Empire Magazine Delves Into Each Member of Josh Trank’s ‘Fantastic Four’

Feb 26, 2015

89588Empire Magazine has released several images from Josh Trank’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. Showcasing each member of the team before they turn into marvel’s first family. They also interviewed the director and what his take on the classic heroes will be. “The original two films to me are very similar to a lot of recent movies that have come out, in terms of that kind of cartoonish. It’s just not something that me and Simon are interested in as storytellers. There’s the opportunity to make something that is challenging and tragic and dramatic. The opportunity is right there in the material. We’d rather steer it in that direction as opposed to just embracing a tone that comes right off the page.” 89589He then goes onto changing the race of Johnny Storm from white to black by casting Micheal B. Jordan “I have mixed family. When I go home for Christmas, you’ll see white people and black people. That’s normal to me. I wanted a Storm family that represented 21st century families.” He then goes onto describe what type of Sue Storm (Kate Mara) we will be getting. “There have always been two categories of Sue – the slutty secretary version, and this brilliant scientist version. This is a really, really smart Sue, and one that is dignified and has integrity.” 89585This leads directly into the type of Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell) we will get. Josh Trank was looking for a smaller actor who understands what it’s liked to be picked on for his height before transforming. “Ben is supposed to be a smaller guy in terms of height. That idea of Ben being Reeds best friend in the archetypical way, you want that character to have warmth and strength, qualities Jamie has.” 89587Lastly, the magazine asked the director about the casting of Miles Teller as the intellect scientist Reed Richards and if we will see him get the classic grey temple hair streaks from the comics. “There are surprises for everybody in the movie. We’ve had time to figure out every single iconic and subtle aspect of the Fantastic 4, and how it can organically belong to this film.”


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