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Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:21 am
by TheButcher
Fantastic Four Reboot Casting Call Reveals A Potentially Very Different Origin Tale
Linda Ge wrote:These things aren’t always 100% correct (granted, for the purposes of soliciting auditions from actors, they really don’t have to be), but a new casting call for lead, supporting and background actors for Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot seems to reveal some detailed plot and character descriptions, and they are very different from the traditional comic story – and the 2005 film adaptation – that we are used to.

Here’s what Acting Auditions posted as the official description of the film:

“The Fantastic Four’ will tell the story of two very young friends, Reed Richards and Ben Grimm. After an event transforms the boys, they find themselves empowered with bizarre new abilities. Reed becomes a scientific genius who can stretch, twist and re-shape his body to inhuman proportions. Ben becomes a monstrous, craggy humanoid with orange, rock-like skin and super strength. However, the two end up being owned by the government and used as weapons. But after they mature, two others with powers come into the picture – Sue Storm “The Invisible Girl” and Johnny Storm “The Human Torch.”

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:36 am
by TheButcher
'Fantastic Four': Michael B. Jordan Is On Board, But As Who?
Plot details, shooting location for reboot also confirmed.
Alex Zalben wrote:After months of speculation, we finally have some definitive information on FOX's "Fantastic Four" reboot. As first noticed by a site called Acting Auditions, actor Michael B. Jordan is officially on board the project, reteaming with director Josh Trank ("Chronicle"). In addition, we also have our first rundown of the revised origin for the Marvel superhero team and plot for the movie. But is that the whole story?

First, a little bit of background: Fantastic Four is one of the two properties, along with X-Men, that are licensed by FOX, rather than sitting neatly in the Disney stable. Though the studio has already made one unsuccessful go at the franchise, the movies need to stay in production or the rights revert back to Marvel Studios. Hence a reboot of the property, which has been in development for several years. Jordan has long been rumored to be taking on the part of Johnny Storm, a.k.a. The Human Torch in the movie, but nothing else has been confirmed... Until now.

The first clue came from Louisiana's government entertainment set, which lists productions happening throughout the state. Information for sites like these are usually submitted by production managers seeking permission to shoot in the area, so any info won't just be gleaned from the often unreliable superhero rumors sites. According to them:

"Fox feature film 'Fantastic Four' starring Michael B. Jordan will begin shooting March 24th in Baton Rouge."

Notice that they don't specify what part Jordan will be playing, but that's certainly a smoking gun if we've ever seen one.

The second clue/info on the plot comes from Production Weekly, an industry magazine that lists productions, shooting locations and casting info. According to the Thursday, January 23 issue, "Fantastic Four" is produced by Matthew Vaughn and Kevin Feige; written by Jeremy Slater, Seth Grahme-Smith, and Simon Kinberg; and confirms that Joshua Trank is directing, with the only confirmed cast as Michael B. Jordan (again, without specifying a role).

All of this isn't surprising, but what is, is the plot description:

"Two friends (who end up being Mr. Fantastic and The Thing), starts with them being really young. An event happens at 16 that changes them, instead of being superheroes, they are basically owned by the government and used as weapons. (Miles Teller, Kit Harington and Richard Madden testing for Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic. / Kate Mara and Saoirse Ronan are being tested for Sue Storm/Invisible Woman. / June 19, 2015 release date.)"

For those not familiar with the Fantastic Four's comic book origin, the titular foursome test an experimental rocket, which ends up being bombarded with cosmic rays and granting them amazing powers. Even the "Ultimate Fantastic Four" comic book, which recast the team as teens working in a think tank run by the government, had them all getting their powers together; though this time due to a teleporter accident.\
Point being, perhaps even more radical than the revamped origin of their powers is that the Fantastic Four don't actually get their abilities at the same time.

The other point we'll mention, though this is pure speculation, is that we have actors confirmed as testing for Reed Richards and Sue Storm, but not Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) or Ben Grimm (The Thing). Yes, Jordan has been rumored to be the Human Torch pretty much since this project was announced; but given the plot's focus on the friendship between Reed and Ben, what if he's actually playing The Thing?

It would be a bit of a left turn, but traditionally Johnny is the comic relief of the group, while The Thing is the heart and soul. Given Jordan's increased profile and versatility as an actor, it wouldn't be too surprising to see a switch, with Jordan playing the soulful Thing instead of the jokey Torch. It would also be "interesting" to see whether the notoriously closed minded comic book community would get more upset seeing the African-American Jordan cast as the traditionally Caucasian Johnny Storm, or the traditionally Jewish and Caucasian Ben Grimm.

With shooting beginning shortly (in Baton Rouge on March 24, though it may head to other locations earlier), we should expect some official casting announcements soon.

"Fantastic Four" hits theaters on June 19, 2015.

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:18 am
by TheButcher
'Fantastic Four' Screen Tests: Emmy Rossum, Kate Mara and Miles Teller in the Mix
Michael B. Jordan, who starred in director Josh Trank's "Chronicle," is the only actor attached to the reboot.
Borys Kit wrote:Dr. Doom is said to be the villain of the reboot (the character appeared in Fox’s two previous movies and was played by Julian McMahon). The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision is hearing that the studio is likely to go for a big name and isn’t ruling out switching genders for the role.

AMC's Jon Schnepp Says ANNIHILUS is Main Baddie of FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot?
Just recently, the panel at AMC Theatres Entertainment Company gave a rather indifferent update on the script for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot, which is reportedly done and casting news should hit the web soon.
"I'm actually kind of excited, [Josh] Trank has this perspective of doing a realistic version of the Fantastic Four ...[it depends] on how they deal with Annihilus and other aspects of the script." -Jon Schnepp

YouTube: FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot Finally Nearing Production?

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:25 pm
by TheButcher

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:56 pm
by TheButcher
Exclusive: Jack O'Connell Won't Be Mister Fantastic
No to Fantastic Four; yes to This Is England 1990

The Ultimate Fantastic Four

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:22 am
by TheButcher
‘Fantastic Four’ Cast Revealed
Justin Kroll wrote:After a final rewrite to the script and a long casting process, Fox looks to have assembled the team for its “Fantastic Four” reboot.

Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell will join Michael B. Jordan in the latest installment in the comicbook franchise.

Mara recently closed a deal to play play Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman. While no offer is out yet, Bell is expected to be tapped to play Ben Grimm/The Thing. Teller has an offer to play Reid Richards/Mr. Fantastic, but deal points are a little further away from being completed.

Teller and Mara have been on Fox’s radar since they were expected to test in November — events that were pushed when Simon Kinberg came on for the last polish on the script.

Bell came into the mix after Fox resumed screen tests.

Jordan has been attached for some time to play Johnny Storm/The Human Torch.

Based on the comic “The Ultimate Fantastic Four,” the contemporary update will focus on the characters as young men and women. Josh Trank will helm the pic with Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn and Gregory Goodman serving as producers.

With its four leads on board, Fox will now try to find its villain and hopes to test a handful of actors in the coming weeks.

“The Fantastic Four” is slated to bow June 19, 2015.

Teller is repped by CAA, Mara and Bell are repped by UTA and Jordan is repped by WME.

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:31 am
by TheButcher
Fox Chooses 'Fantastic Four' Reboot Stars
Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Miles Teller are closing deals to star in the superhero reboot.
Borys Kit & Pamela McClintock wrote:Sources tell THR that the studio is making deals with Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell to star in the project that reboots the Marvel superheroes. Josh Trank is directing.

Fantastic Four was the very first comic produced by the Marvel Comics’ 1960s golden age and featured a brilliant scientist, his pilot best friend, his girlfriend and her brother who are turned into heroes Mr. Fantastic, The Thing, Invisible Girl and the Human Torch. They fought aliens and monsters but their arch-foe was Dr. Doom, a onetime roommate of the scientist.

Fox has been working furiously on the reboot (slated for release on June 19, 2015), which almost came together with a cast last fall before rewrites delayed it. The project has gone through its fair share of writers but now has a script execs and filmmakers are happy with. That generated a new round of tests and chemistry reads in earlier in February.

Jordan, who is playing the Human Torch, has been involved with the project for a while as the studio has on option on the actor due to his starring in the found footage sci-fi hit Chronicle, also directed by Trank. (Jordan’s involvement, first revealed last year, initially rankled comic purists since the character, Johnny Storm, is a blonde-haired white young man but is being reconceived in this version.)

Mara won the role of Sue Storm aka Invisible Girl via a round of screentests previously reported by THR.

The come-from-behind actor here is Bell, who emerged as the choice for the role of Ben Grimm, aka the forceful rockman named The Thing after initial tests failed to produce a candidate execs could agree on.

Teller, meanwhile, would play Reed Richards, aka the stretchable Mr. Fantastic, but that’s if scheduling issues can be worked out. Teller is coming off starring in the Sundance hit Whiplash but even before then was emerging as an in-demand actor. The Jim Belushi biopic which is due to shoot this spring is one of the projects vying for his attention.

This is Fox’s second round of making a Fantastic Four franchise. The first round, which consisted of two movies, released in 2005 and 2007, and saw Ioan Gruffudd play Richards, Jessica Alba as Sue Storm/Invisible Girl, Chris Evans as the Johnny Storm and Michael Chiklis as Grimm.

The new cast may not be household names or A-listers but in terms of a next gen "best of" class it can’t be beat. Teller is on the rise and fielding multiple offers, Jordan is nominated for an Indie Spirit for his acclaimed work in Fruitvale Station, and Mara has cachet due to co-starring in House of Cards. Brit thespian Bell is one of the stars of Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac.

The Ultimate Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:51 am
by TheButcher
Fox Finally Finds Its ‘Fantastic Four’; Jamie Bell Poised to Play The Thing (Exclusive)
“House of Cards” star Kate Mara will play Sue Storm opposite Michael B. Jordan in Josh Trank’s highly-anticipated comic book movie
Jeff Sneider wrote:Has 20th Century Fox found its “Fantastic Four?” It sure seems that way, as Hollywood was buzzing Wednesday with news that Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell are nearing deals to star in the studio’s reboot of the popular comic book franchise, multiple individuals familiar with the superhero movie have told TheWrap.

20th Century Fox had no comment, while representatives for Teller, Mara and Bell did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Insiders with knowledge of the drawn-out casting process have told TheWrap that Bell is in heavy discussions to play Ben Grimm, aka The Thing. Bell’s name has never been mentioned in connection with the coveted superhero role, though it certainly makes sense as he has experience with motion-capture performances, having starred in Steven Spielberg’s “The Adventures of Tintin.” However, there is no official deal in place for Bell yet.

Jordan is set to play Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, while Mara is in final negotiations to play his sister Sue Storm, aka the Invisible Woman. It remains unclear how the film will explain their relationship as siblings — whether one will be adopted or if they share a parent.

Teller is the studio’s top choice to play team leader Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic, and while the “Whiplash” star is eager to tackle the role, there is a significant obstacle that must be overcome first.

Teller plays Peter in the upcoming tentpole “Divergent” and has a deal to reprise his role in the sequel “Insurgent,” which is expected to start production in Louisiana at the same time as “Fantastic Four.” If his shooting dates can’t be worked out with “Insurgent” studio Lionsgate/Summit, the role of Mr. Fantastic may have to be recast.

While one studio source cautions that chemistry between the four actors is vital to the casting process and if Teller’s deal doesn’t close, it could affect the casting of The Thing, another insider told TheWrap that Bell is unlikely to be impacted by Teller’s casting.

Jordan and Teller recently co-starred in “That Awkward Moment” and are planning to reteam with director Tom Gormican on an untitled heist movie in development at Warner Bros.

Mara and Bell share their own history, as both are attached to star in the indie boxing movie “Fighting Jacob,” which coincidentally is being produced by Jordan’s manager Kenny Goodman.

Josh Trank (“Chronicle”) is directing the “Fantastic Four” reboot, which Fox will release on March 6, 2015.

