Fantastic Four depicts 'relatable' superheroes

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 July 2015
Fantastic Four cast

Kate, Michael, Miles and Jamie

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

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
  • 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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