It’s big news today for fans of the 90s, and/or fans of early CG animation for TV because the Vancouver-based studio that once brought us the hit ReBoot is gearing up to reboot their most well-known franchise for a re-launch just in time for the show’s 20th anniversary. That sound confusing? Read on through, it’ll make more sense.
What was wrong with the last two Fantastic Four movies? Was it the casting? The script? The direction? Perhaps it was the location, which might help explain why 20th Century Fox is moving the production location of its upcoming Fantastic Four reboot from Vancouver, B.C. to Louisiana.
According to The Wrap, Fox has signed on the dotted line to bring the superhero project to the Bayou State because some sweet tax incentives the state’s legislature recently passed. Film production has been a huge boon to the area following the dual disasters of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, bringing hundreds of millions of dollars into a state that really needed the cast. Louisiana’s tax incentive for film and television production has also attracted the latest edition of Pirates of the Caribbean to the area. Both Pirates and the Fantastic Four have 2015 release dates.
So we know that Fantastic Four will start shooting in Louisiana sometime in September, and we know that Josh Trank (Chronicle) is directing, but who is going to play the four: Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch and the Thing? Well, rumors of Michael B. Jordan and Allison Williams remain, but they also remain rumors. Still, if the studio’s booking locations, then they must be confident that they’ll have a cast nailed down on time.
More news as it develops.
Source: Comic Book Movie
The CW’s superhero drama Arrow has been making merry sport mining the DC Universe for potential enemies and allies for its young Emerald Archer. Next villain up for bids is Firefly, the pyromaniac with wings who typically plagues Batman, will soon be stopping by Starling City to get something started – like a fire.
In this episode, which is entitled “Burned,” Firefly is recast as a former firefighter who was severely burned on the job and apparently he decides to take out his rage on the issue by setting a few fires of his own. Firefly will be played by Andrew Dunbar, who you’ll recognize from other Vancouver-area shot sci-fi series like Battlestar Galactica and Stargate Universe.
Below is a photo gallery from the episode released by The CW. “Burned” will serve as Arrow’s midseason premiere when the show returns on January 16 at 8 pm ET/PT .