Simon Kinberg Talks Fantastic Four Footage

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There’s been a lot of speculation and early talk about the upcoming reboot of the Fantastic Four film franchise. The actors involved have made a series of statements that have fans…we’ll say “intrigued” by the direction they’re taking, and there’s no doubt that fans would like to actually see what this new direction looks like.

In an interview related to the X-Men: Days of Future Past Bluray/DVD release, ComicBook.com spoke to writer/producer Simon Kinberg and asked if he knew when fans could expect to see the first footage from the new Fantastic Four film.

“I don’t, actually,” Kinberg says. “We’re putting it together now, and one of the important things, because this Fantastic Four is a reboot, and is such a different tonality and vibe from those other films, we want to make sure that the first thing we put out really expresses the voice of the movie, and isn’t compromised by not having visual effects ready, or anything like that."

“I don’t actually know when it’s coming out, but I’ve seen all the footage from the movie. I was there for pretty much the whole shoot. It is a very different film from the others, and one that I think is very different from other superhero movies. It’s a very emotional, character-driven, more grounded film than I think people are anticipating.”

The Fantastic Four opens in theaters August 7, 2015.