Exclusive: Matthew Vaughn talks The Fantastic Four: “I’ve seen the movie, it’s good… If you like Chronicle, then you’ll like this.”

ultimate-fantastic-four-crossover-1Matthew Vaughn is currently on the promotional trail for his latest directorial effort, an adaptation of Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ Kingsman: The Secret Service.

However, that’s not the only comic book movie on his upcoming slate, with the Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class helmer also attached to The Fantastic Four in a producing capacity.

Flickering Myth’s Luke Owen caught up with Vaughn today, and asked him for his thoughts on this new take on Marvel’s First Family.

“I’ve seen the movie, it’s good,” Vaughn told us.

“I thought Chronicle was a fantastic movie and [Josh] Trank has gone off and done his version of Fantastic Four. If you like Chronicle, then you’ll like this.”

“We’re all backing Josh Trank’s vision,” he concludes. “And hopefully the world will like Josh Trank’s vision”.

Check out the video of the interview below:

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Be sure to check back soon for our full interview with Matthew Vaughn.

Kingsman: The Secret Service opens on February 13th, while The Fantastic Four is set for release on August 7th with Josh Trank directing a cast that includes Miles Teller (Whiplash) as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara (American Horror Story) as the Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) as the Human Torch, Jamie Bell (Nymphomaniac) as The Thing, Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Doctor Doom, Reg E. Cathey (The Wire) as Dr. Storm, and Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk) as Harvey Elder.

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  • Chris Chris Chris

    Getting in my negative comment nice and early!

    So if you liked Chronicle you’ll like this movie, but if you like Fantastic Four you probably won’t?


      My thoughts exactly. They are not confident enough to show any official picture yet let alone trailer.. movie is only 6 month to release.

      • The Ultimate Nerd

        It’s not like a movie that finished filming 4 months after this one has multiple posters, set photos, and a trailer out… Oh wait, Ant-Man did all of those things didn’t it.

        This is going to be a Trank wreck.

        • Guest

          Duck! There is an egg incoming on your face.

      • HolyFranchiseBatman!

        I am not surprised by a trailer – The Wolverine only got one three month before release, but yeah, not even a picture or a logo or anything. That concerns me.

      • Guest

        Only 6 months? Only!? That’s 6 months away!

  • The Ultimate Nerd

    I think the saddest part is in the same sentence he says this movie is merely “good” but Chronicle is fantastic(the irony here is hilarious). When the best thing the producer of a film can say about it is “I hope people like it” then you know it’s going to be terrible and the studio has no confidence in it.

  • Billie the Junior

    It reminds me of when the Halle Berry “Catwoman” movie came out, and they cut all the dialogue from the trailers because they realized it was so horrible. This sounds less like an endorsement and more like an “if you can’t say anything nice…” type of situation.

  • Colonel_Neville_Wraithchild

    i love matthew vaughn’s work, from layer cake to kick ass and first class, the man’s got great taste when it comes to movies and i’l just read between the lines in regards to his thoughts about trank’s FF: vaughn thinks the movie is just average.

    • Guest

      Here’s a suggestion. Stop trying to read between the lines and protecting and maybe, wait or just trust the guy you seem to like so much?

      • Colonel_Neville_Wraithchild

        i trust him, that’s why i believe what he says (and what’s he’s not saying).

  • you’sajoke

    Oh, nothing new. Just more whiners at another FF story

    • The Ultimate Nerd

      I can’t believe that even with Fox paying you to defend this the best you can come up with is to call people who want the Fantastic Four to actually get a good film whiners.

      • you’sajoke

        If I’m working for fox, then the whiners are working for marvel. Because marvel is god to y’all and you repeat the same crap every time. Please get off of Marvel’s d!ck. Thanks

        • The Ultimate Nerd

          No one here has even mentioned Marvel Studios, you need to start trying to earn that Fox paycheck. They’re going to fire you if you keep up this lazy work.

          • you’sajoke

            You know you people are up Marvel’s @$$. Now, go in a corner and pray with your latest marvel comic

          • The Ultimate Nerd

            Try harder or Fox will cut your pay from 50 cents to 25 cents per post. 😉

          • ^ The Ultimate Unoriginal Nerd

            You just say the same shit to everybody and with the same lame comebacks.

  • i’m the arrow

    why wont fox just release a trailer? or at least pictures of the characters? or at least concept art?

  • NinjinSteve

    It can’t be terrible… because Lucasfilm hired him for the Star Wars spin-off. If his current film (FF) wasn’t going well, he wouldn’t have gotten the Star Wars job. At least that’s my optimistic way of thinking.

    • Lucasfilm hired a lot of people for Star Wars stuff that don’t have the best track records. Gary Whitta?

  • Dan

    No one wants Matthew Vaughn’s opinion after what he said about Dark DC movies.