As we await The Fantastic Four trailer, debuting very soon, we saw what the costumes might look like from an artist's rendition earlier today. Now Collider has debuted a wide-ranging interview with director Josh Trank and producer Simon Kinberg, where they reveal plenty of new information about this highly-anticipated reboot, along with the first two official set photos featuring the director and star Michael B. Jordan in costume as Johnny Storm. While it doesn't quite look like the artist's depiction, the costume does appear to have the "vents" that were mentioned in the report from just hours ago. Asked what sets this movie apart from the rest, Josh Trank revealed that his "hard sci-fi take" on the material is similar to David Cronenberg's earlier films:
"I would say that the science fiction of it is a big thing that sets it apart from most of the other superhero genre films. I'm a huge David Cronenberg fan, and I always viewed Fantastic Four and the kind of weirdness that happens to these characters and how they're transformed to really fall in line more with a Cronenberg-ian science fiction tale of something horrible happening to your body and [it] transforming out of control. And the potential for a hard sci-fi take on that material makes me really excited."
Producer Simon Kinberg added that he thinks the family dynamic between the main four characters is what has always been unique to him:
"One thing that's unique to it is that it's always been about a family. Most comic book superhero movies are about a superhero protagonist or a superhero group," says Kinberg, who also confirms that the "Ultimate Fantastic Four" comics are serving as the film's primary influence. "But they're ever really exploring what it is to be family... That's something we really spent a long time talking about and putting into the film. I think that will differentiate us as well from all of the different superheroes and superhero groups out there."
The director and producer also confirmed that Philip Glass is working on the score with Marco Beltrami, and that the Ultimate Fantastic Four comics were what influenced them the most for this reboot. Simon Kinberg added that, when the teaser trailer is released, there will be one Easter Egg that fans will be able to see by freeze-framing a certain scene. Take a look at the first photos below, and check out the full interview at Collider.