Now that the release date for Fantastic Four has been pushed back to August of next year, this will give the studio more time to promote the movie, including a whole run and San Diego Comic Con (If they decide they want to go this time). Not so long ago when we seen these characters on the big screen, Captain America (Chris Evans) was the Human Torch, Jessica Alba was The Invisible Woman/Susan Storm, and the films had a campy feel to them.
Miles Teller – who will be our new Reed Richards this time round – has been promoting his new drumming movie Whiplash, and took some time out to speak to Vulture, with the emphasis on the fans to expect something completely different to the previous movies: “It’s different in every way. All those [previous] actors were a lot older, their characters were in different places. The tone of this film is completely different: We don’t have Michael Chiklis in a big Styrofoam thing, and I think that [a more grounded approach] is what people are into — X-Men: First Class is doing that. You’re dealing with these characters but you’re making them real people in how they exist day-to-day. People wanted it to be taken more seriously than the kind of Dick Tracy, kitschy, overly comic-book world.”
So expect a more serious and grounded tone, with far more character development. It’s the same route a lot of the recent comic book movie adaptations have been taking lately. Give us your heads up in the comments section below.