X-Men: Days of Future Past producer Simon Kinberg recently revealed some new details on The Fantastic Four reboot and even talked about the possibility of a crossover with other Marvel films.
During an interview with CraveOnline at WonderCon 2014, Kinberg spoke about which direction Fox wants to take with the new, younger and edgy Fantastic Four:
"If I had to say, the tone of it would be somewhere on the spectrum between [Sam Raimi's] 'Spider-Man' and 'Chronicle'. The other movies were even further on the spectrum of being goofy and fun than Spider-Man. It's still in the direction of Spider-Man. It's not like Dark Knight. And even Chronicle has a lot of fun in it."
Fans of the comics will agree that the best adventures the Fantastic Four have had are those that take place in some crazy new settings out in space. Even though Rise of the Silver Surfer was a small step in that direction, it did not really do justice to the comics, reports Moviepilot. Kinberg shared how sequels would progress if the first movie takes off.
"We're treating this as the origin of the Fantastic Four so in future movies you'd have them on sort of splashier adventures to some extent, but in this one we tried to ground the science as much as possible and make it feel like it could take place in our world before it cantilevers into other worlds."
When asked whether the Fantastic Four reboot could ever branch off into other Marvel storylines, Kinberg said:
"The dream is, obviously, one day to do a Marvel movie that is with all the Marvel characters or at least a universe where they can dive in and out of one another's films. Because that's the way the comics were created, I think that's the way the movies should actually be."
"For a series of business reasons, they aren't. That's not for narrative or creative reasons. The dream is that we could cross-pollenate and everyone would be building off the momentum of each other, which is what actually happens. We're not in competition with each other. We actually can be helping the cause for all these different movies."
"It's been shown that audiences have enough of a palate for them. It'd be cool if, yeah, one day we could do that," he added.
The Fantastic Four Reboot stars Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Jamie Bell and Michael B Jordan in lead roles.
The film is directed by Josh Trank and is slated for release on 18 June, 2015 in the UK.