Fantastic Four reboot confirmed

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 October 2012
Jessica Alba starred in 2005's Fantastic Four

Jessica Alba starred in 2005's Fantastic Four

A 'Fantastic Four' reboot has been confirmed by Fox creative consultant Mark Millar, who insists director Josh Trank will be staying true to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's original comics when he helms the movie

A 'Fantastic Four' reboot has been confirmed.

Fox creative consultant Mark Millar revealed a remake of the Marvel comic book movie will stay true to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's original comics, and insists he has complete faith in 'Chronicle' director Josh Trank to ensure he doesn't detract too much from the original material when he helms the film.

He said: "You can tell from 'Chronicle' that it was a new way of looking at superheroes, and I think he's going to apply that same slightly skewed way of looking at heroes to the 'Fantastic Four', but do it in a way that feels incredibly reverential to the Kirby and Lee stuff."

But Mark has warned fans of the franchise - which saw Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington and Chris Evans star in 2005's action film 'Fantastic Four' - not to expect a "grim and gritty" production in the same style as some of the more recent superhero movies.

He added to SFX magazine: "I don't think you could do 'Fantastic Four' and try and make it grim and gritty."

Fantastic Four

  • 2 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Josh Trank
  • Cast: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell
  • UK release: 6 August 2015

This adaptation of the classic comic book delivers yet another story about how a team of superheroes develop their freakish abilities, but it's humourless, drab and filled with self-important speeches about saving the world. Tim Story's 2005 and 2007 Fantastic Four films may have set the bar low, but Trank barely clears it.

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