The internet got itself into a bit of a kerfuffle a few days ago when it was reported that Kate Mara, star of the upcoming Fantastic Four, claimed the superhero movie wouldn't be based on any of the comic book source material.
Here's what she was quoted as saying:
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.
That was clearly an incendiary statement and fans of the franchise duly lost their shit. However, it seems the outrage might have been premature. Turns out the interview that Mara gave to Esquire Latin America was misquoted and when Entertainment Weekly reached out to clarify the quotes, Mara admitted that the movie won't be based one comic book, but will be "drawn from the entire canon".
Well that's OK then. I feel better already!