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 before Fantastic Four opened, most fans felt something didn't smell right. And when it arrived in theaters this past August, it was declared dead on arrival. The superhero reboot stands as one of the biggest bombs of 2015. And during that first week of release, there was a lot of finger pointing as the director and studio played the blame game. Now, one of the stars of the movie has come forward to offer his take on the situation.
Victor Von Doom, who starts out as part of Reed Richard's team before being abandoned in another dimension only to return as a super villain, was one of the film's few highlights. Though he was barely in the movie. And his climatic fight at the end was truncated due to reshoots. The actor will return in Warcraft next summer. We can only hope that's not another massive failure. Though, the recent released trailer has not been accepted with open arms. At this time, 20th Century Fox has not canceled The Fantastic Four 2. It is firmly holding onto that summer 2017 release date. Hard to believe, we know. But perhaps the studio is waiting to see how the movie fares on the home market before making a final decision about it's fate.Read More
Here's a rumor that was quickly shot down. Earlier this morning, Den of Geeks claimed that Marvel and Disney had won back the rights to the Fantastic Four franchise. But now, EW's Anthony Breznican has managed to contact both 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios. And guess what? They are refuting this rumor. Simply stated: It's not true! Of course, the same thing was said about Spider-Man joining the MCU when that Sony rumor broke. Here we are, almost a year later, and Peter Parker will be making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War.
That's to say, it still might happen! The original rumor claimed that Marvel and Disney were planning a Fantastic Four reboot for 2020. That it would be a part of their Phase 4 line-up of superhero movies. Just last week, Disney had announced 3 mystery movies under the Marvel banner. Of course Fantastic Four was going to be one of them. Right? This all came after Marvel boss Kevin Feige stated publicly that his team has a contingency plan in place should any outsourced comic titles come back into their possession. Alas, for now, Marvel's first family is still housed at Fox.Read More
UPDATE: Marvel and Fox have refuted this rumor...For now. Here is the original story: Is it true? Has Marvel struck a deal with 20th Century Fox that sees them getting the rights back to the Fantastic Four franchise? And is Marvel and Disney planning a new movie for 2020? That's the rumor Den of Geeks is running with this morning. And it's news that has been heavily speculated since the Fantastic Four reboot opened this past August, becoming one of the biggest bombs of the year. Though, how http://movieweb.com/fantastic-four-2-20th-century-fox-commitment/Marvel and Fox reached the deal, if true, is a little unexpected.
Yesterday, we reported that there are two X-Men live-action TV shows happening, with Marvel and Fox collaborating on each. Hellfire is coming from the Fox Network and centers on the notorious billionaire's gang and longtime rival of the X-Men, the Hellfire Club. Legion is coming from FX and centers on Professor Xavier's long tormented son. Both shows are set within the X-Men movie universe. An X-Men live-action TV series has been in development for a while, as Fox awaited Marvel's approval to move forward. Now, it seems that only happened once 20th Century Fox allowed the Fantastic Four franchise rights to revert back to Marvel and Disney.Read More
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