Re: The Ultimate Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:20 pm
by TheButcher
The Hollywood Reporter:
Why Fox's 'Fantastic Four' Needs to Ignore Its Comic Book Past (Analysis)
Purists may be outraged, but that's fine. There's no way to make a "Fantastic Four" movie that remains faithful to the original comic today.
Graeme McMillan wrote:Let's get the most obvious thing out of the way first: a core cast of Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Miles Teller suggests that whatever problems Fox's Fantastic Four reboot might have, the quality of the acting won't be one of them. Unfortunately, that just leaves everything else to worry about.

Fantastic Four has historically proven to be, against all odds, a difficult property to get right. The comic book has been, at best, a mid-level seller for Marvel for decades now, no matter the writers and artists attached -- the most recent series written by New York Times bestseller Matt Fraction ended its run with an estimated 28,000 orders in the U.S. at a time when successful titles sell four times that amount; for comparison, Avengers World #1, the big Avengers release from the same month had 86,000 orders -- and previous attempts to take the team into other media have met with middling critical and commercial success at best.

On the one hand, this shouldn't be the case. The core concept of the characters, as created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1961's Fantastic Four #1, is that of a family of adventurers constantly exploring in search of novelty, of new adventures and discoveries. As an engine for stories, that should be almost inexhaustible, with the interpersonal relationships within the group -- a scientist, his girlfriend (later wife), her brother and a curmudgeonly best friend to all three -- balancing out however esoteric and theoretical the "new" McGuffin ends up being. Something for everyone, right?

Except that, in execution, Fantastic Four has consistently been plagued by the very opposite of its concept. While the team search out the new, the concept has become haunted by its past, with every new incarnation of the idea continually compared with Lee and Kirby's original stories and, worse, found wanting.

For comic book fans, the Lee/Kirby Fantastic Four is an almost holy text. Running 102 issues of the monthly comic book (and six accompanying annuals), it was an endlessly inventive comic book that threw out new characters and ideas with a restlessness that seems almost impossible to imagine today. New villains, allies, alien races and alternate dimensions appeared fully-formed each issue, with the series offering a compelling momentum that consistently drove everything forward.

(Whereas Sony has to mine the ranks of villains to build out multiple franchises from its Spider-Man license, the problem Fox faces with expanding Fantastic Four into a series of movie series is more likely to be which concept to choose for exploration. The Silver Surfer? The Kree or Skrulls, a pair of warring alien races? The Inhumans, the Negative Zone, the Microverse? That's saying nothing about such characters as the Black Panther or Adam Warlock, both of which the studio may be able to lay claim to considering their first appearances in issues of Fantastic Four.)

The problem turned out to be, Lee and Kirby did their jobs too well. No-one and nothing that has followed the pair on a Fantastic Four property has managed to come close to matching their invention, nor their wit and verve in execution of the storytelling. Worse still, fans have responded most favorably to versions of the characters that hew closely to the template that Lee and Kirby created. Somehow, without anyone wanting it to happen, the characters who should be about seeking out new frontiers have become a nostalgia act.

It runs counter to everything we've come to expect from super hero films -- especially Fox's super hero output, which differs from Marvel's, Sony's and Warner Bros' in that the studio has started to directly adapt existing comic book storylines outside of origin stories -- but the best chance of true success that the Fantastic Four movie has is to ignore the comic book as much as possible. Take the basic template and the spirit of those first 100-odd issues, but otherwise start afresh and try something new.

Purists may be outraged, but they're already there, complaining about a black Human Torch or an Invisible Woman who's older than the rest of the team. That's fine. There's no way to make a Fantastic Four movie that remains faithful to the original comic today, anyway; the team's original origin centered around the characters trying to beat the Russians into orbit with one character saying "We've got to take that chance… unless we want the Commies to beat us to it!" with worrying sincerity.

We've already seen what a Fantastic Four movie that tries to recreate the comic book is like, in 2005. We've also seen what director Josh Trank can do with superhero tropes when he doesn't have to worry about pre-existing continuity or expectations. The best thing Fox can hope for from the Fantastic Four reboot is that Trank follows his instincts, and doesn't try and give the audience what it thinks it wants.

If nothing else, he's got a cast that can back him up, no matter what.

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:27 pm
by TheButcher
After the Casting: 10 Things THE FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot Needs To Work
Graeme McMillain wrote:No Costumes
I know, I know -- people want to see the blue jumpsuits with the "4" icon on them. Something that should be remembered about the FF, however, is that they're not really super heroes -- they're adventurers whose adventures sometimes include saving the world or dealing with super villains. Bearing that in mind, why not do away with the increasingly convoluted explanations necessary to get cinematic heroes in outfits similar to their comic counterparts and just allow the FF to wear whatever they want? As the latest Fantastic Four relaunch demonstrates, it's not even as if the comic book version of the characters have stayed faithful to the blue and black look themselves.

Not So Into Darkness
Another trend that Fantastic Four would be well-placed to avoid is towards poe-faced "realism" in superhero movies. The Fantastic Four has never been a convincingly grim nor gritty comic book, and trying to treat this movie even as seriously as Marvel has taken the Iron Man or Captain America movie franchises could weigh down the series a little bit too much. This summer's Guardians of the Galaxy teases a brighter, more fun superhero movie. Let's see Fantastic Four follow in those space-age footsteps.

Mad Science
At its heart, Fantastic Four is a science-fiction series. Not only is the team's origin is a spin on the then-popular "science goes wrong" idea, almost all of the best stories from the series can be reduced down to SF tropes more easily that superhero ones: An experiment goes awry, an alien invades, and so on. I'm not suggesting that the movie Fantastic Four divorces itself entirely from the superhero genre -- it is the most successful genre in movies right now, after all -- but it would do to remember that Fantastic Four has never really been a series about people who fight crime. It's about something bigger than that.

