With all of the 'creative liscence' Fox has taken with the Fantastic Four, every word spoken by the people involved is being listened to carefully and analyzed to death. So, when the producer of the film speaks, the world listens....and fears.
Matthew Vaughn speaking to SuperHeroHype
"It’s a total reboot, that’s for sure. It’s got nothing to do with the other bloody ones. It’s not stretchy guy and a guy running around in rock that looks like it’s made polystyrene. And its not a comedy."
Ok, we knew it was a reboot and would have nothing to do with all of the other Fantastic Four movies. We even can understand that they are going to use CGI to make the rocky Ben Grimm look more real. We also know it will be a more serious rendition ( a move I'm not against) of the tale. BUT what does 'It's not stretchy guy" mean?
Are they looking to alter the story farther? Having to update the origin and even going with the more 'modern' and 'popular' ULTIMATE comics version of the story is all acceptable. The worries that some of the group will be mutants and develop the powers naturally was a concern (one I think is unfounded) for a while. But how is the leader of this group whose power is the ability to stretch his limbs to unbelievable lengths NOT STRETCHY GUY?
Has the director misspoke? Are we misunderstanding? Or do they have a big overhaul ahead for our Mr. Fantastic? I, for one, hope not.