Hardcore comic book fans already fretting in anticipation over Fox and director Josh Trank’s more youthful 2015 big-screen reboot of Marvel Comics’ The Fantastic Four may have found something new to worry themselves over Thursday.
In an interview with IGN in support of the new Johnny Depp science fiction vehicle Transcendence (opening April 17), co-star Kate Mara, who has been cast alongside Miles Teller (Reed Richards), Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm) and Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm) as Susan Storm, says she doesn’t know much yet about the film, though she says filming starts in a few weeks.
"I don’t know very much about it, which is weird but true," Mara replies when asked for info about the film, adding, "All I know is it’s going to be a very different take on the film than what probably people expect. I think we’re making a very grounded version of the superhero film."
"Grounded version" might be the last thing comic book readers who favor literal adaptations and who are already concerned over the younger take and rumors about the story that Trank had to publicly refute want to hear. Some fans may regard "grounded" as counter to what they consider to be the spirit of the FF concept - one that literally has "fantastic" in the title.
The actress, who confesses to not being very familiar with the comic books prior to reading a few recently, is also asked if she’s tried on the suit.
"I don’t know that there’s s a suit … maybe there is," she replies seeming genuinely unsure, in another exchange that while inconclusive, may prematutely strike fear in the hearts of fans.
On a more positive note, Mara says she was attracted to the role because she trusts Trank's vision, professing to be a fan of Chronicle, and expresses a belief in her fellow cast mates.
The Fantastic Four is scheduled for a June 19, 2015 release.
Check out the interview here: