FANTASTIC FOUR Cast May Look Like A Joke But Producer Promises It's Not A Comedy

FANTASTIC FOUR Cast May Look Like A Joke But Producer Promises It's Not A Comedy

In the latest issue of Empire magazine X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn, who is also producing Josh Trank's Fantastic Four, promises that the reboot is not a comedy.

20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank surprised a lot of people with their bold casting choices. Invisible Woman/Sue Storm will be played by House of Cards actress Kate Mara. Chronicle actor Michael B. Jordan is Johnny Storm/The Human Torch. The kid who couldn't stop dancing in Billy Elliot, Jamie Bell, is Ben Grimm/The Thing, and Whiplash actor Miles Teller is Reed Richards a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic. While the memories of Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis and Ioan Gruffudd from Tim Story's mediocre Fantastic Four franchise are still fresh in our minds it will be interesting to see Trank's take on these beloved Marvel characters.

Producer Matthew Vaughn weighs in:
"Its 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 its not a comedy."
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AlexanderLykins - 2/28/2014, 1:01 PM
It's a Comedy.
Pasto - 2/28/2014, 1:01 PM
It's a comedy, a bad one at that.
batz11 - 2/28/2014, 1:02 PM
Vaugnn shittin' on somebody else's movies, stay classy dude...
Comedian03 - 2/28/2014, 1:02 PM
It might not be ADVERTISED as a comedy, but 90% of people are doing nothing but laughing. The truth is sad.
LordMushu - 2/28/2014, 1:03 PM
Sooooo stupid
Pasto - 2/28/2014, 1:03 PM
Party in the chat room at 5 (Eastern). Holla back.

PS. Jacky is making me do this.
MexicanSexyman - 2/28/2014, 1:04 PM
Cool. Good thing that what's his face is gone from Fox so we can get more quality cbm like X-Men First Class and The Wolverine.

You know what's gay? I went to three different places to buy Thor The Dark World on bluray and each store was sold out. I guess that is good for the film.
Comedian03 - 2/28/2014, 1:05 PM
@Anyone involved with this movie
luffycapri - 2/28/2014, 1:06 PM
I have a feeling this movie is not gonna happen
TheRationalNerd - 2/28/2014, 1:07 PM
"It's not a comedy."

Comedian03 - 2/28/2014, 1:08 PM
Nobody is impressed with your movie so far Mr Trank, nobody.
MrCBM56 - 2/28/2014, 1:08 PM
Most of the comments I read... Wow. You guys need to learn how to read abc understand what he's saying.
MrCBM56 - 2/28/2014, 1:09 PM

Actually I am.
Nomis - 2/28/2014, 1:09 PM
It's a BAD joke!
themidnightking - 2/28/2014, 1:10 PM
MrSotoMan - 2/28/2014, 1:10 PM
........but the F4 is comedy?
dellamorte1872 - 2/28/2014, 1:10 PM
It may look like a straight comedy but it's not I swear? Kinda desperate to get fans behind this crap. If you have to continuously remind us it's not a comedy it's clear that your statement is just wishful thinking. It LOOKS like a joke thus far so no........I'm not buying the fact that these people know what they're doing. Doth protest too much!
ALegendaryPanda - 2/28/2014, 1:10 PM
That's good to hear. I'm actually really looking forward to this movie!
MrCBM56 - 2/28/2014, 1:10 PM
If you go to the Fantastic Four archives, go through all the news from the last year and a half, you would realize (Excluding the bullshit rumors) that nothing about this movie sounds that bad.
Nomis - 2/28/2014, 1:13 PM
This will BOMB...BADLY!
Comedian03 - 2/28/2014, 1:14 PM

You're actually impressed with the news surrounding this movie so far?....


dellamorte1872 - 2/28/2014, 1:15 PM
Except the entire cast and demeanor of the film? F4 kinda is a family comedy a pg-13 action/comedy. Who are they marketing this for? F4 is way more lighthearted than the THOR mythos for example
TheBeard - 2/28/2014, 1:15 PM
JoeMomma29 - 2/28/2014, 1:16 PM
Cannot be any worse than Singer's X Men oh wait..........
MrCBM56 - 2/28/2014, 1:16 PM
I can't wait for this movie to come out. Not only (And I'm guaranteeing this, quote me on it) this movie will own, all the "haters" will feel stupid. Bring it on!!
Comedian03 - 2/28/2014, 1:16 PM
And @nailbiter111

I gotta give you props man, in pretty much every single article, you always find pictures of the actors when they look funny, makes me chuckle every time lol
Interestein - 2/28/2014, 1:18 PM
Personally, this project is only lacking in the writing department (but not horribly, and Teller. Other than that it sounds awesome, can't wait!
Dumegg - 2/28/2014, 1:18 PM
For a non comedy, it sure is making me laugh.
Comedian03 - 2/28/2014, 1:18 PM
I'm perfectly fine with being proven wrong with this movie, I hope by some [frick]ing miracle, that it turns out to be awesome, and kind of redeems Fox for their last attempt at the FF

That being said, as of things right NOW, no, nothing sounds impressive or interesting about this movie. It all sounds quite terrible, including the cast, which is the most essential part.
themidnightking - 2/28/2014, 1:19 PM
Michael B Jordan could have been Luke Cage or Cyborg, but nooooooo! Let's have him be the Human Torch in a reboot of a shitty franchise that is only getting made so the rights won't revert back to Marvel!
Fastestmanalive - 2/28/2014, 1:20 PM
Great. A movie that's "serious" but is so pathetic that its funny are the funniest. lol.
MrSotoMan - 2/28/2014, 1:21 PM
The only thing that'll impress me,

A TRAILER. When the trailer does release, then I have a clear understanding of what this movie will feel like or be like.

dellamorte1872 - 2/28/2014, 1:21 PM
That's right there Benicio! It will be just bc you DEEMED it as such.
Nick56 - 2/28/2014, 1:22 PM
Still not exactly sure why everyone is hating on the movie already...Is it really because so many of these Disney lovers can't accept a movie from a different studio?
UltimateHunt - 2/28/2014, 1:23 PM
Cool story bro
TheClemster - 2/28/2014, 1:24 PM
lol sounds like a cheap shot @ Marvell kinda ;)
MrSotoMan - 2/28/2014, 1:24 PM
How can you say "Hey Fantastic Four is not a comedy?" with a straight face? Like FANTASTIC FOUR, just gives off a comedic tone to it which the comics do have at times.

Michael B. Jordan, the token black guy.
TheRationalNerd - 2/28/2014, 1:24 PM
There's a difference between a film having humor and a film being a comedy however too much and/or forced humor just waters the film down for me.

Iron Man
The Incredible Hulk (Miss you brotha Norton!)
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
(possibly) Age of Ultron

Are my type of films!

Iron Man 2
Iron Man 3
Thor: The Dark World

Felt to be more for the GA to me, they weren't bad (as there's parts I really enjoyed in all of them) but I just felt they strayed away from some of the original tones the MCU started with. It's honestly no biggie because i do get a kick out of the action and etc but meh I guess I'm more of a serious toned (not dark and gritty) CBM goer.
Fantastic4ever - 2/28/2014, 1:24 PM
Wait a second......aren't you guys the ones who LOVE those marvel comedies? I bet if Marvel made this you guys would be gushing over it. This movie will not bomb because you guys are like 10% of the box office your opinions are irrelevant
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