Apart from the cast (Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, and Toby Kebbell), we don’t know much about the new Fantastic Four movie other than that it is scheduled to come out in June of 2015. However, we've now got at least a hint as to the film's underlying themes.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, though, writer/producer Simon Kinberg has promised a gritty, darker film than what we saw in the previous Fantastic Four films. ”The tone of this movie will feel as unique as when you saw 'Iron Man,' 'X-Men,' or 'Batman Begins' for the first time,” he said, “it’s not as goofy as the first movies; it has humor in it, but the humor is much more real and comes from character, not pratfall jokes.”
As for its overall level of seriousness, Kinberg indicated that he “would say it falls somewhere between [Sam] Raimi’s first couple of 'Spider-Man' movies and 'Chronicle.'”
While many have noted that this cast is quite young for a superhero movie, that is exactly what Kinberg intended. He wants to explore “what it would really be like if you went through a transformation and lost control of your body. That, coupled [director Josh Trank] wanting it to be a coming-of-age movie, felt fresh to me.”
How all this manifests itself on screen—and how it jibes with its source material—remains to be seen. It sounds, though, like at the very least the movie will be totally original.