Simon Kinberg Compares FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot to IRON MAN and BATMAN BEGINS

Simon Kinberg Compares FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot to IRON MAN and BATMAN BEGINS

Simon Kinberg has been very busy for the past month or two, heavily promoting the latest X-film. Here, he speaks about Josh Trank's upcoming Fantastic Four film, talking about the tone, inspirations and Michael B. Jordan's casting: "I think he'll become the iconic Johnny Storm."


With shooting underway on Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot, writer/producer Simon Kinberg explained that Trank pitched the film on set of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Kinberg praised the "fresh" visio, saying that. "the tone of this movie will feel as unique as when you saw Iron Man, X-Men, or Batman Begins for the first time. It’s not as goofy as the first movies; it has humor in it, but the humor is much more real and comes from character, not pratfall jokes. It’s a much more dramatic film than it is a comedy." As expected, he compares the film to Chronicle, as well as "Raimi’s first couple of Spider-Man movies".

Of all the backlash towards the movie's casting, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/Human Torch arguably generated the most. As Kinberg explained, the filmmakers "didn’t go into it saying we wanted to cast a particular race for any part. Josh had worked with Michael on Chronicle and I’m a big fan of Michael’s, so we knew he was the best actor for that part. We knew casting an African-American Human Torch would be news, but I can tell you it’s something that Stan Lee loves, and I can also tell you that having been on set and seeing Michael bring him to life, he’s really spectacular. He’s doing something really cool with the character that I think will become the iconic Johnny Storm." Fantastic Four is scheduled to be released on June 19, 2015.
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Filed Under "Fantastic Four" 5/28/2014 Source: The Daily Beast
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