Mark Millar on Josh Trank's "jaw-dropping" Fantastic Four

News Glen Chapman 10 Jan 2013 - 07:27
Not fantastic enough, apparently.

In a recent interview, Fox's creative consultant for Marvel properties has been chatting about Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot...

In case you missed the news, 20th Century Fox have recruited Mark Millar to oversee its Marvel properties in the role of creative consultant. One of the properties that he will be overseeing is the Josh Trank-directed Fantastic Four reboot, which is pencilled in for a release in March 2015.

Millar has recently been chatting about the film, and here's what he had to say:

“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 contemporizing it. I think he's just making it work for the screen – he's a great story teller.”

He continues: “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 the screen and stuff you haven't seen in a superhero movie before.”

Bold words indeed, but Millar is hardly shy about such things. Still, this sounds very promising indeed.

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I really liked the FF films, they were definitely one of the better Marvel 'B' movie properties. Shame they didn't run to a third - they could have recast Jessica Alba, no problem.

I love Mark Millar but he has a habit of getting over excited about pretty much everything! So much so it's hard to get excited with him!

The FF films were boring. Also, why was the second one called "Rise of the Silver Surfer" when the SS was just a puppet messenger boy for Galactus? And why did they make Galactus just a big cloud of meh? Reboot sorely needed to save this lot.

I rather enjoyed the first one but the second one was terrible wasn't it?

I preferred the second, except for the Galactus/Gas issue.

If any film needs a reboot, it's FF.

I watched both films only once each as when I saw them for the first time, they were instantly forgettable and not worth watching again.

I would recast Mr. Fantastic as well just because I couldn't get into Ioan Gruffudd version of him.Chris Evens and Michael Chiklis did a really good job in nailing those characters.

Much as it probably won't happen, I'd love Chris Evans to still be Johnny Storm. Definitely the highlight of both movies

"he's contemporizing it" doesn't sound right, if it ain't broke....

Some studio head felt that big, armored Galactus was "unrealistic." Yes, seriously.

^ Evans and Chiklis were the only bright spots character-wise, I thought everyone else was really mis-cast.

in other words, he's totally "Hollywood" and full of sh*t most of the time. He is a shameless self-promoter. He is getting paid as a consultant so of course he's going to talk this movie up.

So long as the Thing doesn't turn human every movie just so the actor can get some face recognition screen time and they actually focus on the CHARACTERS and not the actors playing them, we should be fine.

I sorta hope they reuse the fake-out with Johnny over Ben's bed claiming how the accident made him deformed only to revel he's still human. That was a nice scene. And the Johnny hot tub scene. Johnny was very well realised in first flick. More FUN!

Bold words, let's hope they come true. Trank has what it takes and Fantastic Four has a lot of potential. Just needs the right cast now!

Cumberbatch for Mr Fantastic?

Wonder if it'll go the Ultimate Universe route of contemporizing, really enjoyed the Ultimate FF series and it would allow for a more hollywood version of Galactus

Please let the reboot not be a blooming origins story again, I wish they would just get in with the story instead of starting over and over again. Also it would be nice if for once with a super hero film they actually used any one of the countless story boards that already exist in the comics instead of taking a large one on them giving us something like the comic but never the same.

please please please be a good film!

Really enjoyed the two originals, and the teams were perfectly cast.
Here's hoping a reboot makes the films as much fun as the previous two were.

FF is the cornerstone of the Marvel Universe, there should be so much goodness coming out of these movies in terms of imagination and adventure that it should put all the other 'emo' superhero movies to shame.

Not a bad idea at all!

You took the word right out of my mouth. Although I think it will still be difficult to pull off a 'stretching-guy' effects without looking hokey...

I hope they don't give the FF some random villains to fight in the streets ( like the last two movies ) and instead really explore the fact that these guys are 'challengers of the unknown'...

They were brilliant, true. But I liked Mr. F too. Really only Sue was not as great as she could have been, perhaps because they wrote her more like the old-skool 'genteel' Sue, rather than the modern, more aggressive 'Soccer mom' Sue. Eh.

Yeah, that gas cloud thing was a huge let-down.

If that film was made nowadays (post-Avengers) they would do Galactus properly...

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