Simon Kinberg Says THE FANTASTIC FOUR's Tone Is Between CHRONICLE And SPIDER-MAN
With an impressive cast lined up for The Fantastic Four, some fans may be forced to eat their words about Josh Trank's reboot! Talking at WonderCon, writer and producer Simon Kinberg reveals that the tone of the movie will fall somewhere between Chronicle and Sam Raimi's Spider-Man...
Talking to Crave Online at WonderCon yesterday, Simon Kinberg was quizzed by the site about how the tone of Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four will differ to that of Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, both of which were rubbish light comedies. "It’s a much more grounded, gritty, realistic movie than the last couple movies," the X-Men: Days of Future Past writer and producer revealed. "If I had to say, the tone of it would be somewhere on the spectrum between Spider-Man and Chronicle. The other movies were even further on the spectrum of being goofy and fun than Spider-Man." That sounds like the right sort of direction to take the reboot in and is a good sign that we'll see elements from both the 616 and Ultimate versions.
Now, depending on which of the Spider-Man franchises you prefer, that will either be very good or bad news. When asked to clarify, Kinberg quickly emphasised the fact that he was referring to the Sam Raimi helmed movies. "Raimi Spider-Man, yeah, not Amazing Spider-Man. Josh Trank’s instincts are to be as realistic and grounded and real with this stuff as possible. In many ways I would say it’s definitely more of a drama than comedy." He adds, "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, a grounded origin story before we see the team battle the likes of Annihilus and Galactus? Sounds good to me! What do you guys think? Sound off below!
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