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'Fantastic Four' Writer/Producer Defends the Film Amid Rumors of Production Issues

'Fantastic Four' Writer/Producer Defends the Film Amid Rumors of Production Issues

Fantastic Four stars Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller arrive for an interview on the Today show on Monday (August 3) in New York City.

Later that day, Kate and Jamie were seen stepping out together.

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 an AllSaints shirt.

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Credit: INFPhoto; Photos: FameFlynet, SplashNewsOnline
Posted to: Jamie Bell, Kate Mara, Michael B Jordan, Miles Teller

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  • Sarahh182

    Sheesh, is the movie even out yet? Already I hear and read so much negative stuff about it. And now about production issues? Makes me less excited to see it tbh..

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