Over the last few months my hopes of seeing a decent Fantastic Four movie have been crushed. Everything about this project screams “Train wreck.” And now we may know why, here’s what Kate Mara (Sue Storm) had to say to Esquire Latinoamérica:
“I’ve never been a fan of comics, I’ve never actually read one. I was going to for this movie but the director said it wasn’t necessary. Well, actually he told us that we shouldn’t do it because the plot won’t be based on any history of anything already published. So I chose to follow his instructions. The one fact is I am a fan of comic book movies, so it’s very exciting to be part of a movie like this.
I don’t feel more responsibility with this role that I’ve felt with others. I understand that there are many fans of Fantastic Four and I guess they expect a lot from me, but I prefer not to be pressured by that. We are also trying to create a new way of seeing these superheroes, I’m focusing on making her (Susan Storm) as real as possible.
I was excited, but I only focused on doing the best I could. I think there are roles you get if that’s what needs to happen. I kept everything in perspective although expected to stay with the paper, because the movie has great actors like Michael B. Jordan (who will be the Human Torch).”
To be fair: An actor does not have to be a die-hard comic book fan to play one in a movie. If that was a requirement, the talent pool would get very small. But I do wish she’d do bit of research at least.
What really worries me is when she said “The plot won’t be based on any history of anything already published.” If that is the case, then as far as I’m concerned this is not a Fantastic Four movie.
Should director Josh Trank and company make an appearance at this months Comic Con, I think they may be surprised by the response from hardcore Fantastic Four fans.