Kate Mara's comments explained: 'Fantastic Four' is based on comics
Kate Mara was catapulted into the comic fan spotlight Tuesday, when a translation of an Esquire Latin America article suggested that 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot wouldn’t be based on a single comic from the series—or on anything that’s already been published about the superhero team.
In an IndieWire report, Mara, who plays Sue Storm in the pic, was quoted as having said: “I’ve never been a fan of comics, I’ve never actually read one. I was going to for this movie but the director said it wasn’t necessary. Well, actually he told us that we shouldn’t do it because the plot won’t be based on any history of anything already published. So I chose to follow his instructions. The one fact is I am a fan of comic book movies, so it’s very exciting to be part of a movie like this.”
Those are bold statements, to be sure—and super fans went into a dizzying spiral trying to figure out whether this would mean good or bad things for the film, which is currently in production and set for a June 19, 2015 release. But lower your invisible force fields, fans: EW reached out to Mara’s rep for clarification on the quotes. The House of Cards vet says that she actually told Esquire Latin America‘s reporter that the film is not based on one comic, but rather drawn from the entire canon.
A rep for Fox did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.