FF the Never Ending Story….

Posted: 06/02/2016 in Uncategorized


Fantastic Four Movie Writer Admits Problems, Reaffirms Sequel

Translation….I know it was sh@#$% but next time we’ll do better…honest…It’s not like we have had four tries at getting it right…..oh wait…..:) REC

News Mike Cecchini

6/1/2016 at 5:01PM

Simon Kinberg admits that the Fantastic Four reboot “ran counter to the DNA of the source material.”

It’s been nearly a year, and folks involved with 20th Century Fox’s ill-fated Fantastic Four reboot continue to apologize for various elements of it. The latest installment comes from executive producer and co-writer Simon Kinberg.

Mr. Kinberg spoke to the Happy Sad Confused podcast (transcription of these quotes comes courtesy of Collider) about where he thinks they went wrong:

“I think the biggest takeaway for me [is that] the tone of the movie, while really interesting and ambitious, ran counter to the DNA of the source material. I think the source material of Fantastic Four is bright, optimistic, poppy in tone. There’s a sort of plucky spirit to those characters, and we made a darker, sort of body-horror kind of version of Fantastic Four, which again as I say it now sounds really interesting and cerebrally ambitious, but isn’t necessarily Fantastic Four.”

Mr. Kinberg is absolutely right about the movie not really feeling like a Fantastic Four story. But the problems went far beyond the tone, with a second half that very much had the seams showing from late stage reshoots. It felt very much like two different movies, although neither quite added up to a Fantastic Four movie.

On the other hand, the strange, body horror element of the movie worked surprisingly well. Fantastic Four isn’t going to be anybody’s favorite movie, but the first 45 minutes or so are fairly ambitious. I found myself applauding its willingness to go down this road, and it’s worth noting that the earliest Fantastic Four comic book stories by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby also took a darker look at how the team adjusted to their new abilities. It took a few issues before the series found that brighter, more exploratory tone.

But Kinberg once again affirms that Fox isn’t done with the Fantastic Four franchise, and that Fantastic Four 2 will still happen. ““It’s a big part of the plan going forward, he says. “Like I say, the biggest lesson learned is that Fantastic Four is a great comic book that has its own tone and voice, and we need to let that lead us… I would love to continue making movies with that cast.”

I’d certainly be interested in seeing more of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, and perhaps they can find some more significant screentime for Kate Mara’s Sue Storm this time around, too. But given the current climate, Fantastic Four 2 still seems like a longshot (but we have some villains who could make it worthwhile). We’ll let you know if that changes.


Source: Den Of Geek


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