Mark Millar is 20th Century Fox’s creative consultant on all things Marvel. Essentially, he’s there to make sure that none of Fox’s Marvel films come out like any of FOX’s old marvel films.
He’s just given some interviews and we’ve got his thoughts on Josh Trank and what he’s planning to do with the new Fantastic Four film.
First, here’s what Millar has to say about Trank’s overall take on the property and what he wants to do with it.
“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. I think he’s just making it work for the screen – he’s a great storyteller.”
On how he plans to update the tone:
“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 – 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.”
We haven’t seen too much from Trank yet, but so far, I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt.
Fantastic Four hits the big screen in 2015.