"Fantastic Four" reboot to focus on origin

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Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm are astronoauts who gain super powers from cosmic radiation. They then team up to become The Fantastic Four. They must use their powers to stop the evil Dr. Doom.
April 22nd, 2014

The 'Fantastic Four' reboot will be treated as the ''origin'' of the story.

Producer Simon Kinberg says the film which is set to star Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm aka The Thing, Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as the Invisible Girl and Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch, will ''ground the science'' behind the adventure.

He told craveonline.com: ''We're treating this as the origin of the Fantastic Four so in future movies you'd have them on sort of splashier adventures to some extent but in this one we tried to ground the science as much as possible and make it feel like it could take place in our world before it cantilevers into other worlds.''

Before he added: ''It's a much more grounded, gritty, realistic movie than the last couple movies. If I had to say, the tone of it would be somewhere on the spectrum between Spider-Man and Chronicle. The other movies were even further on the spectrum of being goofy and fun than Spider-Man.''

Meanwhile, it was previously reported Toby Kebbell is in talks to play the villain, Doctor Doom, which American Hustle's Jack Huston and 'Anna Karenina' star Domhnall Gleeson were also being considered for.