blurb

Latest Movie News Headlines

Kate Mara claims she "doesn't know much" about The Fantastic Four

Apr. 9, 2014by:

Many had positive thoughts regarding the casting of Kate Mara as Sue Storm in Josh Trank's upcoming THE FANTASTIC FOUR. She is young, sexy, and has proven she can hold her own dramatically in Netflix's series HOUSE OF CARDS as well as the first season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY. While not every actor can be expected to be a comic nerd that knows the ins and outs of their character before being cast, some awareness of the role is usually a prerequisite.

IGN recently caught up with Mara while discussing her current film, TRANSCENDENCE, and asked her if she could share some news about THE FANTASTIC FOUR. Her answer was less than detailed.

"Well I don't know very much about it, which is weird but true! Umm, all I know is that it's going to be a very different take on the film, which people may not expect . I'm not really familiar with the comic books...I picked up a few when I got the part. I think we're making a very grounded version of a superhero film. I trust Josh Trank's vision as I was a huge fan of CHRONICLE."

Now, she could be playing coy and not spilling any info she shouldn't, but she is also using the same "grounded" description that Miles Teller shared a while back. Like I said, the fact she went out to grab some comics after getting the role means she wants to learn more about Sue Storm to better play her, but when she says she doesn't know much about it, I assume she means THE FANTASTIC FOUR, as in the movie she is going to be in, as in she hasn't read the script yet.

Before you read too much into this interpretation, also note that Mara was asked by IGN if she has been fitted for a costume and she answered that she isn't even sure that she will wear a costume in the movie. We were all slightly taken aback by the drastic reboot rumored to be taking place in Josh Trank's film, but this could truly be a different look at superheroes than we even expected.

THE FANTASTIC FOUR also stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, and Toby Kebbell. It is slated to begin filming very soon and will hit theaters on June 19, 2015 with an already announced sequel due on July 14, 2017.

Source: SuperHeroHype

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

+1
7:43AM on 04/11/2014
Why bother picking up a few F4 comics if your movie isn't going to have anything to do with them?
Why bother picking up a few F4 comics if your movie isn't going to have anything to do with them?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:09PM on 04/10/2014

So???

We've already seen what "knowing the source material" is worth when it comes to actors in these films: ZILCH. Look, I have very little faith in this, partly because the studios sucks, and partly because the FF just inherently suck...but I assure you this films success or failure will have nothing at all to do with whether Sue Storm's actress wasted her time reading bad comics
We've already seen what "knowing the source material" is worth when it comes to actors in these films: ZILCH. Look, I have very little faith in this, partly because the studios sucks, and partly because the FF just inherently suck...but I assure you this films success or failure will have nothing at all to do with whether Sue Storm's actress wasted her time reading bad comics
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:28PM on 04/10/2014

wrong studio, director, script and cast

A "grounded" Fantastic Four film? This sounds like John Peters non-flying Superman Lives-era project. Maybe they'll fight a giant spider.
A "grounded" Fantastic Four film? This sounds like John Peters non-flying Superman Lives-era project. Maybe they'll fight a giant spider.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:48AM on 04/10/2014
Stupid casting, this film is bound to be a disaster. One of the main actors isn't familiar with it, and the whole history and story is discarded anyway. This seems utterly NOT fantastic. This is trending so badly, I wouldn't be surprised if Fox cuts its spending and advertising budget, nor if it goes straight to DVD. It is going to bomb and they are going to be out millions.
Stupid casting, this film is bound to be a disaster. One of the main actors isn't familiar with it, and the whole history and story is discarded anyway. This seems utterly NOT fantastic. This is trending so badly, I wouldn't be surprised if Fox cuts its spending and advertising budget, nor if it goes straight to DVD. It is going to bomb and they are going to be out millions.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:37AM on 04/10/2014

she doesn't know much about FF...

Don't you worry, kate. Neither do anyone else involved in this POS...
But, I find hard to believe that she didn't know shit about FF before trying to get the part, or signing for it !!
Don't you worry, kate. Neither do anyone else involved in this POS...
But, I find hard to believe that she didn't know shit about FF before trying to get the part, or signing for it !!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:14PM on 04/09/2014
I think she'd be great in a comic book movie, just not as Sue Storm. Always thought Alice Eve would've been a shoo-in.
I think she'd be great in a comic book movie, just not as Sue Storm. Always thought Alice Eve would've been a shoo-in.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:05AM on 04/10/2014
Hell yes!
Hell yes!
+0
9:07PM on 04/09/2014

how drastic are these changes to the classic Fantastic Four

part of me is worried that this movie didn't start out as Fantastic Four at all. maybe it was some original super hero concept, then they just shoehorned it into the Fantastic Four, because well, now we're talking about it.
part of me is worried that this movie didn't start out as Fantastic Four at all. maybe it was some original super hero concept, then they just shoehorned it into the Fantastic Four, because well, now we're talking about it.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+1
7:43PM on 04/09/2014

Call me ignorant, but...