Something New
For its first 100+ issues -- the Stan Lee/Jack Kirby issues that set the tone for the series, and remain its high-water mark -- the Fantastic Four was all about the shock of the new. Lee and Kirby were astonishingly inventive, tossing off new characters and concepts seemingly without effort. As an adaptation, the movie won't necessarily have the same ability to amaze with new ideas and new concepts, but nevertheless, that doesn't stop us hoping that there will be something unexpected and unseen on offer when the movie eventually materializes.

A Jack Kirby Cameo
Admittedly, this might be slightly more difficult than the traditional Marvel creator cameo method of "sticking Stan Lee in the background of a scene somewhere with one line of dialogue." However, Fantastic Four was Kirby's book in as many ways -- more ways, perhaps -- as it was Lee's, and it would be fitting to see that recognized somewhere in the movie itself. Jack gave everything to the series, and re-energized an entire genre (an entire medium) in the process. Let's see the movie take note of that (and, yes, Stan should be in this one, too).

More than any other ongoing superhero series, Fantastic Four should be about what's next, what's around the corner and in the future. It's not simply that Reed Richards is a futurist -- Tony Stark's Iron Man has that excuse as well, after all -- but that the characters have been shown to be continually excited about the possibilities of what lies ahead, racing to meet it. Wouldn't it be great to have a movie that ended not with a post-credit sequence teasing another film in the franchise, but the characters simply heading off to continue a career of endless adventures…?

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:34 pm
by Ribbons
TheButcher wrote:NEWSARAMA:
After the Casting: 10 Things THE FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot Needs To Work
Graeme McMillain wrote:Not So Into Darkness
Another trend that Fantastic Four would be well-placed to avoid is towards poe-faced "realism" in superhero movies. The Fantastic Four has never been a convincingly grim nor gritty comic book, and trying to treat this movie even as seriously as Marvel has taken the Iron Man or Captain America movie franchises could weigh down the series a little bit too much. This summer's Guardians of the Galaxy teases a brighter, more fun superhero movie. Let's see Fantastic Four follow in those space-age footsteps.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't both Fantastic Four movies that preceded this gritty reboot try to be "bright" and "fun"? Suggesting that they do the thing they already did doesn't seem like a very helpful blueprint for fixing the series, but I'll give this Graeme McMillain guy points for his moxie.

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:33 am
by TheButcher
'The Fantastic Four' Reboot Is Not a Comedy Promises Producer
Matthew Vaughn goes onto explain that this will be a true reboot of the Marvel property, and has nothing to do with the previous two movies.
Brian Gallagher wrote:Now that the main cast members are in place for The Fantastic Four, many fans are wondering how 20th Century Fox is approaching this take on these classic Marvel characters. While we still have no confirmed story details yet, producer Matthew Vaughn revealed in a recent interview with Empire Magazine that the reboot is most certainly not a comedy, and that this has nothing to do with the 2005 version of Fantastic Four or its sequel.
"Its a total reboot, that's for sure. It's got nothing to do with the other bloody ones. It's not stretchy guy and a guy running around in rock that looks like it's made of polystyrene. And its not a comedy."

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:10 am
by TheButcher
Miles Teller on What Appealed to Him About The Fantastic Four Reboot
The Divergent star will play Reed Richards in the Fox film.
Jim Vejvoda wrote:Teller continued, "I was joking around about a year ago, 'I guess I'll be playing a supehero soon' because that's just the world that we're in, but I think a lot of times it just looks like Hollywood actors in Halloween costumes, you know? And I think what we're going to do with Fantastic Four is going to be very grounded and it made sense to me."

"When I read the script, I didn't feel like I was reading this larger-than-life, incredible supehero tale," he explained. "These are all very human people that end up having to become I guess what is known as the Fantastic Four. So for me it was just a really good story and gives me an opportunity to play something different from my own skin. It's a proper character and that's my favorite stuff to do."

Grim & Gritty Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:37 pm
by TheButcher
Ribbons wrote:
TheButcher wrote:NEWSARAMA:
After the Casting: 10 Things THE FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot Needs To Work
Graeme McMillain wrote:Not So Into Darkness
Another trend that Fantastic Four would be well-placed to avoid is towards poe-faced "realism" in superhero movies. The Fantastic Four has never been a convincingly grim nor gritty comic book, and trying to treat this movie even as seriously as Marvel has taken the Iron Man or Captain America movie franchises could weigh down the series a little bit too much. This summer's Guardians of the Galaxy teases a brighter, more fun superhero movie. Let's see Fantastic Four follow in those space-age footsteps.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't both Fantastic Four movies that preceded this gritty reboot try to be "bright" and "fun"? Suggesting that they do the thing they already did doesn't seem like a very helpful blueprint for fixing the series, but I'll give this Graeme McMillain guy points for his moxie.

From George Koury's The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore:
Page 110:
The Stuff that makes Watchmen radical is not really the stuff that's in the plot. It's not dark treatments of super-heroes--I mean, that had been done before. i mean you could even say that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were going for a gritty, darker treatment of the super-heroes back in 1961 with the Fantastic Four. More shadows in the artwork, kind of depressed slum dwellings in the backgrounds, more realistic dialogue and character interaction.

Alan Moore

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:31 pm
by TheButcher
Fox Looking To Dump Fantastic Four Director, Screenplay And Recast, Six Months Before They Are Due To Shoot
Rich Johnston wrote:I’ve learnt from a rather well-connected source that, as the title says, Fox has dumped Fantastic Four director Josh Trank and the script by Simon Kinberg and are actively looking for replacements. Six months before they are due to shoot, for 2015 release.

Oh, yes, and there are now casting issues from the studio too.

No I don’t know any more. Isn’t that enough?

I know. Maybe they could ask their Official Consultant, Mark Millar…

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:23 pm
by TheButcher

‘Fantastic Four’ Rumor Buster: Fox Has Fired the Director, Ditched the Script and Wants to Recast the Movie?
Mike Sampson wrote:UPDATE: For what it’s worth, we spoke to some high-level studio sources who flatly denied the below report and stated it’s “not at all” true. Filming is still scheduled to begin on April 21 and Trank himself is on set right now.

