Fantastic Four

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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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The RadioBastard Podcast

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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