Fantastic Four Reboot To Be Grounded and Character-Driven, Says Kinberg

100th Anniversary Fantastic Four

During yesterday's "X-Men Live" twitter event, X-Men: Days of Future Past writer Simon Kinberg -- who is also working on Fox's reboot of The Fantastic Four, told a fan that the FF movie will take a "very different," "more dramatic" and "character-driven" tone from the previous films. Given the casting and what else fans have heard about Fantastic Four, that's not too surprising, but it's unlikely to generate a ton of enthusiasm among the hardcore fans. Fantastic Four is a comic that seemingly lends itself to camp, and while the scripts for the previous outings were pretty terrible, their saving graces in the eyes of many fans were the performances and the fact that for the most part the filmmakers seemed to "get" the tone. Those who are convinced Fox is only making a movie to retain the rights and has no intention of kickstarting the franchise will also likely seize on a description like this, since it's not hard to see where a description like this could keep the film relatively inexpensive to make. Fantastic Four will star Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Miles Teller and Jamie Bell in the title roles, with Tim Blake Nelson as the Mole Man and Toby Kebbel as Doctor Doom.