The FANTASTIC FOUR reboot is a cross between CHRONICLE And SPIDER-MAN says writer Simon Kinberg



Yesterday at Wondercon Crave Online was able to catch up with the writer of Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot Simon Kinberg, who revealed what fans can expect from the upcoming film.

“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.”

When asked to clarify what he meant, or rather, which Spider-Man franchise he was referring to, Kinberg replied:

“Raimi Spider-Man, yeah, not 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.

“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.”

While its not secret that fans were worried that this film would turn out to be too much of a comedy given how young the cast is, but it can be reassuring that the writer himself admits that its not the direction they are headed.

The Fantastic Four is currently set for a Summer 2015 release date.