Published On: Tue, Apr 22nd, 2014

‘The Fantastic Four’ will have a tone of ‘Spider-Man’ meets ‘Chronicle’

Co-writer and producer Simon Kinberg discussed what fans can expect from Josh Trank’s “The Fantastic Four” reboot, noting the tone of the film and referring to the Trank’s previous work. While at WonderCon 2014, Kinberg talked about the film in a new interview.

invisible_woman ultimate fantastic four photo“It’s a much more grounded, gritty, realistic movie than the last couple movies. If I had to say, the tone of it would be somewhere on the spectrum between “Spider-Man” and “Chronicle.” The other movies were even further on the spectrum of being goofy and fun than “Spider-Man.'”

Kinberg clarified that he meant the Sam Raimi led Spidey films, not “The Amazing Spider-Man.” “Josh Trank’s instincts are to be as realistic and grounded and real with this stuff as possible. In many ways I would say it’s definitely more of a drama than comedy.”

The superteam is a “lighter” comic book in tone, so he attempts to clarify again.

“It’s still in the direction of Spider-Man. It’s not like “Dark Knight.” And even “Chronicle” has a lot of fun in it. We’re treating this as the origin of the Fantastic Four so in future movies you’d have them on sort of splashier adventures to some extent but in this one we tried to ground the science as much as possible and make it feel like it could take place in our world before it cantilevers into other worlds.”

Directed by Trank and co-starring Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Miles Teller and Toby Kebbell.

“The Fantastic Four” will open in theaters on June 19, 2015.

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