Even before the “Fantastic Four 2015” reboot hits theaters this year, 20th Century Fox and Marvel announced that the project would have its sequel on 2017.
Directed by Josh Trank and written by “Days of Future Past” screenwriter Simon Kinberg, “Fantastic Four (2015)” will go to Christopher Nolan superhero filmmaking camp with a combination of a storyline which offers a modern “coming of age” drama.
Previously, Trank has already spoken an idea of the “grounded” approach of “Fantastic Four” property, a method that originated from the comic book “Ultimate Fantastic Four” of the 2000s, and how this has influenced the film’s overall tone.
As for Director Josh Trank, offering a more detailed insight during an interview by Empire (via Christian Post), he shared that the original “Fantastic Four” and its seequle were very similar in nature, as both have a very “cartoonish tone.” Thank, however, points out that they are trying to make something that is “challenging and tragic and dramatic” in the sequel.
“The opportunity is right there in the material. We’d rather steer it in that direction as opposed to just embracing a tone that comes right off the page.”
“Fantastic Four” 2015 stars Miles Teller (Mr. Fantastic), Kate Mara (The Invisible Woman), Jamie Bell (The Thing), Michael B. Jordan (The Human Torch) and Toby Kebbel (Victor Deomashev).
FOX and Marvel might have set high hopes for the film, announcing a sequel even before the first one hits theaters. However, the producers decided to push its premiere back a few days to give way to the “Star Wars: Episode VII” which airs May 26, 2017. According to Indiana Express, many thought that this was a “smart decision” to give the superhero sequel “more breathing room.”
“Fantastic Four” premieres on August 7, 2015 while “Fantastic Four 2” has a target airing date on June 29, 2017.
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