Jeremy Slater, one of the writers of the failed 2015 Fantastic four reboot, discussed where the film fell apart in a recent Twitter Q&A.
While the original Fantastic four movies, released in the early 2000s, received a rather disappointing response from the public. Jeremy Slater was one of the film’s three writers, alongside Trank and Simon Kinberg, who have since gone on to write much better-received projects. In addition to writing the pilot episode for Netflix’s The Umbrella AcademySlater is writing now Moon Knight for Disney Plus. forward Moon Knight‘s debut, Slater responded to fan questions on Twitter and the topic of Fantastic four inevitably came up.
A fan polled Slater about his experience on Fantastic fourwhen asked what he had learned from the film and what his approach to Moon Knight† Slater gave his own take on where the 2015 film lost its way, revealing that he and Josh Trank had different ideas about what the film should be, explaining that “I was trying to write it like an MCU movie, which wasn’t what the movie should be.” director wanted.” Obviously, that same issue didn’t plague Slater when it came to writing the new MCU series.
the subject of Fantastic four came at the right time, not only because the writer of the 2015 film is now working on a Marvel project again, but also because Marvel Studios is finally working on their own rendition of the classic superhero team.
When asked about the upcoming MCU Fantastic fourhelped by Spider-Man: No Way Home director, Jon Watts, made it clear to Slater that there was no chance of him getting involved in the project. However, he expressed his excitement to see it realised:
Considering the response to 2015 Fantastic fourunsurprisingly, Jeremy Slater likes to stay away from the property in the future!
Here is the synopsis for the 2015 Fantastic four Restart:
A contemporary reinterpretation of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, it revolves around four young outsiders who teleport into an alternate and dangerous universe, changing their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives are irrevocably turned upside down, as the team must learn to harness their daunting newfound skills and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Directed by Josh Trank, 2015 Fantastic four with Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey and Tim Blake Nelson.
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