With the impending release of Fox’s “Fantastic Four,” Simon Kinberg — who has produced and written several of their “X-Men” films — discussed the challenges of creating this latest superhero flick in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“We came in on schedule, under budget, [with] a movie that was pretty true to the original intent of the film,” Kinberg shared. “Whether people like it or not, it was [director Josh Trank’s] vision, which was a more grounded, a much more real version of Fantastic Four. Was it an easy production? No. Was it harder than a lot of the movies I’ve been on? No. But I may also have a higher threshold. I think there was something about Josh’s identity that made him a good target. I’m not sure what that is.”
“I am proud of it. It’s not a disaster. It’s a good movie. I find Fantastic Four a hard book to adapt. I think the tone is very tricky it. It’s deceptively simple. Figuring out the comedy and the drama and the powers themselves are hard to fit into a tone that is as grounded as we wanted to make it. But I’m happy with the way that it turned out. I really love this cast, and I want to keep making movies with them,” he added.
Additionally, the piece featured an illustration from artist Francesco Francavilla, which depicts Kinberg sitting alongside the protagonists of several projects he has worked on, including the Human Torch, Cinderella, Mystique and Deadpool. Francavilla is known for his work on “Detective Comics,” Matt Fraction’s “Hawkeye” and “Afterlife with Archie.”
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