Evans on FF reboot
I still can't believe they're doing another FANTASTIC FOUR movie. It's like the dueling HULK's. Give it a few more years...that's all I'm saying. I got a chance to ask Chris Evans about his feelings on the subject. He was gracious, of course, but I'm going to say it for him. Don't do it. Too soon! Anyway, here's what he said about whether or not he's going to be involved.
“I don't think I'm going to be involved with it. I'd imagine the reboot, it would be a reboot. I think they're going to start from scratch. And that's the way those movies...it seems like sometimes they happen quicker than others, you know. BATMAN, there was a big chunk of time, but the new BATMAN movies are fantastic. SUPERMAN, you know, THE INCREDIBLE HULK -- sometimes there's a big gap and sometimes there's a small gap. If there's room to reinvent a franchise in a different tone and they can make a good film out of it, then so be it. I have nothing negative to say about it.”
He was asked if it would be weird to watch someone else play the role. He said, “Well, of course. But that's, you know, I've done plays and then I'll go see someone else do the same play and be like, 'I did it differently.' Of course -- let's not confuse weird with bad or weird with negative. Weird is in no way -- in no way would I -- I welcome the new franchise; I hope it's fantastic. I like good movies. I'm sure Michael Keaton felt the same way. I'm sure Christopher Reeves felt the same way. If it's a great movie, let's make it, let's get it out there. There aren't enough of them.”
Yeah, but come on. There aren't enough stories out there? I mean, the Ang Lee HULK was awful. (It looked like someone filmed a movie and drew in the Hulk with a green crayon.) The Louis Leterrier HULK was necessary to scrub the earlier film out of my consciousness. But THE FANTASTIC FOUR was great! Leave it alone. What, there aren't enough Marvel characters to choose from? They're doing ANT-MAN for Pete's sake.