‘Fantastic Four’ to Reinvent the Superhero Movie; Will Be Similar to ‘Chronicle’

Fox’s creative consultant Mark Millar calls director Josh Trank’s upcoming reboot phenomenal, and realistic.

The Fantastic Four reboot is 'phenomenal' according to Mark Millar
The Fantastic Four reboot is 'phenomenal' according to Mark Millar
Back in November, we reported that Mark Millar signed on to serve as a creative consultant for 20th Century Fox's slate of superhero movies, including their Fantastic Four reboot. Today, Mark Millar spoke quite highly of director Josh Trank, revealing there will be things in this new adventure that fans have never seen before in a superhero movie.

"What I wasn't expecting actually was just how funny and likeable he could make this as well as getting the more awesome moments on screen - I use awesome in the traditional British sense and not the California sense awesome, you know? The Ridley Scott moments, and the Fantastic Four really are jaw-dropping in the same way you feel when you saw Alien for the first time. There's some moments in this - not to be specific - that are actually gonna be phenomenal on screen and stuff you haven't seen in a superhero movie before."

He also spoke about his first meeting with Josh Trank, comparing the characters in Fantastic Four to the filmmaker's first movie, Chronicle.

""From what I've seen and from talking to him - he and I have had dinner a couple of times and we talk quite regularly as well - he's contemporarizing it. I think he's just making it work for the screen - he's a great storyteller. Chronicle, if you think about it, was similar to Fantastic Four in that it was a bunch of people who were transformed into something more than human - that turned out almost his calling card to come and do something like Fantastic Four."

We still haven't heard anything on the casting front regarding the Fantastic Four reboot.

Fantastic Four comes to theaters August 7th, 2015 and stars Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Tim Blake Nelson, Reg E. Cathey. The film is directed by Josh Trank.

Sources: SciFi Now

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  1. ROFLitschristian

    @incmob Actually, I hate that a bunch of people think films need to be like Nolan's Dark Knight, especially these producers. One of the main reasons I had no hopes for Man of Steel at first was because all they did was compare it solely to The Dark Knight. They're superheroes for God's sake! Don't tone them down, turn it up! Look at Avengers. 100% as unrealistic as it gets and was easily one of the best comic book films of all time.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  2. incmob

    @ROFLitschristian my apology... i was not implying you thought everything had to be TDK. but to date, since TDK was released, because that film got so many things right, many expect it to be the mold and formula for any superhero film. I do agree with you though... they are delicate and very easy to screw up, which has been more often than not.

    2 years agoby @incmobFlag

  3. incmob

    @bawnian-dexeus yes i consider it a reboot, i think the similarities in Returns was simply homage to the original source of donners films, not a direct sequel so to speak, although a lot of people might feel this is the unofficial superman 3.

    2 years agoby @incmobFlag

  4. ROFLitschristian

    @incmob I don't think anyone's comparing it to TDK. I was just saying that it'll be strike three. Same goes for Man of Steel. Super hero films are so delicate and far to easy to mess up.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  5. Josh

    I wish he was doing this for Marvel, but let's face it, the Fantastic Four movie canon has nowhere to go up up.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @incmob Superman returns was a reboot?

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    Sounds good to me!

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  8. incmob

    @ROFLitschristian not necessarily. superman is on its third reboot so to speak, the hulk got a third chance in avengers and punisher is times three as well. i just think they need to scroll back and look at the mistakes of the other ff films. superhero films do not have to be oscar worthy, but not all superhero have to be like the dark knight either. i think with ff there is a balance which some films have gotten right... the humor, the action, effects and character build.

    2 years agoby @incmobFlag

  9. Replicant

    I'm excited for this...

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  10. moviegeek

    I have faith this will be a good movie... but I'm not convinced that they can make this something we haven't seen before. Because... we have.

    2 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  11. ROFLitschristian

    Hope he can keep his word. If this one's a let down, FF's big screen days are doomed for a mighty good 100+ years.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  12. Bryan Yentz

    So it seeks to reinvent by copying... Umm... fallacy?

    "in that it was a bunch of people who were transformed into something more than human"

    Umm... Kind of like all superhero films?

    As for the "people

    2 years agoby @bryanyentzFlag

  13. childofharlem

    we'll see fantastic four was a fail first go around

    2 years agoby @childofharlemFlag

  14. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Miller, your the man.who better to start kicking Marvel's storylines into form...and he's part Brit :L
    Trank...you know your the one for the job

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  15. justatadmatt

    @thedude-abides honestly, i find him more annoying than anything else...

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  16. K.Guy

    You're loosing me

    2 years agoby @kguyFlag

  17. thedude-abides

    "What I wasn't expecting actually was just how funny and likeable he could make this as well as getting the more awesome moments on screen..." -- He must be watchin' those moments from his crystal ball given the film's 2015 release date and considering it has yet to even move into production.

    And as if that comment wasn't stupid enough, the guy goes on to talk about the Ridley Scott moments of British awesome, and then compares some of the film's not-so-specific, jaw-dropping moments to Alien, despite the fact that it's yet to begin filming... Maybe it's just the way he was mixing tenses, but those comments made no sense whatsoever.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  18. QuintsSharkShop

    Nobody care about Fantastic Four. Just let it go.

    2 years agoby @QuintsSharkShopFlag

  19. justatadmatt

    "...and stuff you haven't seen in a superhero movie before."

    Man, does this guy get paid to build hype...

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  20. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Though I am kind of just realizing Chronicle is like F4


    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  21. The Real Goku

    more reboots & origins?????? f*ck!!! why?? lol

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  22. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I wasn't even aware there was a California sense of the word "awesome"

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  23. Playhouse

    I really hope it's nothing like 'Chronicle' except for the focus on character.

    2 years agoby @playhouseFlag

  24. ejk1

    This is the same type of junk Nolan has been saying about Man Of Steel. I'm not going to be sold on this film until I have reason to be, and that has yet to happen.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  25. Corey W.

    I know everyone is tired of reboots, but Fantastic Four needs one. I have a lot of faith in this project, especially since Trank is behind it.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  26. The_Crow2k

    Every 'reboot' these days is now 'realistic'. Tired from both of these concepts.

    2 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

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