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Matt McGloin

Matthew Vaughn Says Fantastic Four Is A Good Movie



The Fantastic Four reboot has been taking a lot of heat.

There is the obvious in that Johnny Storm, ak The Human Torch, is being played by Michael B. Jordan.

There is mention of the new Doctor Doom being a computer hacker.

In addition, there has been talk that Marvel Comics has cancelled their Fantastic Four comic book because the CEO of Marvel, Ike Perlmutter, is at odds with Fox Studios over the film rights and ordered the cancellation. Marvel Comics even killed off the Fantastic Four movie cast.

The latest saw a possible logo image of the Fantastic Four movie leaked, which included details about the movie.

There is also the fact that Fantastic Four opens in about seven months, and Fox has yet to release a trailer or promote the film.

While all that might sound like a recipe for a disaster, some good news comes in the form of comments from Matthew Vaughn, producer on Fantastic Four.

Vaughn, known for Kick-Ass and the upcoming Kingsman: The Secret Service, has seen the Fantastic Four movie and says it's good; however, there is one catch - if you liked Chronicle.

“I’ve seen the movie, it’s good,” Vaughn told Flickering Myth.“I thought Chronicle was a fantastic movie and [Josh] Trank has gone off and done his version of Fantastic Four. If you like Chronicle, then you’ll like this.”

Chronicle was Trank's 2012 hit found-footage movie, written by Max Landis, that starred Jordan. The movie saw high-schoolers gain superpowers and followed their experiences and discoveries in real-world fashion. Josh Trank is also Disney's choice to helm a Star Wars spinoff.

“We’re all backing Josh Trank’s vision,” Vaughn added. “And hopefully the world will like Josh Trank’s vision.”

Leaked e-mails as a result of the Sony hack also revealed Fox has plans for a Fantastic Four and X-Men crossover movie.

The latest regarding the Fantastic Four trailer is that it might be attached to Vaughn's Secret Service, which gets released February 13th.

"Fantastic Four" has an August 7, 2015 release directed by Josh Trank starring Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm, Kate Mara as Sue Storm and Toby Kebbell as Victor von Doom.


THE FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.