Screenwriter Simon Kinberg has been making the rounds lately, dishing out much-needed information on various comic book related projects from Fox. This time around, he reveals that Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot will have a less cartoonish tone than its predecessors.
“It’s a much more grounded, gritty, realistic movie than the last couple movies,” says Kinberg. “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,” continued Kinberg, before clarifying that he was referring to the Sam Raimi trilogy of Spidey films.
“Josh Trank’s instincts are to be as realistic and grounded and real with this stuff as possible,” says the producer. “In many ways I would say it’s definitely more of a drama than comedy.”