fantastic four reboot plot"The Fantastic Four" is going in a fresh, new direction.

That's according to star Kate Mara, who plays Sue Storm aka The Invisible Woman. The actress (who recently received an Emmy nomination for her role in Netflix's "House of Cards") revealed that the upcoming movie reboot will not be based on stories from the Marvel Comics.

"I've never been a fan of comics, I've never actually read one. I was going to for this movie but the director [Josh Trank] said it wasn't necessary," she told Esquire Latinoamérica (via

"Well, actually he told us that we shouldn't do it because the plot won't be based on any history of anything already published. So I chose to follow his instructions. The one fact is I am a fan of comic book movies, so it's very exciting to be part of a movie like this. "

Sounds like Trank is trying to appeal to fans who may not be too familiar with the property or the characters, which also include Reed "Mr. Fantastic" Richards (Miles Teller), Johnny "Human Torch" Storm (Michael B. Jordan), and Jamie Bell as Ben "The Thing" Grimmand.

That different spin might seem daunting for the actors involved -- no doubt there will be some outcry when the plot is eventually revealed - but Mara isn't too worried.

"I understand that there are many fans of 'Fantastic Four' and I guess they expect a lot from me, but I prefer not to be pressured by that," she said. "We are also trying to create a new way of seeing these superheroes, I'm focusing on making [Sue Storm] as real as possible."

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