Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Even the least educated hillbilly living under a rock in Dierks, Arkansas, knows that this summer's Fantastic Four reboot was a monumental bomb. Because of that, many have speculated that the rights to the franchise might revert back to Marvel Studios and Disney. While we have yet to hear that's the case, it sounds like Marvel already has a strong plan in place on how they would utilize their first family of superheroes. In fact, it sounds like they know what they want to do with all of their exiled Marvel titles, should they revert back to the mouse house.
As you can probably tell from the front page of our site, Kevin Feige held a press conference yesterday to celebrate and promote the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron on Blu-ray and DVD next week. He had a lot to say about nearly every aspect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And of course he talked about the new Spider-Man, who is getting a reboot at Sony after appearing in next May's Captain America: Civil War. And though they never really thought they'd get Peter Parker back in their stable as soon as they did, they always had a plan on how to properly use him.Read More
The actress added that she still hasn't seen Fantastic Four yet, adding that but adds that the movie's harsh reviews have made her feel "a little bit gun-shy" about seeing the finished product. She also said that the rest of her cast members "had each other's backs." She added that she's "bummed because we have no idea if we'll ever make another one." Do you think there's any way that 20th Century Fox pulls the trigger on a sequel? Chime in with your thoughts, and stay tuned for more details on Fantastic Four and its possible sequel.
Fantastic Four was released August 7th, 2015.Read More
H.E.R.B.I.E. stands for Humanoid Experimental Robot, B-type, Integrated Electronics, who was first introduced in the 1978 The Fantastic Four animated TV series. The lovable robot was created to take the place of Johnny Storm, a.k.a. The Human Torch, since the character was optioned by Universal for a live action television pilot, which never moved forward. The character was created by original Fantastic Four comic book creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, who later crossed over into the comics themselves.
The The Fantasticar was introduced very early in in the comic book's run, debuting in Fantastic Four #3 in 1962. In the comics, Reed Richards, a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic, created the car, which was able to split into multiple sections that allowed each team member to control their own flying section of the car. While the vehicle didn't show up in 2005's Fantastic Four, it did appear in the 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. H.E.R.B.I.E. wasn't featured in either of those movies, or this recent reboot.Read More
It isn't known when we may hear any official word about whether or not The Fantastic Four 2 will move forward or not, but do you think Tommy Wiseau would be a good candidate to direct? The filmmaker is best known for his cult classic The Room, but it isn't known if he has other projects in development at this time. We'll keep you posted with more updates regarding The Fantastic Four 2.
The Fantastic Four 2 comes to theaters June 9th, 2017.Read More
True believers already know why Fantastic Four was one of this year's biggest bombs. And it all has to do with the magical, mystical powers of Marvel mascot Stan Lee, the man responsible for creating a huge portion of this universe. As it was being released, 20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank did a lot of finger pointing, placing the failure on a great number of things, including each other. Everyone involved took a beating in the press the weeks following Fantastic Four's release this past August. And it's believed that something dubious happened behind-the-scenes that wrecked any chances of franchise glory. But Stan 'The Man' Lee has a much simpler reason why the movie failed.
Of course this is why Fantastic Four failed. No other explanation needed. Josh Trank and 20th Century Fox were so busy fighting amongst themselves, they forgot to bring in the one most important element. The omission of a Stan Lee cameo in Fantastic Four is quite blasphemous, and doesn't make any sense. It's not because the movie is housed at Fox either. Stan Lee had cameos in the previous X-Men movies, and showed up in the 2005 Fantastic Four and it's sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.Read More
A large part of Fantastic Four centers on Planet Zero, the alternate dimension where Mr. Fantastic (Miles Teller), The Human Torch (Michael B. Jordan), The Invisible Woman (Kate Mara) and The Thing (Jamie Bell) receive their powers. During their initial trip to Planet Zero, Victor Domashev gets left behind, transforming him into the villainous Doom. These images offer a much different look at Planet Zero than fans saw in the superhero movie, but, as the artist explained, none of his work was used in the finished product.
There have been several reports about the behind-the-scenes drama on the Fantastic Four set, much of which centers on the reportedly erratic and unprofessional behavior of director Josh Trank. One report revealed that the filmmaker and star Miles Teller almost engaged in a fist fight on the set, but their heated argument never actually came to blows. There have also been reports that the director cut himself off from the cast and crew, and that he would even give actors direction on when to blink and breathe.Read More