Rich Johnston wrote:UPDATE: Screen Crush cites high level Fox sources denying this story. However we remain confident in our source. Bleeding Cool suggests that if Fox really would like to stomp on the rumour, they stop approaching folk to replace the director.

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:24 am
by TheButcher
So, About That Fantastic Four Movie
Rich Johnston wrote:So Bleeding Cool ran a story on Friday, that Fox had been speaking to prominent movie directors and screenwriters, asking them if they’d be willing to take over the currently-in-pre-production Fantastic Four for a new shoot in six months. Which would mean new script, new director and recasting.

Our sources were impeccable. By which we mean those who had actually been approached by Fox for this gig.

We ran the story and there was a pretty much immediate spinback from Fox via Screen Crush. Massive denial. Covered by all sorts of folks.

We are in no doubt that Fox are going ahead with their current production plans with Fantastic Four.

Right now. But, last week we were also in no doubt that they’d been looking to junk it all. And these aren’t mutually exclusive notions.

It’s quite possible that no one they approached said yes. Bleeding Cool knows, directly, of two big names who said no.


Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:10 pm
by TheBaxter
unless they choose to reveal their sources, it amounts to a he-said-he-said situation. not news unless they make it news.

Re: Fantastic Four Franchise

PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:55 pm
by TheButcher
Bleeding Cool:
Fox Looking To Dump Fantastic Four Director, Screenplay And Recast, Six Months Before They Are Due To Shoot

Fox Sets Dates for 'Wolverine,' 'Fantastic Four' Sequels
The studio also announces a mystery Marvel film for 2018.
Aaron Couch wrote:20th Century Fox is making it's Marvel properties a foundation of its upcoming slate and has announced a release date for a Fantastic Four movie before the first has even begun shooting.

The studio announced The Fantastic Four 2 will open July 14, 2017, while an untitled Wolverine film will open March 3, 2017. Fox has also slated an untitled Marvel film for July 13, 2018.

Fox owns the rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises, so the mystery 2018 Marvel film could draw from either of those. It's not unthinkable that the project might even be a crossover between the two.

Fox also announced a release date for Liam Neeson starrer Taken 3, slating it for Jan. 9, 2015. An unnamed Ridley Scott film is set for March 4, 2016.

Bleeding Cool was right. Fox is looking for a new director and screenplay!

Bleeding Cool:
Sequels To Fantastic Four, The Wolverine, A Mystery Fox-Marvel Movie And Secret Ridley Scott Film All Get Release Dates
Maybe this explains a thing or two. And I think you know which thing or two I mean.

CinemaCon 2014: Fantastic 4our Reboot

PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:43 am
by TheButcher

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:31 pm
by TheButcher
Fox Casts Doctor Doom Villain in 'Fantastic Four' Reboot
UPDATED: Fox already likes the actor since it cast him in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which is riding a wave of good buzz from last week’s CinemaCon.

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:33 pm
by TheButcher
Toby Kebbell to Play ‘Fantastic Four’ Villain Doctor Doom (EXCLUSIVE)
Justin Kroll wrote:Fox has zeroed in on newcomer Toby Kebbell to play the “Fantastic Four” team’s arch nemesis Victor von Doom, aka Doctor Doom.

The role was chased by several rising stars, including Jack Huston and Domhnall Gleeson, before Fox targeted the ”Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” thesp.

If a deal makes, Kebbell would join Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell in the reboot that plans to shoot this spring. Fox had no comment.

Based on the Marvel comic “The Ultimate Fantastic Four,” the contemporary update will focus on the characters as young men and women. Josh Trank will helm the pic with Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn and Gregory Goodman serving as producers.

“The Fantastic Four” is slated to bow June 19, 2015. A second installment is due in summer 2017.

Kebbell, whose long list of strong supporting roles include “War Horse,” “The East” and Legendary’s upcoming adaptation of “Warcraft,” is repped by CAA and Independent Talent Group.

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:05 am
by TheButcher
Toby Kebbell will don Dr. Doom's mask for 'Fantastic Four'
Josh Trank certainly isn't making the easy choices for this one
McWeeny wrote:I am flat-out baffled by the casting for "Fantastic Four," but that may not be a bad thing.

While I've seen several films that Toby Kebbell has appeared in, one moment really stands out, and that was in the brilliant episode of the English anthology show "Black Mirror" called "The Entire History Of You." That one performance is enough to convince me that Kebbell's got the goods, and he's certainly been busy the last few years.

He's appeared in big studio films like "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," "Prince of Persia," and "Wrath Of The Titans," and he's appeared in plenty of smaller movies like "The East," "RocknRolla," "Dead Man's Shoes," and Ridley Scott's "The Counselor." Like the rest of Trank's cast, he's someone who is recognizable but not "famous," and he seems like a guy who is poised to break through in something, and playing one of the most famous of the Marvel villains in a giant movie seems like it could be that role for him.

Kebbell's going to be in "Dawn Of The Planet of The Apes" this summer, so it looks like Fox is happy with his work there. When I say I'm baffled about the casting, it's because there is no movie star in the cast that's been announced so far, and there's nothing simple about the way they've cast it. Trank could have gone out and tried to find people who look exactly like the typical versions of these characters, but it feels like he's building a cast he likes based on who they are and how they play off of each other instead. He's making strong choices, and those choices may drive fans crazy right now, but until we actually see the cast together and see how they approach these characters, there's nothing to really react to. I've seen plenty of editorializing about the choices he's made, but at least he's making definitive choices. I'd much rather see a film from a guy who loves the characters and who wants to challenge people's ideas of who they are than just see some flashy fan service. If Fox is going to try this series again, then let's see something we don't expect.

"Fantastic Four" is set for release June 19, 2015.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:02 am
by TheButcher

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:06 am
by TheButcher
Why the New ‘Fantastic Four’ Movie Will Be a Hit for Fox
Daniel Kline wrote:The last attempt to launch a Fantastic Four franchise by Twentieth Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOX ) was brought down not by a super villain but by something that has defeated countless films -- bad timing.

