The critical and commercial reception to Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot wasn’t fantastic. But the disappointing returns aren’t getting one of the project’s stars down.
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, and surrounded by two Marvel Cinematic Universe movie stars, Captain America’s Sebastian Stan and Ant-Man’s Michael Peña, Mara joked about Fantastic Four’s low box office.
‘Mine was the biggest success. I just want to put it out there,’ Mara, who played Sue Storm in the film, joked. After Stan mentioned that he hasn’t seen the film yet during the interview, the 32-year-old actress said he wasn’t alone.
‘…I haven’t seen the one that’s out there,’ Mara continued, likely in reference to director Trank’s now-deleted tweet saying he had a version of the film he wanted to make that was different than what appeared on screen.
However, Mara doesn’t necessarily want to say goodbye to Sue Storm. Speaking to MTV News, Mara said she would ‘love to play Sue Storm in a movie that everybody loves. That would be great.’
Whether Mara does get the chance to reprise her role, she can next be seen in Ridley Scott’s The Martian, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to much initial acclaim and is set to hit theaters on Oct. 2.
Kate Mara starred in the Netflix political drama House of Cards as Zoe Barnes and appeared in the FoxTV series 24 as computer analyst Shari Rothenberg. She made her film debut in 1999 withRandom Hearts. She appeared in Brokeback Mountain (2005), We Are Marshall (2006), Shooter (2007), Transsiberian (2008), Stone of Destiny (2008), The Open Road (2009) and Transcendence (2014). She also appeared in the FX horror mini-series American Horror Story: Murder House as Hayden McClaine.
Mara has stated she comes from a “huge” family; her father is one of 11 children, and she has 22 aunts and uncles and 40 cousins. As a descendant of the owners of the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers, Mara is a fan of both teams; she joked, “If I’m mad at my mom I root for the Giants, and if I’m pissed at my dad I root for the Steelers”. This relationship contributed to her being cast in We Are Marshall. Mara has sung at both teams’ games, and after missing the Steelers’ victory at Super Bowl XL due to work, her contracts now state that she can attend if either team goes to the Super Bowl. She was in attendance for the Giants’ victory in Super Bowl XLII, the Steelers’ victory the next year in Super Bowl XLIII, and the Giants’ victory in Super Bowl XLVI.