Fantastic Four depicts 'relatable' superheroes

Kate Mara has revealed 'Fantastic Four' depicts "relatable" superheroes, with director Josh Trank saying the alternative approach means the movie acts as a prequel

Fantastic Four cast

Kate, Michael, Miles and Jamie

Kate Mara insists 'Fantastic Four' depicts "relatable" superheroes.

The 32-year-old actress - who plays Susan Storm/Invisible Woman in the Marvel Comics-inspired movie - has revealed the upcoming film will show viewers the personalities behind their characters' powers.

She explained: "We're trying to make these superheroes feel as relatable as possible. You get to know who Sue is before she has all these powers."

The movie - which is set to be released next month - has been directed by Josh Trank, who continued to liken the film to a prequel because it introduces viewers to the relationship between the characters, who eventually become superheroes.

Speaking at Comic-Con 2015 in San Diego, he explained: "It's an origin [film] but it almost works as a prequel of the characters before they become the iconic version of those characters. It's a group of friends who become a family."

Josh, 31, continued to say he believes the film - which also stars Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller - will please fans of his directorial debut, 2012's 'Chronicle', because it once again depicts an alternative science fiction thriller.

He said: "After we made Chronicle, I wanted to tackle the same subject again in a different way. I wanted to explore a side of these characters we haven't seen before."

Fantastic Four

  • 2 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 106 min
  • 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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