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Marvel’s First Family returns to the big screen in 2015 courtesy of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot. Little is known about the Chronicle director’s take, but according to Fox Production President Emma Watts, fans can count on the new Fantastic Four feeling similar to the filmmaker’s found-footage superhero debut.
“It’s Josh, so it can’t not have that feel,” Watts tells The Hollywood Reporter. “That’s his talent, that’s what he does, and that’s what excites him about it. It is a really interesting young cast [Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell], and he is the magnet that’s brought them all together.”
Watts cites Trank’s vision of Fantastic Four as a reason why superhero movies of the modern era have been and continue to be successful.
“[He] is using the vision he gave us in Chronicle to reinvent a franchise he’s loved his whole life,” she says. “It’s not that you can’t make original ideas — you can, and we did it with Chronicle. The director is the key to not letting superhero movies go stale. That’s the truth.”
Fantastic Four opens June 19, 2015.