Just a day after FOX finally released a trailer for Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot they’ve re-released the trailer with additional Producer (Simon Kinberg) and Director commentary. I can’t say I’ve ever seen this done before and in this particular case, it is pure brilliance. (more…)
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.
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…)
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…)
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…)
It really is incredible just how much information the hackers that hit Sony really gathered. Some of the information may be old and moot by this point but much of the information stemming from the leaked emails seems to be fairly fresh, which makes this newest tidbit very interesting. According to The Daily Beast, who claim to have “spent days and days sifting through hundreds of thousands of email correspondences between Sony execs”, it appears that Fox may be planning a huge crossover event that would feature both the Fantastic Four and the X-Men. (more…)
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It’s been a source of tremendous controversy, but yes fans, Marvel Comics is wrapping up its run of Fantastic Four in 2015. Whether it’s a truly creative decision, or whether it’s spite on the part of Marvel to punish Twentieth Century Fox for holding on to the rights of the first family of superheroes with a death grip, but at this point the end of the Fantastic Four is nigh. For now, anyway. Marvel has released today a first look at the issue that kicks off this final (for now) Fantastic Four story arc. Naturally, it’s chock full of guest stars, including the “All New Captain America,” so you know this is going to be good (and long-lasting). (more…)
Basically, nothing can be said or reported about Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot without fans getting a head of steam about it. It’s understandable for a number of reasons, primarily that we’ve been burned twice by Fantastic Four adaptations and because this is Twentieth Century Fox and they don’t have a sterling record of treating their comic book-based movies right. But hey, they could get it right this time, right? Right? Well, if you read the below synopsis you may have some second thoughts about that opinion. Especially if you’re a believe in the sanctity of the accepted comic origin of a superhero team. (more…)
On the unnamed super terrific hour this week: (more…)