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The Fantastic Four reboot won’t follow any of the comic stories!

July 16th, 2014 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Kate Mara, aka Sue Storm, in the upcoming FF reboot dropped a bombshell on fans that are mostly pessimistic about the upcoming project. While talking to Esquire Mexico Mara revealed:

“I’ve never been a fan of comics, I’ve never actually read one. I was going to for this movie but the director said it wasn’t necessary. Well, actually he told us that we shouldn’t do it because the plot won’t be based on any history of anything already published. So I chose to follow his instructions.

The one fact is I am a fan of comic book movies, so it’s very exciting to be part of a movie like this. I don’t feel more responsibility with this role that I’ve felt with others. I understand that there are many fans of The Fantastic Four and I guess they expect a lot from me, but I prefer not to be pressured by that.

We are also trying to create a new way of seeing these superheroes, I’m focusing on making her (Susan Storm) as real as possible. I was excited, but I only focused on doing the best I could. I think there are roles you get if that’s what needs to happen. I kept everything in perspective although expected to stay with the paper, because the movie has great actors like Michael B. Jordan (who will be the Human Torch).”

The cast for Fantastic Four includes Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell as the main heroes, with Toby Kebbell playing the villain, Victor von Doom, and Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Elder aka Mole Man.

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​.

For some fans, this would definitely explain the odd casting choices that have been announced lately. How does this news sit with you? Are you more or less excited for the reboot having read this? Let me know in the comments below!

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