Johnny Storm

Yes, that’s in French.

Now that Disney owns Fox, properties formerly outside the umbrella are finally back where they belong. Fantastic Four and X-Men, primarily. And it’s only a matter of time before the MCU welcome their lost children back to the big screen. And fans have already been throwing out their casting choice. One Redditor gave a suggestion that’s gotten over 20k upvotes or fake internet points. But will you approve? Every Nerd has an opinion on who would be the best Doctor Doom. And even if they don’t have a suggestion, they have an opinion on other’s casting of Marvel’s First Family. But this is a solid list of proven actors that could easily embody these characters and usher the MCU into a bright new phase.

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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…)

Ben Grimm, Reed Richards, Johnny Storm and Sue Storm have been the same members of the Fantastic Four since their inception in 1961. Despite some marriage disputes and fill in replacements, Marvel’s first superhero family has remained pretty solid- until the Human Torch’s flame was snuffed out. Back in Janurary Johnny appeared to “die” stopping a horde of monsters from escaping the other-dimensional prison world known as the  Negative Zone. This death caused a ripple in the team, re-branding the Fantastic four as the Future Foundation and Spider-man came in to replace their fallen member… for a while.

It seems that after less then a year The Human Torch might be back as Marvel has been teasing the now confirmed Fantastic Four #600. The cover- which includes the flame tossing brother of the Invisible Woman, beside his former team and Spider-man. It does look weird, but after filming Captain America you need time to rest, why not have Spider-man fill in for you while your on vacation? Now that you’re all rested up naturally it’s time to get back to punch bad guys and being cocky. It should be mentioned that this cover image first appeared at the Dallas Comic Con back in May so theories have been around as to just what the hell is going on.

Check out the cover after the jump.

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Hate to be the one to break the news but  [Spoiler] Johnny Storm is dead, fighting aliens will do that to you. While it was sad for Marvel‘s first super hero family the Fantastic Four, it did attract major network attention. The last time something like this happened was the death of Superman and we all remember how huge that was (they actually had a funeral). While this wasn’t as big as a Superman death; the death of the Human Torch tugged at the hearts (and wallets) of readers nationwide. Yes, it’s sad but thanks to that “success” Marvel has decided to do it again, every single quarter of the year. Now would be a great time to make Lindsay Lohan a comic book super hero, making a thousand nerds dreams come true.

Place your bets world

David Gabriel, VP Sales at Marvel Comics has revealed plans to kill a main character every single quarter due to the success of the recent media coverage of the Human Torch’s death. Confirmed the news with Bleedingcool with the statement “this is not a joke” not only means your serious, that pretty much guaranties that they already have a few names in a hat.

Gabriel did however specify that these storylines are NOT about killing characters. What’s key is what comes AFTER the deaths. For example, after the Human Torch’s  death, Spidey joined the team and the concept of “FF” got an entirely new focus as Future Foundation.

Losing the sarcastic wit of the Human Torch and pretty much trading it for the wit of Spider-man would be considered a win. If these future deaths are only to improve on other stories, like this new Future Foundation, then they know what their doing over at Marvel HQ. Hell, Spidey got himself some new duds and a sweet payroll now as member of the new FF. They only way Marvel could screw this up is to follow the DC formula;wait a few months, make a clone or several replacements only to revive the deceased by the end of the year. Marvel’s too smart for that (we hope).

source: Daily Blam via Bleedingcool

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