Fantastic Four

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Cotumes are a sensitive topic when it comes to superhero properties; get it right and you’ve got it made in the shade, but get it wrong, like in the case of David E. Kelly’s Wonder Woman pilot for example, and you’re sunk before you even get a chance to float. Two upcoming superhero projects are at the forefront of the costume question, as both having seemingly embraced some unconventional duds for their main characters. The trailer for the Fantastic Four movie shows the titular quartet looking positively “Derelique,” while the Man Without Fear in Daredevil looks like the man without imagination dressed in basic black. But are these heroes due for a costume change mid-story? Cast and crew say, “Yes.” (more…)

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If you’ve been absolutely anxious about getting another taste of the upcoming new and improved Fantastic Four, let us wet your whistle is four new character-based images, and a new interview with the director. Try to hold back your excitement. Fan interest about this new FF hasn’t seen the fever pitch that’s greeted other comic book-based movie projects lately, even by Rise of the Silver Surfer standards, but the revelation of the trailer last month at least promised a movie with a strong sense of style. Granted that style was lifted wholesale from Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, but it’s style just the same. After such a long wait for any hint about what the film might look like, the trailer was certainly provocative. The below character photos though, not so much. (more…)

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When the first teaser trailer for Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four (Fantfourstic?) reboot dropped last month, it was met with mixed reactions. Notably that it didn’t really seem to feature Marvel’s First Family being all that fantastic and superhero-y. Is this fourth swing at Reed Richards and the rest going to be a dark and gritty hard sci-fi take on the beloved superhero team? Sorta looked that way with the teaser only teasing a quick look at their superpowers in action (Mr. Fantastic about to stretch and maybe The Thing sorta crumbling or something,) framed with sad people in dark rooms with computers being sad with a very Interstellar feel about it while not-Morgan Freeman narrated.

Well, before passing too much judgement, we should wait till we see more, Right? Well, thanks to a brave little Instagramer, hulk_union, we have a brief glimpse of the alternate trailer that is running in front of Kingsman: The Secret Service in select theaters that shows off a little more.

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This time on that podcast… Hey, did you know they are rebooting Ghostbusters? Jeremy has a few plumbing related concerns about this. Meanwhile Paul Feig apparently found Jason’s weak spot – current Saturday Night Live comedy genius Kate McKinnon.

Hey, did you know they are rebooting the Fantastic Four? The guys watch the trailer and give a honest to goodness mature review. Not really, but truth be told, Jason seems truly afraid and curious to see if the film’s seemingly antiseptic view of the FF mythos will start a trend.
Hey, did you know there is also some other reboot and non-reboot news this week? (more…)

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With every new development from Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot, the project is spiraling further and further from the source material. The characters super powered origins have been drastically changed.  Dr. Doom is no longer a ruler of a foreign country with hellbent vengeance against the world. Jonny Storm and Sue Storm are no longer brother and sister. Well, they are, they just no longer have the same birth mother. Johnny Strom (aka The Human Torch) is now black (played by Michael B Jordan) with Sue Storm being his white sister from a different mother.

Now, we’re not gonna churn up the “Johnny Storm is black!?” thing. This article is not about that.  We can acknowledge that having a white character be played by a black actor has some fans feeling indifferent but that really shouldn’t be  a point of concern as it happens a lot and usually works out just fine (see Idris Elba as Heimdell in Thor and Sam Jackson as Nick Fury in Avengers). Fans are just angry, that with all the changes, this is shaping up to be a Fantastic Four movie in name only.

But, now, a trailer for the movie has hit. Will it make all the doubters out there eat their words? You decide.
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You’d think that the man FOX put in charge of their comic book movies might have some things to say about Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot, but you’d be wrong. Last week Matthew Vaughn tried to reassure fans that the movie was in good hands and that he liked what he has seen. Millar on the other hand, dances around the subject like Fred Astaire’s electronic ghost in a vacuum cleaner ad. Why would he do that? Because he hasn’t even seen it yet. (more…)

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We’d love to include a bunch of officially released production stills, or behind the scenes clips and interviews from the cast, but there just aren’t any. Word around the Internet is that FOX isn’t happy with the movie’s first cut of Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot and have ordered re-shoots in Louisiana later this month. For a movie that comes out in seven months, the lack of marketing and publicity is concerning to fans. The only publicity this movie seems to be getting is the bad kind, full of fan worry and behind the scenes problems. Now we finally know when we will see a trailer for the movie. (more…)

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With a little under seven months till its release, it’s telling that we have yet to see a single frame of footage from the new Fantastic Four movie. We know that it wrapped principal photography last summer, and we know that any sneak peak or hint that’s been leaked out onto the internet has been smacked down by the iron hand of Doctor Doom the 20th Century Fox legal department, and we know there’s been absolutely no official image from the film of any kind. (Hence the image used above.) Keep your secrets, Fox! But if the potential shabbiness about the upcoming reboot of Fantastic Four by Josh Trank has got you twisted up in knots, then we’ve got good news, and not in a Professor Farnsworth kind of way. Matthew Vaughn is giving FF two thumbs up! (more…)