Assuming this film is "grounded", how does a villian such as Dr. Doom play into it? Or even Galactus? I'm not quite sure how they can be explained in a grounded manner.
Assuming this film is "grounded", how does a villian such as Dr. Doom play into it? Or even Galactus? I'm not quite sure how they can be explained in a grounded manner.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:37PM on 04/09/2014
Grounded emotionally I suppose. Not just cartoon stereotype characters.
Grounded emotionally I suppose. Not just cartoon stereotype characters.
7:13PM on 04/10/2014
Dooms ridiculous get-up and powers aside, he actually makes decent sense as a realistic villain: he's an evil dictator of a small country. That's pretty much actual reality at that point.

Galactus makes more sense in the MCU though, but god forbid anyone fucking compromise with Marvel
Dooms ridiculous get-up and powers aside, he actually makes decent sense as a realistic villain: he's an evil dictator of a small country. That's pretty much actual reality at that point.

Galactus makes more sense in the MCU though, but god forbid anyone fucking compromise with Marvel
+0
7:39PM on 04/09/2014

The filmakers of this project

Were asked to reboot this film but there was a mix up. They were actually supposed to reboot "the incredibles"
Were asked to reboot this film but there was a mix up. They were actually supposed to reboot "the incredibles"
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:10PM on 04/09/2014
I don't think anyone involved in making this film knows much about the Fantastic Four. Again, this is another reason that proves that they totally fucked up big time on this reboot and why I hope this film bombs like no other.
I don't think anyone involved in making this film knows much about the Fantastic Four. Again, this is another reason that proves that they totally fucked up big time on this reboot and why I hope this film bombs like no other.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:56PM on 04/09/2014
Mara doesn't know much about the Fantastic Four. Apparently neither do the filmmakers, so she'll fit right in.
Also, not really a fan of Mara as a blonde. She looks better as a red head. She should change it back for the movie since they're changing character appearances anyway.
Mara doesn't know much about the Fantastic Four. Apparently neither do the filmmakers, so she'll fit right in.
Also, not really a fan of Mara as a blonde. She looks better as a red head. She should change it back for the movie since they're changing character appearances anyway.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:54PM on 04/09/2014
Kate Mara should make a great Sue Storm and with the casting of Kebbel I'm cautiusly optimistic for this one. I can't see Jaime Bell as Thing, but he is a great actor. Maybe he'll Heath Ledger the role. They are not choosing the actors we expected, based on looks, but maybe they are making the right choices based on personalities.
Kate Mara should make a great Sue Storm and with the casting of Kebbel I'm cautiusly optimistic for this one. I can't see Jaime Bell as Thing, but he is a great actor. Maybe he'll Heath Ledger the role. They are not choosing the actors we expected, based on looks, but maybe they are making the right choices based on personalities.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:17PM on 04/09/2014
Obviously they didn't choose the actors we expected based on looks. They made the Human Torch a totally different ethnicity!

And Jaime Bell will not "Heath Ledger" the role. Ledger was much more of a all around better actor and the talent and quality with both films (Nolan versus this piece of shit) are nowhere near one another.

I can't wait for this film to bomb.
Obviously they didn't choose the actors we expected based on looks. They made the Human Torch a totally different ethnicity!

And Jaime Bell will not "Heath Ledger" the role. Ledger was much more of a all around better actor and the talent and quality with both films (Nolan versus this piece of shit) are nowhere near one another.

I can't wait for this film to bomb.
11:26PM on 04/09/2014
I'm thinking you haven't seen much of Jaime Bell's work. He is one fine actor with charisma and a lot of range. The Thing probably wont ever be as awesome as a good Joker but sure Bell could surprise us. It could be a piece of excrement. Or it could be a cool elseworld version of the FF. I have a feeling it'll at least be more rewarding than the previous FF films. As for the race, I think its a bit silly to change him from white to black, but maybe its silly to get worked up about it too? I
I'm thinking you haven't seen much of Jaime Bell's work. He is one fine actor with charisma and a lot of range. The Thing probably wont ever be as awesome as a good Joker but sure Bell could surprise us. It could be a piece of excrement. Or it could be a cool elseworld version of the FF. I have a feeling it'll at least be more rewarding than the previous FF films. As for the race, I think its a bit silly to change him from white to black, but maybe its silly to get worked up about it too? I didn't expect it to make sense but the black viking god Heimdal turned out great.
6:36PM on 04/09/2014

She's a good liar she probably knows a lot!

