Fantastic Four

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I’ve finally reached my Rant Level when it comes to Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four Reboot. I’ve been able to let a lot of things go when it comes to the reboot, some I’ve even thought were kinda cool. When Trank cast Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm I was fine with it because Jordan was fantastic in Chronicle, Friday Night Lights, and Fruitvale Station. Leaning more toward the Ultimate FF4 origin story was OK, I mean I could live with it. “Thing”s started to get a little rocky with me when I saw this film’s version of my favorite ever lovin’ blue eyed Thing wouldn’t be wearing blue boxers, but I even let that one go. Now though, this latest trailer has pushed me over the line. What could possibly have started off this rant? (more…)

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He’s an advance-planner, that Bryan Singer is.  In addition to currently cultivating the “greater” X-Men universe by directing the last few X-Films, he’s also leading the charge on the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse.  It’s been recently rumored that he would also direct Fantastic Four 2, and now comes word that there is a long-term strategy starting to take shape that would allow him to direct an X-Men/FF crossover film.

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FOX has released the final trailer for Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four Reboot and it just might be the trailer we’ve been waiting for. This movie has been one hell of a ride since the start. The fan backlash on the Internet reached biblical proportions and even as I write this I know there will be some that still look at this trailer and won’t let go of their rage. I just watched it and I am befuddled on why FOX hasn’t been using this style of trailer since the start, instead fumbling the marketing ball at every opportunity. (more…)

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As the convention hall doors prepare to close on another sensory-overload edition of the most media-heavy nerd gathering in the known universe, we here at NBHQ thought it would be wise to take a quick trip down Recent-Memory Lane by recapping some of the craziest, zaniest, and most mind-blowing-y moments of SDCC15.  As with all forms of public opinion, this list is not meant to be all-inclusive or definitive, but simply a gathering of some of the cool stuff that transpired.  Enjoy!

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New Fantastic Four Ad and The Thing Goes to Denny’s (?)

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Is anyone else out there constantly forgetting that Fantastic Four is coming out in less than a month? Yeah, me too. Perhaps that will change with some much needed positive buzz if that ends up coming out of Comic Con later this week (yes, this week!), or maybe the full-court press advertising campaign now getting underway will start to win hearts and minds. Below are two examples. One a straight up TV ad for the movie which you will shortly see during the commercial breaks of your favorite TV shows or local news or sports events. The second is an ad for the FF tie-in at Denny’s – Yes, Denny’s – featuring a character that’s been kept very much underwraps (to litigious extremes) through the movie’s development. (more…)

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Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot has a new television spot making the Internet rounds. It’s basically the same footage we’ve seen before aside from some additional dialogue and one of the movies punch lines delivered by a bored General. So sit back, grab that morning coffee and answer Johnny Storm’s question, “Are you ready to have your minds blown?” (more…)

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In terms of all the controversies around Josh Trank‘s remake of Fantastic Four, this one may be the smallest. Still, it’s interesting to note that as we countdown to the August release of the latest version of Marvel’s First Family, Twentieth Century Fox is hoping to help you forget the last time they had the characters in the multiplex, the much-maligned Fantastic Four, and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Now depending on your point of view, FF and ROTSS are amongst the worst comic book movies ever made, but if you want to see them now and relive the misery, it looks like you’re going to have to do the unthinkable, and rent or buy the physical DVD or Blu-ray. (more…)

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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…)

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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…)

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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…)