“The tone of the movie, while interesting, ran counter to the DNA of the source material,” Simon Kinberg said in an interview with podcast, Happy Sad Confused.
While promoting his newest movie, X-Men: Apocalypse, the screenwriter talked another Marvel movie he recently wrote.
“The source material of Fantastic Four is bright, optimistic, poppy in tone. There’s sort of a plucky spirit to those characters, and we made a darker sort of body horror version of Fantastic Four…….but it’s Fantastic Four. So it’s a lesson that I would learn not just for Fantastic Four but for any movie going forward, is to be true to the material…..the fans of the comic are fans for a reason…….They love the fundamental voice and tone of the source material.”
It looks like Kinberg knows where he went wrong. And as any artist should not, he does not accept defeat. Those hoping the Fantastic Four will come to the MCU may be disappointed. But the scribe is very optimistic and determined to make Fantastic Four 2. He says it’s “a big part of the plan going forward……..(and, would) love to keep making movies with that cast.”
Though, part of the formula that set this failure up, is whispered to be the cast. Nobody liked the idea of race-bending Johnny Storm; no matter how great of an actor Micheal B. Jordan is. Really, he fit into his role the smoothest.
But if Kinberg wants to write another Fantastic Four movie — more power to him. It’s hard to say if he’s good or not. X-Men: Apocalypse may have had some weak points, but it also had some strong points. X-Men: Days of Future Past was probably the best X-Men movie. But, X-Men: The Last Stand was probably the worst. Besides Marvel movies, he also wrote the Robert Downey Jr-starring Sherlock Holmes, and co-created Star Wars Rebels.
If he’s going to turn Marvel’s first family back into the fun and campy heroes we love, then that’s a start. And if Fox still has a hold of some of those other characters that the MCU can’t touch, like Silver Surfer, Galactus, and Kang the Conqueror, then by all means, use them. Just don’t mindlessly throw them in there, like an X-Men movie.
Source: Happy Sad Confused