Are you ready for a “Gritty” Fantastic Four Movie? I’m Not.

So we’ve already established that in the upcoming Fox reboot of the Fantastic Four films that Doctor Doom looks like No Brand Con Mascot Duct Tape Boy, but did you know the film was going for a “gritty” feel?

It is, according to actor Michael B. Jordan (who is playing the Human Torch in the reboot). Specifically, he said “It’s gritty. It’s a gritty film.”

And I don’t know if I’m a fan of that idea.

While they’ve been produced by a different studio, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has proven that you don’t need to be gritty and dark to make a good superhero flick, and the Fantastic Four is a property that (at least personally I think) works best when it embraces its campy origins. I’m not saying it can never be dark (far from it), but if you’re going to make a two hour picture as a starting point for their story… it just seems off.

Hopefully what Jordan meant was just that there was a lot of dust and dirt on set.

Via ABC News

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”