The reboot of the Marvel franchise, the Fantastic Four, is already in production, but it seems like a lot of people are very wary — or at least uncertain — of where the new Fantastic Four film is going.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Fantastic Four star Kate Mara raised eyebrows a few days ago when she said she’d never read a Fantastic Four comic. Mara went on to say that she’d meant to look at some before shooting on the Fantastic Four reboot started, but the director, Josh Trank, asked the cast not to look at the comic — something James Gunn reportedly did as well on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy. Kate Mara then dropped the bombshell that Trank told her that the new Fantastic Four film is not based on any previously published work.
That tidbit of information made many fans wonder whether or not the plot of the new Fantastic Four film would be faithful to the original Fantastic Four origin story created by Marvel legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
Michael B. Jordan plays Johnny Storm — AKA the Human Torch — in the new Fantastic Four film. When Jordan was asked about the film by MTV News, he mentioned numerous script changes.
“The script is evolving, [you make] on set decisions on the fly, things are always constantly changing. Me, personally, I block out that extra noise and I focus on the job I have to do. It is an important film for all of us. We’re taking it seriously, taking a lot of risks. I think it’s going to pay off.”
Frequent script changes rarely are a good thing during a film’s production. In many cases it speaks to either a film being rushed to production or a lack of vision on the director’s part. Is the “extra noise” that Jordan speaks of on the Fantastic Four film a result of either of these?
As far as a lack of vision on director Josh Trank’s part — Jordan went on to make it clear that that wasn’t an issue on the new Fantastic Four film.
“Josh’s vision is very clear and he knows exactly what he wants. and he gives us room to adapt and play. That’s what I kind of think sets us apart, is that this is going to be grounded and unconventional.”
He went on to say that the Fantastic Four is not your “typical superhero film.”
“We’re more or less a bunch of kids who had an accident and we have disabilities now that we have to cope with, and try to find a life afterwards – try to be as normal as we can.”
According to Joblo, the new Fantastic Four film will be released in June of 2015.