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Producer & writer Simon Kinberg talks The Fantastic Four origin, tone, costumes and more

April 23rd, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

IGN got a chance to speak with Fantastic Four producer and writer Simon Kinberg, twho revealed some new info about his take on the Fantastic Four.

Including that in the Fantastic Four reboot the team won’tactually be referred to as the fantastic Four. Um what?

You can watch the interview below.

In addition Kinberg spoke with Collider at WonderCon, where the site asked him whether the movie will be set in the present day or possibly the past:

“It’s modern day. I don’t know what the plans are for the publicity. We start shooting in two, three weeks. I went to Baton Rouge the day before yesterday. I go back there tomorrow. We have the cast. We have the costumes.”

When asked about how the costumes compare with Tim Story’s take on the franchise:

“The thing I would say overall about the film is that it’s a much more grounded, realistic, dramatic version of the film than those are films were. Which isn’t to say it’s Dark Knight. It’s not. It’s still fun. It’s still fun and sort of…”

Sort of huh?

Finally Den of Geek also spoke with Kinberg about the origins and age of the new rebooted Fantastic Four:

“We’re definitely telling a younger story that the original films did, They’re older than high school, but they’re not quite grown into the world. If anything, this is a coming of age story. It depends on what books you look at. There are some, like the Ultimate books, that tell this story. So it is an origin story of the Fantastic Four, and it does follow them before they really know what a superhero is.”

The cast includes Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell who are aboard as the main heroes.

Josh Trank will direct the big screen adaptation from a screenplay by Simon Kinberg.

The Fantastic Four is currently set for a release on June 19th, 2015​.

Sources: IGN, Collider, Den of Geek via SMN

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