The movie with its light, playful tone, bright colors, and cast of vaguely familiar mostly TV stars was released on July 8, 2005, three weeks after Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins changed public perception as to what a superhero film could be. That meant that while public interest in the Fantastic Four characters was high, the actual film was sure to disappoint and kill the franchise before it even started. It's similar to how the rise of Nirvana made '80s hair metal bands look insincere. There was nothing wrong with Fantastic Four but it was a pre-Batman Begins living in a post Batman Begins world.

With its upcoming reboot of the franchise, Fox has a chance to reach the Fantastic Four fans who turned out for the first movie but were disappointed enough to lose interest and send its sequel to lower overall box office.

Fantastic Four was a hit last time

While the 2005 movie was not the hit Fox may have hoped for, it actually did almost as well as Batman Begins, taking in $330 million in global box office while the Dark Knight's film took in $374 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. Four also had an estimated $100 million budget to Batman's $150 million, IMDB reported. Neither was The Avengers, but both Fantastic Four and Batman Begins were successful.

Where things went wrong was 2007's Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, which kept most of the now clearly out-of-tune elements from the first movie, taking in only $289 million globally. By comparison, the second Batman film, The Dark Knight, crossed the billion-dollar mark at the global box office.

The cast is not a problem

There has been a fair amount of Internet chatter over the decision to cast Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch because the comic book version of Storm is not black, which Jordan is. The character is also the brother of Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, who will be played by the decidedly white Kate Mara. Though this particular story line "problem" can be explained away easily enough (mixed-race parents, adoption) the controversy should help the new film. If there was any audience question that the 2015 Fantastic Four is a reboot -- not a sequel -- some fanboy casting outrage will take care of that.

More important than the controversy is that the first film had only one semi-legitimate movie star in the core cast -- Jessica Alba, who is more a famous person who appears in movies than a movie star. The rest of the previous Four and the villain, Dr. Doom, were played by either unknowns (Chris Evans as The Human Torch well before his Captain America fame) or established TV actors, like Michael Chiklis who played The Thing.

The new movie will star Miles Teller, Jamie Bell, Mara, and Jordan who are either rising movie stars (with Jordan's career being particularly ascendant) or edgy stars of breakout hits (Mara stars in Netflix's (NASDAQ: NFLX ) House of Cards). The cast of the first movie felt like it was a well-stocked TV movie of the week, whereas the new film has a cast that makes it feel like an event film -- a young, hip take on The Avengers cast.

"The new cast may not be household names or A-listers, but in terms of a next-generation 'best of class,' it can't be beat," The Hollywood Reporter wrote when the casting became public.

Fantastic Four will be a hit

When the first FF film was released it was not only pre-Batman trilogy, it was also pre-Iron Man. The public demand for and acceptance of big-ticket superhero films has grown exponentially. Avengers did $1.5 billion in global box office -- and as long as your movie does not star The Hulk, north of $400 million has become common for superhero films. The first Fantastic Four showed that the public has an interest in these characters and if that film had been better -- or even released a few months sooner -- it might have been closer to a $500 million hit.

Rise of the Silver Surfer only doing slightly worse than its predecessor showed that even after a failed first film there was public interest in the adventures of these characters. That audience will come out to sample the reboot and if the movie is good it will be a hit. Of course a bad movie can spike the series, but with the cast in place and the wealth of stories in the FF universe available, it seems likely that Fox will deliver a movie that's true to the characters but not as instantly dated as the previous film instantly was.

As is often the case, my colleague Jake Mann disagrees with me, going so far as to claim it could kill the comic-book movie craze.

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:10 am
by TheButcher
The ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Could Kill the Comic-Book Movie Craze
Jake Mann wrote:The comic book movie craze unofficially began in the summer of 2000, when X-Men hit theaters. By the time the Tobey Maguire-led Spider-Man trilogy ended seven years later, audiences were hooked. What followed were groundbreaking films like The Dark Knight and Iron Man, disappointments like Green Lantern, and even a comedy starring Seth Rogen as The Green Hornet.

More recently, Disney (NYSE: DIS ) and Marvel have raised the bar with their cinematic universe, but nothing lasts forever. Whether it's the recent lack of Westerns or influx of zombies, pop culture, and Hollywood in particular, often experience ebbs and flows when it comes to subject matter. So maybe it's time to ask: When will the comic book movie craze end?

The movie that could end it all

In this genre, the four horsemen of the apocalypse might arrive in the form of Mr. Fantastic, the Thing, the Invisible Woman, and the Human Torch -- the members of the Fantastic Four. Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA ) is rebooting the franchise, and plans to release the first installment next summer.

The original Fantastic Four debuted in 2005, and made a respectable $330 million on a budget of $100 million. But critical reviews were awful -- a 27% approval rating, per Rotten Tomatoes -- and the sequel, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, was equally bad quality-wise.

The reboot, tentatively titled The Fantastic Four, promises a younger look at the super group. Kate Mara of House of Cards fame, and Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller of That Awkward Moment have already signed on to star, with Josh Trank, best known for 2012's Chronicle, set to direct.

What could go wrong?

It's easy to think the original films' financial success means the reboot is headed for blue skies. Fellow Fool Daniel Kline uses this logic to project that The Fantastic Four "will be a hit," but he ignores a sign of potential doom: superhero fatigue.

The 2003 version of Hulk, for example, was introduced two decades after Lou Ferrigno's reign as the green guy ended. Superman Returns came 19 years after Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Even Chris Evans' Captain America appeared much later than his early '90s straight-to-video peer.

The Fantastic Four, on the other hand, is scheduled for release less than 10 years after the first iteration hit theaters. And that film's most entertaining protagonist -- Evans (far left in the picture above) -- now embodies one of The Fantastic Four's biggest competitors. As the length of time between originals and reboots continues to shrink, it's possible movie-goers will simply grow bored. Or perhaps more likely, fans will refuse to accept new faces in the same roles they can remember other actors playing.

