Mark Millar talks Fantastic Four reboot

Will contain “stuff you haven’t seen in a superhero movie before”

Mark Millar has never been one to shy away from an interview, and it seems that his new position as Fox’s creative consultant on all things Marvel has done little to dull his appetite for a soundbite.

Millar has been busy talking up the Fantastic Four reboot, revealing a few tidbits about the direction Josh Trank will be taking the franchise.

“From what I’ve seen and from talking to him - he and I have had dinner a couple of times and we talk quite regularly as well - he’s contemporizing it,” says Millar. “I think he’s just making it work for the screen - he’s a great storyteller.

“What I wasn’t expecting actually was just how funny and likeable he could make this as well as getting the more awesome moments on screen,” he continues. “I use awesome in the traditional British sense and not the California sense awesome, you know?

“The Ridley Scott moments, and the Fantastic Four really are jaw-dropping in the same way you feel when you saw Alien for the first time, there’s some moments in this - not to be specific - that are actually gonna be phenomenal on screen and stuff you haven’t seen in a superhero movie before.”

Fantastic Four will open in the US on 6 March 2015.

Are you excited to see another Fantastic Four movie? Tell us, below!


    • marvelboy

      Jan 10th 2013, 10:22

      Where did the March 2015 Release Date come from - this is good news I was begging to think they had given up on a reboot

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    • ilikescifi

      Jan 10th 2013, 12:13

      I think Johnny Storm made me go gay - fond memories. Reboot sounds cool, especially if part of the Marvel universe.

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    • trist808

      Jan 10th 2013, 16:11

      @marvelboy : It was announced a month or so ago that 2015 would be the year of release and then it was hinted at being out before Avengers 2 and Justice League. @ilikescifi : this reboot is still at FOX so it won't be part of the Avengers Marvel Universe if that's what you mean.

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    • alexr

      Jan 10th 2013, 16:32

      I hear that Millar wanted to bridge the gap between 'Disney Marve'l and non-'Disney Marvel' Marvel projects so that all of the films take place in the same continuity. He wanted to get Osborne Tower into The Avengers, but the designs weren't completed in time for Joss to include them in The Avengers. I think Millar and the bloke at Disney Marvel (Kevin Feige?) are trying to build up a 'truce' so that characters can appear across multiple franchises without there being too much legal tension and copyright infringement. It would be great if Spider-man appeared in a cameo in a future Avengers Phase 2 or 3 movie, and vise-versa...

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    • damienristori

      Jan 10th 2013, 17:14

      I just hope we get some other villain than Dr Doom. As great a Marvel villain he is there are others that could be developed well for FF4 reboot. Bring on badguys like The Wizard, Mole Man. Annihilus & then maybe Dr Doom to finish with? The Wizard is a classic baddie & I hope Mark Millar looks into this character. Mole Man 2nd choice.

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 10th 2013, 19:22

      Mole mean the little old guy from The Simpsons ?

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    • marvelboy

      Jan 11th 2013, 10:40

      @trist808 - I must have missed that news when it was 1st announced - either way it's an interesting choice Also I hope Fox and Disney can work together, they need to learn to put the customer/fans first. plus Fox think of the money you will earn :P @Damienristori - I also agree Dr Doom is cool and on of marvel's leading villains but like The Amazing Spider-man FF need to reboot with a new cast of Villains with hints of Doom to come

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    • eddiefisic

      Jan 14th 2013, 15:37

      "stuff you haven’t seen in a superhero movie before.” - a good story perhaps?

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