'Fantastic Four' Writer Defends the Movie: 'I Am Proud of It'

'Fantastic Four' Writer Defends the Movie: 'I Am Proud of It'

The stars of the hot new movie Fantastic FourJamie Bell, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller – sign autographs for fans at the Today show on Monday (August 3) in New York City.

Kate and Jamie were seen stepping out together later that same day.

Writer/producer Simon Kinberg recently defended the film after speculation that the movie faced trouble during production. “I am proud of it,” Simon told EW. “It’s not a disaster. It’s a good movie. I find Fantastic Four a hard book to adapt. I think the tone is very tricky it. It’s deceptively simple. Figuring out the comedy and the drama and the powers themselves are hard to fit into a tone that is as grounded as we wanted to make it. But I’m happy with the way that it turned out. I really love this cast, and I want to keep making movies with them.”

“What I do think we had was a very young director making a very big movie. And a director that, for whatever reason, people were either rooting against or his personality troubled the press. So it just got viewed differently than any other movie that’s a tough movie. We came in on schedule, under budget, [with] a movie that was pretty true to the original intent of the film. Whether people like it or not, it was his vision, which was a more grounded, a much more real version of Fantastic Four. Was it an easy production? No. Was it harder than a lot of the movies I’ve been on? No. But I may also have a higher threshold. I think there was something about Josh’s identity that made him a good target. I’m not sure what that is,” Simon added.

FYI: Miles is wearing Levi’s Made & Crafted jeans.

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Posted to: Jamie Bell, Kate Mara, Michael B Jordan, Miles Teller
  • Jay

    The movie was ruined when they cast a nig to play the Human Torch.