Marvel fans hoping to reacquaint themselves with Reed Richards and his Fantastic Four team will have to wait a little longer. 20th Century Fox is extending their lease on the property, with the proposed 2014 reboot now strapped with a March 6th, 2015 release date.
No casting has been announced just yet for Fantastic Four, but Chronicle director Josh Trank is at the helm of this superhero adventure. He will be working from a screenplay written by Michael Green and Jeremy Slater. It isn't known if this will be a straight up origin story, or if the screenplay will be based off a preexisting storyline in the Marvel Universe that kicks off with the team already in place.
Fantastic Four currently has no competition at the box office in the spring of 2015.
In other 20th Century Fox superhero news, it has been announced by the studio that their precious Marvel mutant spin-offs X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Wolverine will both be presented in 3D. Its not clear if X-Men: Days of Future Past will be shot in 3D or converted after the fact. It is assumed that director James Mangold will be converting The Wolverine, as filming is nearly completed and we have yet to hear that they are actually utilizing 3D cameras on set.
20th Century Fox will also be converting the already completed and in post-production adaptation of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters for a 3D release, in theaters this August.
Now lets talk about casting. Who do you hope takes the reigns of The Thing? Who do you picture as the new Sue Storm? What about Reed and Johnny? Should they go all Asian? Maybe all African-American? What will make you mad? What will make you happy? Or should they have quit with Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, realizing this comic book just wasn't meant for the big screen?