Kate Mara Talks About the Tone of the ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot (and Some Other Stuff)

- 04-10-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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With Fox choosing to reboot the Fantastic Four series soon (and so soon after the last incarnation), there’s a lot of questions from the fans as to what they plan to do with it. The last two flicks were, after all, a bit of a mess. Furthermore, the casting decisions have left some people a little bit skeptical about how the movie is going to play out. Now, none-other-than Sue Storm herself, Kate Mara, talks a bit about the film. Scroll on for the video. (more…)

The Super Heroic Journey of Chris Evans

- 04-02-14Comics, Featured, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


It takes a certain kind of actor to successful play a variety of superhero characters, and not that many know the fan boy joy of playing multiple comic based characters in a career across many different genres and stories. Chris Evans knows, and aside from perhaps only Ryan Reynolds, he’s done more comic book movies than anyone. Evans will reprise his role as Captain America in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is being released in U.S. theaters this Friday before he heads off to fight bad robots in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but the actor’s been saving the world and doing other things for almost 10 years now. But before Evans suits up again for the red, white and blue, let’s recount his heroic journey, from happy space accidents, to regular guys with special skills, to the leader of the world’s biggest super-team. (more…)

Evans Talks About Passing the (Human) Torch to Jordan

- 04-02-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


Before he was Captain America, actor Chris Evans played hero as the Human Torch in Tim Story’s two Fantastic Four movies. Now you may have heard that they’re rebooting the FF with a new cast, new director and new film, and in that film one Michael B. Jordan will get his flame on to play one-fourth of the titular quartet. You may have also heard there was some controversy about Jordan’s casting because, you know, he’s (checks the immediate vicinity for people eavesdropping)… Black. So during some recent press for the latest Captain America movie, The Winter Soldier, Evans was asked how he feels about passing the, ahem, torch to Jordan. (more…)

‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Lands its Doctor Doom

- 04-01-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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With a sequel already slotted for 2017, the folks behind the Fantastic Four reboot better get their asses in gear to ensure that the first one actually arrives on time. They’ve got the main cast lined up, but there’s always that little question of who the main cast will be fighting. It looks like the powers-that-be have elected to use the most classic of FF villains – Doctor Doom. What’s more, they have a face to place behind the iron mask – Toby Kebbell. (more…)

FOX Nails Down Dates for ‘The Fantastic Four 2′ the Third ‘Wolverine’ & One ‘Marvel Mystery Movie’

- 03-21-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


Everyone in Hollywood has jumped on the Superhero bandwagon, plotting out years worth of movies and trying to mirror the successful Marvel Studios Model of creating a shared universe for the character rights they own. 20th Century Fox is the latest continue this trend by announcing three new film dates for The Fantastic Four 2, The Wolverine 3, and an as yet unnamed, mystery Marvel movie. (more…)

TAKE THIS WITH ALL THE SALT: Random Internet People Say that the ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot is Coming Undone

- 03-14-14Film Posted by Jason Tabrys


The interweb denizens over at Hip Plasma Shedders (Bleeding Cool) have heard the winds whisper, and those winds (aka sources) are saying that the Fantastic Four reboot that FOX was planning may be in a state of distress with director Josh Trank on his way out the door and Simon Kinberg’s script on the way to the paper shredder. To make matters worse, the cast — which seemed set in stone weeks ago — may also be in flux, meaning that you might have blown a blood vessel over Kate Mara’s diminutive stature or peppered your anti-Michael B. Jordan rants with assurances that you aren’t a racist for no reason at all.


Short List of Four Actors for Josh Trank’s ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Villain Making the Internet Rounds

- 03-12-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


Now that the four heroes of Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four Reboot have been nailed down, we can move on to the next big piece of the Fantastic Four puzzle. Who will play villain, and is that villain Doctor Doom? Rumor has it that it’s down to four actors, will you recognize any of them? (more…)

Michael B. Jordan Publicly Responds to Human Torch Casting Hoopla

- 03-06-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter


You’d have to go to Amish country to find someone who hasn’t heard about the Internet Hoopla that flared off when Michael B. Jordan‘s casting as Johnny Storm was first rumored, and then later confirmed. Just about everyone on the Internet has put in their two cents, now we get to hear what the man himself thinks. (more…)

The BastardCast vs P-Stew and The Gardeners of the Galaxy

- 02-24-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Team Bastard


You know him as “Joe the Policeman” from the “What’s Going Down?” episode of That’s My Mama, Blastr.com’s own Matthew “Action” Jackson joins Jeremy and Jason for another installment of The BastardCast Power Hour of Fun and Practical Life Advice!

This time on the show: (more…)

New Images from Fantastic Four, the Comic Not the Other Thing

- 02-21-14Comics Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


Yesterday, the internet was set a twitter (although it impacted all social media) with the revelation of the cast of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four movie. But that isn’t the only Fantastic Four getting a new look and a fresh start. Marvel Comics has released five preview pages from Fantastic Four #1, which hits comic book shop shelves on Wednesday as part of the All-New Marvel NOW promotion. (You can really sense the urgency there, can’t you?) (more…)