Matthew Vaughn to produce Fantastic Four reboot

News Simon Brew 25 Feb 2013 - 06:31
Not fantastic enough, apparently.

The director of Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class signs up to produce Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot...

Given that Bryan Singer has said that he's not had a conversation with Fox's new Marvel movie consultant Mark Millar ahead of X-Men: Days Of Future Past, it might just be that the first film to see the influence of Millar's appointment will be Fantastic Four.

The reboot of the Fantastic Four cinematic franchise is due in March 2015, with Chronicle's Josh Trank already on board to direct. And Mark Millar has called in a familiar recruit to lend a helping hand. Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn, Millar has announced on his Twitter feed, will be producing the new Fantastic Four movie.

It's still early days for the project, so which direction Millar, Trank and Vaughn will take the film is thus far unclear. There seems to be a far stronger team on Fantastic Four this time around, though. We'll keep you posted on the film...


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The real interest will be how this fits in with the X-Men films...

Josh Trank should beware of becoming too well-known, otherwise he's in danger of his name becoming rhyming slang.

Finally a film which really deserves a reboot on artistic grounds.

You could dress four little kids up in the respective FF costumes, feed them full of sugar and caffeine, then film the result and you'd still have a better movie than the original

Vaughn taking a Nolan type role on all their superhero movies will help with consistency so i can only see this as a good thing.

All the signs do so far are positive for this movie but there's still a way to go yet. Any word on the script or casting?

It would be great to see nods to the X-men but I don't think there should be a full on crossover yet.

I'm wondering whether they'll go with another period film like First Class or bring them into the present.

With the changes happening in DOFP we don't yet know what form the X-men will end up in during the present timeline.

I tweeted Mark Millar to see if the FF film would be in the 1970's to tie into DoFP but he said it would be set in the modern day...

I wonder if DoFP will end up with a combined group of X-Men in an alternative timeline set in our present day? This would allow the sequel to the FF reboot and the X-Men film after DoFP to crossover...

This is looking very good. Hopefully Fantastic Four get's a good film worthy of the name.

That would be awesome n all and I know marvel comics are spread out in different companies so this is just wishful thinking but wouldn't ff make a lot more sense crossing over with avengers? Personally as I've said before I'd like them to set their differences aside and stop not at phase 3 but phase 5 with civil war. It would be epic epic epicness

I could see that happening sometime down the line for a huge event in a future Avengers film - Spiderman, X-Men, FF etc plus all the characters from the MCU films and TV show - but not for many years yet. Need to establish all the universes still.

This is the ONE franchise that actually NEEDS a reboot. The other 2 were incredibly bad and below par.

I am hoping they go for a Hulk CGI approach to The Thing instead of dressing a man up.

The involvement of Matthew Vaugh is great of course, but I still want this to crash in pre-production, so Marvel can get its movie rights back. Fox ain't gonna share!

Gotta be honest, I kinda liked the last 2 films !

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