Mark Millar: Fantastic Four reboot will defy expectations

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A sequel to the superhero action movie from 2005, Rise of the Silver Surfer stars Jessica Alba and Chris Evans. This time around the Fantastic Four learn they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe as they square off against the Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus.
January 11th, 2013

Mark Millar claims the 'Fantastic Four' reboot will be radically different from any other superhero film.

The 'Kick-Ass' co-creator has hinted that director Josh Trank's reboot of the popular 2005 blockbuster - on which Mark will work as creative consultant for Fox - is set to surprise fans with its fresh, modern take on the genre and will be peppered with a good dose of humour.

He told SciFiNow: ''From what I've seen and from talking to [Trank] - he and I have had dinner a couple of times and we talk quite regularly as well - he's contemporarising it. I think he's just making it work for the screen - he's a great storyteller.

''What I wasn't expecting actually was just how funny and likeable he could make this as well as getting the more awesome moments on screen - I use awesome in the traditional British sense and not the California sense awesome, you know?''

'Fantastic Four' starred Iaon Grufford, Chris Evans, Jessica Alba and Michael Chiklis as a group of astronauts who gain superpowers after a cosmic radiation exposure and use them to defeat their evil arch-enemy.

Mark claims 'Chronicle' filmmaker Josh is the perfect choice to helm the new film - based on Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's comics - and thinks it can compete with recent hits likes 'Avengers Assemble' with its spectacular special effects.

He teased: ''The Ridley Scott moments, and the 'Fantastic Four' really are jaw-dropping in the same way you feel when you saw 'Alien' for the first time. There's some moments in this - not to be specific - that are actually gonna be phenomenal on screen and stuff you haven't seen in a superhero movie before.''