20th Century Fox doesn’t have its presentation at Comic Con until late Saturday with “X-Men: Apocalypse” and “Deadpool” being the big draw cards. Also showing up will be the cast and crew of the “Fantastic Four” reboot – a film which has undergone a fair share of intense criticism from the very fans the studio is trying to entice to see it.
Along with releasing a trio of new international posters for the film, the movie’s producer Simon Kinberg and director Josh Trank spoke with The Los Angeles Times about the film’s pre-release reaction. Trank says:
“I knew it was going to get ugly. I made every single choice knowing that people would question it, and what better reaction than to have people then go see the movie and understand it and feel like maybe they’ve learned something about the world, to not question the next thing they think is going to be stupid or weird. I think that’s my purpose right now in my life.”
Kinberg adds that fans of the comic book heroes have “a bit of a chip on their shoulders about the franchise” in the wake of the two previous films:
“People are religious about comics the way people are religious about the Bible. But I think it’s true for a lot of movies that you can take license with adapting the underlying material and you will be forgiven for it if it’s good – and you will not be if it’s bad.”
Fans will be able to make up their own minds when the film opens August 7th.