If people remember her interviews during the press release of House of Cards Season 2 you'd notice just how good of a liar Mara is about her character's role in the second season.
If people remember her interviews during the press release of House of Cards Season 2 you'd notice just how good of a liar Mara is about her character's role in the second season.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:29PM on 04/09/2014
Prepare for a box office bomb.
Prepare for a box office bomb.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:06PM on 04/09/2014
I guess I appreciate the honesty. I mean, I find it hard to believe so many actors/actresses seem to "know" the material they profess to be familiar with whether it's comic books, novels, etc.

Either way, the only thing I'm excited about from this movie is seeing Mara looking fine in spandex
I guess I appreciate the honesty. I mean, I find it hard to believe so many actors/actresses seem to "know" the material they profess to be familiar with whether it's comic books, novels, etc.

Either way, the only thing I'm excited about from this movie is seeing Mara looking fine in spandex
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:37PM on 04/09/2014
Funny you should mention that cuz I read on another site that there has been no costume fittings or anything of that nature and that they may not be wearing the "iconic spandex" and more street clothes like in appearence.
Funny you should mention that cuz I read on another site that there has been no costume fittings or anything of that nature and that they may not be wearing the "iconic spandex" and more street clothes like in appearence.
8:49PM on 04/09/2014
How the heck would the Human Torch go "flame on" in street clothes? Seriously, didn't we have enough "oops I'm almost naked....how funny!" moments with Alba?

I realize this movie is probably going to suck epically, but literally the only thing that makes sense with their powers is costumes that are either scientific inventions or imbued with their powers through the accident that gave them the powers in the first place.
How the heck would the Human Torch go "flame on" in street clothes? Seriously, didn't we have enough "oops I'm almost naked....how funny!" moments with Alba?

I realize this movie is probably going to suck epically, but literally the only thing that makes sense with their powers is costumes that are either scientific inventions or imbued with their powers through the accident that gave them the powers in the first place.
5:48PM on 04/09/2014

Of course she doesn't........

THIS IS A BAD IDEA!!
THIS IS A BAD IDEA!!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+3
5:43PM on 04/09/2014

TIME TO RAAAAAAAGE!!!

FAN BOY RAAAAAAAAAAGE!!!! Is that what your looking for "mister know it all Lost Thing?"
FAN BOY RAAAAAAAAAAGE!!!! Is that what your looking for "mister know it all Lost Thing?"
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:43PM on 04/09/2014
You didn't disappoint bud. Btw, just out of morbid curiosity why did you put quotation marks around "mister know it all Lost Thing"? 'Cause I certainly don't know it all, but I do know that unless you're quoting someone specifically, that's improper punctuation.

See? Learning can be fun. Now take a deep breath and continue the rage.
You didn't disappoint bud. Btw, just out of morbid curiosity why did you put quotation marks around "mister know it all Lost Thing"? 'Cause I certainly don't know it all, but I do know that unless you're quoting someone specifically, that's improper punctuation.

See? Learning can be fun. Now take a deep breath and continue the rage.
5:23PM on 04/09/2014
They should just change the title of this film to "Train wreck", and film the behind the scenes stuff. It would likely be a much better film.
They should just change the title of this film to "Train wreck", and film the behind the scenes stuff. It would likely be a much better film.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:22PM on 04/09/2014
Didnt really find her likable on House of Cards. Im not the biggest fan of F4 (I like Torch and Thing) but I want it done right. And I wasnt blown away by Chronicle. Its going to take a hell of a lot to convince me that this isnt going to be the worst comic adaptation since The Spirit
Didnt really find her likable on House of Cards. Im not the biggest fan of F4 (I like Torch and Thing) but I want it done right. And I wasnt blown away by Chronicle. Its going to take a hell of a lot to convince me that this isnt going to be the worst comic adaptation since The Spirit
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:32AM on 04/10/2014
No character is likeable on House of Cards, but that's not a negative criticism. A good performance does not require a character to be likeable. Beau Willimon certainly doesn't care if you like his characters and it's not a requisite for quality.
No character is likeable on House of Cards, but that's not a negative criticism. A good performance does not require a character to be likeable. Beau Willimon certainly doesn't care if you like his characters and it's not a requisite for quality.
7:36AM on 04/10/2014
Her character was a straight up manipulative bitch, you shouldn't like her. That's why Mara did a great job on the show. As for FF, I've had no interest since it was announced.
Her character was a straight up manipulative bitch, you shouldn't like her. That's why Mara did a great job on the show. As for FF, I've had no interest since it was announced.
5:17PM on 04/09/2014
Cue fanboy rage tornado in 3...2...1...
Cue fanboy rage tornado in 3...2...1...
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:54PM on 04/11/2014
lol
lol
View All Comments

Latest Movie News Headlines


Top
Loading...
JoBlo's T-Shirt Shoppe | support our site... Wear Our Gear!