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Fantastic Four producer Matthew Vaughn comments on the reboot

March 2nd, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

With the four leads cast and production set to begin next month, Fox’s upcoming reboot of The Fantastic Four is finally starting to take shape. But many rumors have emerged over the past weeks about changes made to the characters. Many have since been denied, but fans don’t seemed impressed.

Now producer Matthew Vaughn shared some interesting remarks about the film with Empire magazine:

“It’s 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 it’s not a comedy.”

So we knew it was a reboot, but what about the stretchy part?

Vaughn must know that’s Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic’s super power. Does he just mean some of the stretchy hijinks from the other movies?

The cast for the film will include Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm. 

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​.


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