Fantastic Four


I’m surprised it took this long for Screen Junkies Honest Trailers to take a crack at Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four. Well, rightfully we should call it Fox‘s Fantastic Four. Trank opted out of taking any credit for this movie once it hit theater screens. Now this may seem like beating a dead horse, we’ve all taken a swing at this movie at some point, but some people need that negative reinforcement to actually learn anything. Yeah, I’m looking at you, you meddling-can’t-leave-well-enough-alone Fox Executives. (more…)


It seems like only yesterday that we were eagerly looking forward to just how badly Fantastic Four was going to bomb at the box office. Ungenerous? Sure, but looking back, no one was really expecting anything revolutionary, or even satisfactory, about Josh Trank‘s rebooted effort around Marvel’s First Family. There hasn’t been much in the way of mea culpas following the astounding thud of FF’s release, a lot of blame being thrown around, but no one’s really acknowledged just how hard the hammer fell back in August. In a strange twist, the actor that played Doctor Doom is saying that he understands your disappointment, and he’s grateful for your feedback. (more…)


There’s been an Update from Den of Geeks on their earlier Fantastic Four movie rights rumor:

UPDATE: Fox has responded to the report that Fantastic Four’s rights are returning to Marvel – it’s “completely untrue” the studio says…

Update 2: Since our original story about the possibility of Marvel having re-acquired the rights to Fantastic Four, we’ve been contacted by 20th Century Fox. It states that our source’s suggestion that Fox had reached some kind of deal with Marvel is “completely untrue.” 

A denial has also come from Marvel. 

Well, it sounded too good to be true earlier today and that’s usually how things that sound to good to be true end up. It’s too bad though, I really want Marvel to get those Cosmic characters that FOX has tied up in the Fantastic Four Movie rights.

Here’s the original post:

Let’s walk through this rumor. Yesterday, 20th Century Fox announced the development of two new X-Men television series, Hellfire and Legion. Wait a minute… Marvel still owns the television rights to the X-Men while FOX owns the movie rights so there must have been some kind of deal going on behind the scenes. There certainly was, rumors of a deal on the table between the two floated around back in June and it looks like the Fantastic Four might have been Marvel’s key desire, with FOX holding up on agreeing to the deal while they quickly pumped out a reboot of the franchise. Now that FOX’s latest attempt to revitalize the Fantastic Four franchise has spectacularly blow up in their faces once again, signs are pointing toward FOX loosening their grip on the Fantastic Four movie rights in trade for the X-Men Television rights. (more…)


Remember Fantastic Four? I know it was terrible, but it came out barely two months ago, so you must recall just how harshly and disappointingly it was received by critics, fans, and audiences. Considering how horribly the movie went off the rails, it almost seems like Twentieth Century Fox should have somebody – a creative consultant, if you will – to make sure these kind of mistakes don’t happen. Wait a minute, doesn’t Fox have a creative consultant for their Marvel movies? They do, and it’s Mark Millar, a comic book writer that had no small role in creating Ultimate Fantastic Four, which influenced heavily the direction of the recent movie. So Millar, explain. (more…)


It’s almost like we never abandoned you for two months.

Jeremy and Jason have returned, but where were they and who have they become?! Learn about their harrowing tale (busy working and playing Playstation) and also learn about their thoughts on Stephen Colbert‘s late night takeover, Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s takeover of The Apprentice, Batman V. Bourne, Godzilla V. King Kong, the almost Pulp Fiction cast, the unkillable Fantastic Four franchise, gritty Mary Poppins, sex bot ethics (RIP HitchBot), plus Donald Trump: herald of the end times.

DOUBLE BONUS PLUS: an all new, all nude edition of #TacoTalk. (more…)

invisible woman ff

It’s been over a month since the release of Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four, and fans are still shell shocked by the experience. In an age of near-over saturation of comic book movies, Fantastic Four was a rare misstep that managed to anger comic book fans, critics and regular old moviegoers. In fact, the reception for FF ’15 was worse than that for Tim Story‘s 2005 film about Marvel’s First Family, which the Trank film was supposed to eclipse in terms of legacy and cultural relevance. But if you were disappointed by Fantastic Four, you’re not alone, the actress that played the Invisible Woman was disappointed by the experience too. (more…)


It doesn’t rain, but it pours. Those six words might describe the reaction to Fantastic Four, which opened in theaters over a week ago to a resounding thud on the three fronts that matter: the box office, the critics and with comic book fans. It begs a few questions about the shoot, the strategy of Twentieth Century Fox in making the film, and why it seems that no one can make even a halfway decent Fantastic Four movie. To answer some of those questions, a major Hollywood trade publication talked to sources close to the production to find out where it went off the rails. Some of what it revealed may be surprising… (more…)


As FOX‘s latest attempt to create a Fantastic Four franchise continues to smolder after the epic nuclear box office meltdown opening, you might have expected the Dog-Pile-On attitude to waver a bit after everyone got that initial glob of vile tasting movie experience out of their mouths with a few barbed comments. I mean, no one expects FOX to just give Marvel back the rights to the Fantastic Four….or do they? That’s right, there’s a Change.Org petition to force FOX to sell back the rights to Marvel. Have you signed it yet? (more…)


Fantastic Four. Now that I have your unswerving hatred, let’s talk about the future of the franchise. The newly rebooted film by Josh Trank, which came out this weekend with, well, let’s call it a thud, finished third at the box office after being pummeled by negative reviews from critics and comic book fans alike. To them it stank. It stank of missed opportunities, and ideas that weren’t thought through, and a talented quartet of actors that was utterly wasted in a wash of bad effects, bad dialogue, and bad plotting. So now what? Will Fox push though with the Four sequel which has already been scheduled. Answers are below. (more…)