Superhero fatigue is arguably what derailed The Wolverine's debut last year, and similar complaints were levied against The Amazing Spider-Man. While fans still showed up in droves to see those movies, both had quality, well-recieved predecessors to generate buzz. All Fox's reboot has is the bad taste Fantastic Four left in critics' mouths the first time around.

The larger plan

As Io9 wrote recently, Fox's ultimate goal is to create a "megafranchise" by following the blueprint Disney and Marvel have created. The company's rights allow it to combine mutants with The Fantastic Four, but at the box office, the X-Men are hardly the Avengers.

Of the world's highest grossing movies, two Marvel films (Iron Man 3 and The Avengers) are among the top five. The X-Men aren't even represented in the top 100. Although talk of a Wolverine cameo in The Fantastic Four makes for good press, it's silly to pretend Fox has the ability to craft its own version of Marvel's Cinematic Universe. The X-Men are a very, very poor man's version of The Avengers.

Io9 said it best:
The MCU has built excitement from film to film, partly based on the idea that they're all one cohesive storyline ... and the X-Men movies, basically, already have the most laughable continuity you could imagine. Try to reconcile the original trilogy with the Wolverine origins film and First Class — you can't. These films were made by people who see continuity as a shorthand for "Hugh Jackman always shows up."

Looking ahead

A final, potentially damning factor that may affect The Fantastic Four is competition. As of now, the movie is set to be released in the same summer as Marvel's Ant-Man, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mad Max: Fury Road, Fast and the Furious 7, Terminator: Genesis, and The Bourne Identity 5, and in the same month as Jurassic World.

With Star Wars: Episode VII coming out that winter, it's possible 2015 will be the biggest year for movies ever -- not what I'd want to contend with if I were Fox, regardless of the problems detailed above.

At the end of the day, though, superhero fatigue is this genre's gravest danger. And as more studios try to craft "megafranchises," the level of risk will only intensify. Anything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has a bright future, but for the sake of all other comic book movies to come, The Fantastic Four needs to get it right because eventually, audiences might stop paying for garbage.

If that happens, and trust is lost between filmmakers and their fans, the comic book movie craze could be over ... for good.

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:30 pm
by TheButcher

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:22 am
by TheButcher
Kate Mara Doesn't Seem To Know Too Much About FANTASTIC FOUR
During an interview with IGN, the Transcendence actress is quizzed about her upcoming role in Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot. Don't expect many details though..because she apparently doesn't know any! Mara isn't even sure if she'll be wearing a costume or not.

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:17 am
by Spandau Belly
TheButcher wrote:Mara isn't even sure if she'll be wearing a costume or not.

So they're going with a more adult-oriented approach? Saving the world in the buff worked for Dr Manhattan.

FF Reboot

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:28 pm
by TheButcher
Spandau Belly wrote:
TheButcher wrote:Mara isn't even sure if she'll be wearing a costume or not.

So they're going with a more adult-oriented approach? Saving the world in the buff worked for Dr Manhattan.

That's right. The movie title is now FF. FF meaning Full Frontal.

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:18 pm
by TheButcher
Fox Has No Plans to Cross X-MEN & FANTASTIC FOUR!?!?
Mark Reilly wrote:According to a well placed source of ours close to the production of FF, Fox has NO PLANS to cross the universes together. That’s right, we can finally put the rumors to rest. It ain’t happening. At least… not yet.

According to our source, Fox REALLY wants FANTASTIC FOUR to stand on its own without having to bring in some X-Men to help the movie along. Our source confirms there’s not even a whisper of this happening because, as mentioned, Fox wants FF to do well enough to warrant another sequel and then another and so on and so forth.

Re: Grim & Gritty Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:36 am
by TheButcher
Josh Wilding wrote:Talking to Crave Online at WonderCon yesterday, Simon Kinberg was quizzed by the site about how the tone of Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four will differ to that of Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, both of which were rubbish light comedies. "It’s a much more grounded, gritty, realistic movie than the last couple movies," the X-Men: Days of Future Past writer and producer revealed. "If I had to say, the tone of it would be somewhere on the spectrum between Spider-Man and Chronicle. The other movies were even further on the spectrum of being goofy and fun than Spider-Man." That sounds like the right sort of direction to take the reboot in and is a good sign that we'll see elements from both the 616 and Ultimate versions.

Now, depending on which of the Spider-Man franchises you prefer, that will either be very good or bad news. When asked to clarify, Kinberg quickly emphasised the fact that he was referring to the Sam Raimi helmed movies. "Raimi Spider-Man, yeah, not Amazing Spider-Man. Josh Trank’s instincts are to be as realistic and grounded and real with this stuff as possible. In many ways I would say it’s definitely more of a drama than comedy." He adds, "It’s still in the direction of Spider-Man. It’s not like Dark Knight. And even Chronicle has a lot of fun in it. We’re treating this as the origin of the Fantastic Four so in future movies you’d have them on sort of splashier adventures to some extent but in this one we tried to ground the science as much as possible and make it feel like it could take place in our world before it cantilevers into other worlds."

More From Simon Kinberg On THE FANTASTIC FOUR And Potential X-MEN Crossover
Revealing that Marvel's First Family won't be referred to as the Fantastic Four in the reboot

THE FANTASTIC FOUR To Be A "Coming Of Age" Story; New Details On Age And Origin

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:25 am
by Spandau Belly
Every time I feel like being confused, I read something about these movies.

Now, apparently Sam Raimi's SPIDERMAN movies were "realistic". I know a guy dressed as a goblin flies by my window on a hoverboard every day. Most days when I take the monorail home, a guy with cyborg tentacles derails it and another dude in a spandex unitard shows up and stops the runaway train by leaning against it. I always wonderd why nobody puts everyday stuff like that in movies. When I saw Sam Raimi's SPIDERMAN movies I was so glad to see stuff I could relate to finally put up on screen.

