Ever since Michael B. Jordan was cast as Johnny Storm/Human Torch in the new Fantastic Four movie, the majority of the Internet has not been very accepting to the idea. And, that’s putting it kindly. In truth, the reception has been flooded with real nasty, hateful, ignorant, and racist reactions – the very worst that the Internet can be.
Normally, when the Internet lets loose a wave of hate, talent and creatives just let it pass on by them and ignore it. In today’s case, however, Michael B. Jordan has taken a stance against spoken out about it.
The young and talented actor recently wrote a guest article for Entertainment Weekly in which he addresses the haters and internet trolls that came out to attack. Some of the things he said he saw on the internet were, “A black guy? I don’t like it. They must be doing it because Obama’s president” and “It’s not true to the comic.” Or even, “They’ve destroyed it!” (more…)
Fox‘s Fantastic Four reboot has been a symphony of Hollywood blunders: production problems, fan backlash, and the studio’s inability to properly respond to or market the movie to fans has put a bad taste in just about everyone’s mouth. What’s interesting is that a simple cross promotion video from Movietickets.com handles the marketing of the movie better than those tasked with the job at Fox. (more…)
Even if you were a fan of the book and KNOW that the movie didn’t do Max Brooks‘ book justice, you can admit that Brad Pitt‘s World War Z movie isn’t a bad zombie flick. It’s just not the World War Z movie that everyone who read the book wanted it to be. Before the movie hit theaters back in 2003, after numerous re-shoots and rumors flying around about the problems during production, an already in pre-production sequel was quietly shut down and squashed. Then the movie killed at the box office bringing in over $540 million world-wide on a $150 million dollar budget. Those kinds of numbers always makes the suits salivate so the sequel was back on, but without an actual release date. Now that’s all changed. (more…)
There’s a curious phenomenon occurring with Marvel Comics Merchandise these days. Classic characters are disappearing from classic scenes, characters that just happen to belong to the FOX studio superhero movie portfolio. That’s right, not only did Marvel cancel the Fantastic Four comic, now it seems that the characters FOX owns the movie rights to are now being actively removed from Marvel Merchandise like the shirt above. (more…)
A few days ago, news of Josh Trank’s departure from the as-of-yet untitled Star Wars spinoff hit the internet, though not quite as hard as one may have assumed. Since Trank’s absence from the Star Wars Celebration panel that he was to share with Star Wars: Rogue One director Gareth Edwards, rumors had swirled that maybe Trank wasn’t getting along so well in a galaxy far, far, away, so news of his departure was almost expected. The unknown in the matter was the reason behind his (presumed) decision to leave. Well, THR has received some new information that points more towards Trank being asked to leave one of the most profitable franchises in history, rather than choosing to leave on his own. (more…)
Is their trouble in a paradise far, far away?
Fans of Star Wars at one point or another have wondered what it would be like to sit in the director’s chair, but only a luck few will ever know what that’s like. Let’s say you become a wielder of cinematic dreams, and you were foolhardy enough to take on Star Wars. And let’s also say that you’re given your shot at the saga, and you get to take the keys to the Star Wars universe to make a movie of your own. With great power comes great responsibility though, and you realize just how big it is and what pressure comes with it. The fantasy of making an actual Star Wars movie might not meet up with reality, and Josh Trank may have just learned that lesson. (more…)
Another trailer leak? First Batman Vs. Superman, and now trailer leak number 2; which is all about the number four – The Fantastic Four. After 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four remake had its trailer leaked this morning, FOX decided to make the official version available online. What’s so special about this trailer? Along with new footage and more backstory, we get our first look at Victor Domashev, more recognizable perhaps by the name of “Dr. Doom”. (more…)
Just a few weeks ago, we posted a photo of a fan in front of a large marketing display for Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot. The poster revealed the unofficial first frontal image of Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/Thing. Given that only the characters backside was teased in the trailer, it was a rather odd show of marketing. Like the Studio wasn’t confident enough to show the character in the trailer, and or were working towards giving him a spotlight in a later and larger reveal. Then to have an undramatic reveal on a billboard seemed liked someone in marketing goofed up. I guess we’ll never know the thing with the Thing.
If there was any question on what the character would look like in this new envisioning of Marvels first family of superheroes, Empire released the first official photo of The Thing, along with two other photos that you can check out below. (more…)
Fantastic Four: this movie’s production team has just about done everything they could to alienate fans in the way information, on set pictures, and the often dreaded Social Media reactions were handled during its production. Now that we’re finally seeing some actual footage and getting to hear from director Josh Trank, who has been surprisingly silent during production, many of those on the fence about the movie might at least give it a chance at the box office. The real problem might be: Is it too little too late? (more…)
So here’s the thing. Ha! I always wanted to use that pun when referring to the walking ton of bricks from The Fantastic Four. Seriously, though, here’s The Thing. An International Billboard promoting Josh Trank‘s vision for The Fantastic Four gives us our first solid (excuse the pun) of Ben Grimm a.k.a The Thing. (more…)