Matthew Vaughn teases dark Fantastic Four reboot

New film is "not a comedy".

Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis: The original Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four producer Matthew Vaughn has distanced his upcoming reboot from the superhero team’s previous big screen incarnation.

Last seen in 2007’s Rise of the Silver Surfer, Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis made for a fun, family-friendly foursome.

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But the new Fantastic Four, which will see Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan and Jamie Bell star as as the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch, Mr Fantastic and the Thing respectively, will have quite a different tone.

Speaking frankly about the former films, Vaughn told Empire: “It's a total reboot, that's for sure. It's got nothing to do with the other bloody ones.

“It's not stretchy guy and a guy running around in rock that looks like it's made polystyrene. And its not a comedy."

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Despite facing some criticism regarding his casting, Michael B Jordan is excited to take on the role of firestarter Johnny Storm.

"It feels amazing that I can actually talk about it. I've been having to dip and dodge questions for the eight to nine months so it feels good to talk about it. I'm excited," he told Access Hollywood.

Fantastic Four, directed by Josh Trank, is set for release on 18 June, 2015.