Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four" reboot has received a lot of criticism and it isn't even in production yet. The first knock, despite their talents, revolved around the cast members. Now Kate Mara, who plays Sue Storm in the new quad of superheroes, has revealed some more information that comic book fans may not be too pleased about.
Mara stated, "I’ve never been a fan of comics, I’ve never actually read one. I was going to for this movie but the director said it wasn’t necessary. Well, actually he told us that we shouldn’t do it because the plot won’t be based on any history of anything already published. So I chose to follow his instructions. The one fact is I am a fan of comic book movies, so it’s very exciting to be part of a movie like this."
The potential red flag to many may not be that Mara has never read a comic-book, but rather what we are about to see on-screen will not be matched by anything we have read. This could be exciting to comic-book fans. New content to explore with a new set of actors to portray the characters you love. On the other hand, this could also outrage a ton of fanboys who have just wanted a proper representation of the material they grew up with in the film universe.
Mara continued, "I don’t feel more responsibility with this role that I’ve felt with others. I understand that there are many fans of Fantastic Four, and I guess they expect a lot from me, but I prefer not to be pressured by that. We are also trying to create a new way of seeing these superheroes, I’m focusing on making her [Susan Storm] as real as possible."
Trank is a quality director as proven with his surprise hit "Chronicle". Mara and the new cast of main characters including Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller and Jamie Bell, are all talented. Are the odds stacked against them because of all the negativity surrounding it or could Trank and team pull a magic rabbit out of their hat? Only time will tell how this one unfolds but this new tidbit was perhaps not in the right direction for many.
Do you like what Mara is saying or do you think this production is doomed? Let us know in the comments section below!
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