Marvels upcoming Fantastic Four film wont retread their origin story.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel boss Kevin Feige explained that the great Four film is a story weve never seen before.
Many people know this origin story, he said. Many people know the fundamentals. Just how do we take that and bring a thing that theyve never seen before?
Needless to say, weve seen the teams origins twice on the silver screen already. Headed up by Reed Richards, a team comprising Sue Storm, her brother Johnny, and Ben Grimm end up being the Fantastic Four usually because the consequence of a failed space mission that exposes the crew to cosmic rays.
The 2005 Fantastic Four film saw Ioan Gruffudd take the role of Mr. Fantastic, alongside Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, and Michael Chiklis, and brought the groups origin story to your screens.
A reboot retold their story in 2015 starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell. But although it gave us an extremely different twist on the groups origins, particularly when it found the films villain and regular nemesis Doctor Doom, it still showcased the teams transformations.
However now, Marvel really wants to skip over this part to create its first family back to the fold and Feige explained they have high expectations because of the teams comic book pedigree.
Weve set an extremely high bar for ourselves with bringing that to the screen, he said.
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Making their comic book debut in 1961, the great Four was Marvels first ever superhero team.
But I cant help convinced that assuming everyone understands their story is really a tiny stretch.
In the end, its been 7 years because the critically panned reboot and 17 years because the original Fox version of Fantastic Four debuted in theaters. Will audiences really remember the great Four origins sufficiently to accomplish their very own Spider-Man: Homecoming?
For the present time, well need to wait and see. But a good retelling of the groups origins could possibly be just what fans actually want to see.
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