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:28 pm
by Ribbons
He's probably referring to the more human moments, like Peter talking to Aunt May about Uncle Ben's death, or getting fired from his job, or revenge jazz dancing

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:34 pm
by TheButcher
The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show (1997)
Focus Group Guy: [after showing the kids some Itchy & Scratchy cartoons] Okay, how many of the kids would like Itchy & Scratchy to deal with real life problems like the ones you face every day?

[the kids cheer]

Focus Group Guy: And who would like to see them do just the opposite, getting into far-out situations involving robots and magic powers.

[the kid kids cheer again]

Focus Group Guy: So you want a realistic down-to-earth show that's completely off the wall and swarming with magic robots?

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:05 pm
by TheButcher
Michael B. Jordan on 'The Fantastic Four,' Why Sports Matter, and Yes, 'Friday Night Lights'
Samantha Rullo wrote:“Honestly, this is going to be a grounded superhero film,” Jordan says. “It’s very character-driven, action, but I think the key to this film is it’s gonna be grounded. It’s gonna be as relatable as a superhero sci-fi film can be. I think that’s very important to get people to kind of buy into this larger-than-life, larger than this world environment and story.”

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 2:44 am
by TheButcher

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 4:16 am
by TheButcher

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:15 pm
by TheButcher

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 3:00 am
by TheButcher
"The Fantastic Four" Writer Compares Reboot to "Batman Begins," "Iron Man"
Simon Kinberg says director Josh Trank’s franchise reboot is "grounded, real, gritty, and what it would really be like if you went through a transformation and lost control of your body."


PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 4:22 am
by TheButcher


PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:37 pm
by TheButcher
Rob Liefeld Reveals New Details Concerning MARVEL's Shut-Out of FOX
With rumors of Fantastic Four comics being cancelled to hurt the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, Marvel seems to be doing something similar with X-Men in an effort to hurt FOX's revenue from the films.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:47 am
by TheButcher


PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:25 pm
by TheButcher

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:20 am
by TheButcher
John Byrne Explains Why 'Racebending' Doesn't Help THE FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot
Shots fired! While filming has already commenced for the controversial Fantastic Four reboot, the epic racial debates continue across all message boards, including those owned by John Byrne who wrote, penciled & inked Fantastic Four comics for five years.

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:43 am
by TheButcher
Tim Story Talks ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot, ‘More Serious’ Comic Book Films
Josh Wigler wrote:Tim Story’s two Fantastic Four films aren’t exactly fan-favorites, but the director isn’t shying away from talking about his time with Marvel’s First Family, especially considering there’s a reboot on the way.

“Well, it’s weird,” he told Screen Crush, referring to the upcoming Fox reboot. “It kind of makes you feel old! It’s like, ‘Gosh, how old am I?’ But it is the world we’re in. And it’s going to happen when I’m 80 and it will be the fifth installment of the Fantastic Four reboot. Look, it’s what the business has become. I really enjoy the movies that are done well, so I’m definitely not going to go against any of it. What’s great about it is being a fan of movies; I’ve always been it. And it’s fun to watch these, especially when they work.”

Story added that he feels the stark contrast between his Fantastic Four movies and today’s current comic book crowd comes down to tone.

“Look, I don’t want to say only the fanboys, but I’d say the normal audience has just gotten into more serious tone,” he said. “I don’t want to say ‘darker,’ because that doesn’t seem right. But, just a little more straightforward. And I don’t know if that’s come from the videos that kids are playing now or whether it comes from what I consider to be a great medium now, television. It just has a lot of darker stuff. I don’t know where it really comes from, but the tone has gotten a lot edgier and kind of straightforward. It’s going to be interesting just to see, when you think of some of the few superhero movies that may garner a different tone, like an Ant-Man or even with rebooting Fantastic Four. It’s going to be interesting to see if there’s room for that. I just like laughing and when it can make you kind of smile, it just makes the characters a little more accessible. We’ll see what happens.”

Directed by Josh Trank, the Fantastic Four reboot arrives on June 19, 2015.

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:23 pm
by TheButcher

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:24 pm
by TheButcher

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:45 am
by TheButcher
Peven wrote:so Thor is a woman now? bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha :-P :-P I don't ever want to hear a comic book geek complain about how studios don't "respect the source material" when converting comics to the big screen again. :-P :-P

What If The Fantastic Four Film Also Doesn’t Want To Have Anything To Do With The Comics?
Rich Johnston wrote:ComicBookMovie has translated an interview in a recent Esquire, interviewing lead actress Kate Mara, who says,

I’ve never been a fan of comics, I’ve never actually read one. I was going to for this movie but the director said it wasn’t necessary. Well, actually he told us that we shouldn’t do it because the plot won’t be based on any history of anything already published. So I chose to follow his instructions. The one fact is I am a fan of comic book movies, so it’s very exciting to be part of a movie like this.

And without the costumes of the characters ever using the name Fantastic Four, maybe if the comics don’t want anything to do with the film, well, the film doesn’t want to do anything with the comics.

Re: Fantastic Four Reboot

PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:23 pm
by TheButcher
Michael B. Jordan Talks The FANTASTIC FOUR
Micheal B. Jordan AKA the newest Human Torch sat down with MTV and discussed many things regarding the new film. He first talked about how it was when filming the movie and the how he felt while doing his role ,
"Yeah, we have been pretty much in our own world, that’s really the only way we could get a project like this done. It is so massive, so many moving parts, so many moving pieces, things are changing every day."

He then talks about Josh Trank's approach to directing the film,
"Josh’s vision is very clear and he knows exactly what he wants, and he gives us room to adapt and to play. That’s what I kind of think sets us apart, is that this is going to be grounded and unconventional."
Jordan says that this new Fantastic Four movie is not just any typical Film,
"It’s not your typical superhero film, you know, we aren’t looking at this as like, being superheroes."
He then adds,
"We’re more or less a bunch of kids that had an accident and we have disabilities now that we have to cope with, and try to find a life afterwards – try to be as normal as we can."
Micheal also stated that he was not sure if any surprise footage was going to be shown at this year's Comic-con, He says he has
" No clue. I haven’t even seen anything on set, okay? And I’m here."