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'Fantastic Four' reboot to feel like Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' and 'Chronicle'

Producer Simon Kinberg arrives at the premiere of TriStar Pictures' 'Elysium' at Regency Village Theatre on August 7, 2013 in Westwood, California.
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According to Comic Book Movie on Sunday, the guest appearance of writer and producer Simon Kinberg at WonderCon lead to a discussion of the "Fantastic Four" reboot. The director is Josh Trank and Kinberg said this film will have a tonal cross between Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" film and "Chronicle".

The previous "Fantastic Four" movies starring Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Jessica Alba, and host of others had more of a light-hearted, comedic value to it. As Kinberg reveals, this movie tends to differ in that aspect. He mentions it's rather "grounded, gritty, and realistic". Also, he goes on to say, "If I had to say, the tone of it would be somewhere on the spectrum between Spider-Man and Chronicle. The other movies were even further on the spectrum of being goofy and fun than Spider-Man". With that said, it appears the film will go the direction of other variants of the comic books known as "The Ultimates" and that of the 616 Universe.

Kinberg mentioned this film will be more of a drama than comedy. It appears it'll have the feel of the original Sam Raimi "Spider-Man" as in telling the origin of the team possibly prior to even facing off with major villains such as Galactus and Annihilator. There's also elements from the "Chronicle" film that had starred Dane DeHaan. Coincidentally enough, DeHaan will be playing the film's major antagonist, the Green Goblin. There is also an emphasis on the science behind the story in regards to keeping it as real as possible as an Earth-bound situations as opposed to some kind of cosmic event.

Along those lines, where comic book movies are starting to produce their own universe that veer away from the original comic book story, an example would be that of the recent "Sinister Six" news where the villains gather to oppose Peter Parker. Comic book purist may object, but this seems to be the nature of the big screen variants. "Sinister Six" will not be that of the original comic publication. In fact, the exact same characters may not be reproduced in the spin-off film. Producer Matt Tolmach feels that nothing is sacred, but states that "it’s going to be the best Six that you can imagine, but it’s going to make sense in the world that we’re building".

Trank's "Fantastic Four" reboot is scheduled to open in theaters on June 19, 2015.

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