’s run and showed established heroes with a family. maybe specific arcs like the future foundation, the negative zone and/or the council.
    have this image of galactus’ foot crushing the empire state building and then ben grimm saying, “that’s it! Now i’m pissed.”
    also really hope they make the thing cgi. he’s supposed to be one of the few people who can go toe to toe with the hulk.

    • James

      Thing definitely cannot go toe to toe with Hulk. He can take a couple of punches, yes, but that’s about it. People like Thor, Hercules, and Drax (original) are more in Hulk’s league. Thing is more around Iron Man’s level strength-wise.

      • thrank

        the power cosmic! friend!

      • GiGi

        In the Avenger’s Iron Man kicked Thor’s ass. All Thor could do was charge Iron Man’s suit. Thor then pretty much got his ass kicked by Hulk (who was a much bigger bad ass in that movie than he was been in any of the previous movies). Damn even Captain America took on Thor for a minute. Hulk would never touch Iron Man though because Tony Stark is the only person that treats him like he’s normal the way he is. The Thing is messed up. I mean even if you ground him to dust, wouldn’t that dust still be alive? His heart is even made of rock so I don’t really see how anyone could kill him. There is no blood or liquid in him because he has no veins so would it matter if you split him in two?

        As for the suckiest movie it was Superman Returns. I can’t say the Fantastic Four movies were great but they were fun. It would be nice to see a continuance instead of an origins story. I can’t say I have a desire to see another origins story.

  • Nomis1700

    Hoping they’ll aim for a mo-cap Thing instead of a plastic suit :) He should be as big as the Hulk.

    • cloud720

      The thing 6 foot 500 pounds
      hulk 7 to 8 feet. 1040 to 1400 pounds.

      that’s not really the same size.

      • Norman

        you are the biggest nerd ever

      • THGhost

        Way to totally miss the point.

  • Hey!

    You know what they should do? Make it all dark. That would be innovative.

    • THGhost

      The last thing the world needs is another “dark” superhero movie. That’s partly why The Avengers was such a huge success – it wasn’t “dark”.

  • Stinky

    Dr. Doom on the Silver Surfer’s board and Johnny Storm with Super Skrull powers wasn’t done before, either. I still shake a fist at that turdsicle.

  • Lizard King

    I hope they turn more villains into clouds. That worked out really well for Galactus and Parallax. Maybe we could get the cloud version of Super Skrull or Mole Man…that’s where the real movie money is. Or a guest appearance from the Wonder Twins? Everybody loves a man who can turn into a bucket of water.

  • smellyfishfingers

    something thats never been seen before…no pressure then.not hyped for this i think f4 are a little lame matching gay unitards good looking making that look cool

  • Andrew

    Never seen on a Super Hero film? Is he going to make the movie without Special effects?

  • GiGi

    In the Avenger\’s Iron Man kicked Thor\’s ass. All Thor could do was charge Iron Man\’s suit. Thor then pretty much got his ass kicked by Hulk (who was a much bigger bad ass in that movie than he was been in any of the previous movies). Damn even Captain America took on Thor for a minute. Hulk would never touch Iron Man though because Tony Stark is the only person that treats him like he\’s normal the way he is. The Thing is messed up. I mean even if you ground him to dust, wouldn\’t that dust still be alive? His heart is even made of rock so I don\’t really see how anyone could kill him. There is no blood or liquid in him because he has no veins so would it matter if you split him in two?

    As for the suckiest movie it was Superman Returns. I can\’t say the Fantastic Four movies were great but they were fun. It would be nice to see a continuance instead of an origins story. I can\’t say I have a desire to see another origins story.

    • MrCOMMENT

      The Thing’s heart is made of rock and he has no blood?? Where’d you get THAT idea?

  • fgu

    yeah sure. When i see it i’ll believe it. expecting average at the most, and that’s the best way to go into it ’cause i know i won’t be disappointed. Also i think a CG Thing is the wrong way to go and will look bad.

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  • Avenging World

    If they can get this thing (ha) to look like Kirby and play like Stan Lee, it’ll work.
    Otherwise …

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