Fantastic Four

(2005)

When an experimental space voyage goes awry, four people are changed by cosmic rays. Reed Richards, inventor and leader of the group gains the ability to stretch his body, and takes the name, Mr. Fantastic. His girlfriend, Sue Storm, gains the ability to turn invisible and create force fields, becoming the Invisible Girl. Her little brother Johnny Storm gains the ability to control fire, including covering his own body with flame, like a Human Torch. Pilot Ben Grimm is turned into a super-strong rocky Thing. Together, they use their unique powers to explore the strange aspects of the world, and to foil the evil plans by the likes of Doctor Doom, which is who the villain of this film will be. Even as they deal with the various threats that arise to threaten Earth's peace, the Four must also deal with the pressures of fame as the world's most famous superheroes, and the realities of being a super-powered family.

‘Fantastic Four’ Cast Respond to ‘X-Men’ Crossover Rumors

‘Fantastic Four’ Cast Respond to ‘X-Men’ Crossover Rumors

As it turns out, Bryan Singer was in the same room, answering the same question about a Fantastic Four crossover with X-Men, but nothing was revealed. The 20th Century Fox panel in Hall H is happening right now, so it's possible this rumor will be addressed during either the Fantastic Four or X-Men: Apocalypse portions of the panel. In the meantime, stay tuned for the latest updates on the potential crossover.

Fantastic Four was released July 8th, 2005.

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‘Fantastic Four’: Miles Teller on Mr. Fantastic's Powers

‘Fantastic Four’: Miles Teller on Mr. Fantastic's Powers

While Warner Bros. and DC have tried for years to launch a Plastic Man movie, they still haven't found the right way to do the character justice. Not even with their upcoming slate of superhero films. But Marvel and 20th Century Fox long beat them to the punch with their official Fantastic Four movie way back in 2005. Its true that Mister Fantastic shares some of the same stretching abilities, which were put on display in two sequels. Now a reboot is coming this summer. So what will this new stretchable superhero look like? While we didn't get to see Mister Fantastic go to work in the trailer, actor Miles Teller, who is rebooting the iconic role of Reed Richards, offers an answer.

When will we get to see Reed Richards stretch? Sue turn invisible? Johnny flame on? The frontside of Thing? Hopefully some of these important elements will be revealed in the next trailer. Until then, we'll have to be content with word from the cast and crew. What do you think so far?

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‘Fantastic Four’ Getting a Complete Reboot?

It seems yet another comic book franchise is getting a fresh start. IESB.net has heard word that 20th Century Fox is gearing up for a complete reboot of its Fantastic Four franchise.The franchise is looking to be "less bubble gum" this time round following the Iron Man template, which was a complete success in reviews and box office take but a bit darker when it came to its superhero.

It was also reported that director Tim Story would not return and they will recast the foursome of Mr. Fantastic, The Human Torch, Inivisible Girl, The Thing and Dr. Doom.

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‘Fantastic Four: Extended Edition’ Comes to DVD June 5!

Something Fantastic is coming to DVD June 5!

In a story from DavisDVD, they report that the Fantastic Four: Extended Edition is going to hit DVD on that day from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

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Fox Announces It's First Wave of Blu-ray Titles

Fox has some very big plans for it's Blu-ray Disc roll out.

Representing more than $2 billion in box office and 90 million DVD units sold worldwide, the studio's first eight BD releases are right on target with the BD early adopter and Playstation 3 purchaser. Taking full advantage of the next generation format's high definition technology and advanced Java-based functionality, titles will be presented with the highest quality audiovisual elements including AVC (MPEG4 Compression) and HD "Lossless" Audio (select tracks) and many have unique interactive special features.

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CONTEST: Win ‘Fantastic Four’ On DVD!

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‘Fantastic Four’ Powers it's Way to the Top

According to The Hollywood Reporter, three newly released theatricals - 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment's Fantastic Four, Warner's The Dukes of Hazzard and Universal Studios' Cinderella Man - snagged the top slots on the preliminary national DVD sales chart for the week ending December 11th. But none of the three was strong enough in rental circles to unseat Fox's Mr & Mrs Smith from the top berth on Home Media Retailing's rental chart for the same week.

Fantastic easily took the top spot on VideoScan's First Alert chart after stellar first-day sales that industry insiders peg at 2.4 million units. Hazzard finished a distant second, while Cinderella Man, riding high on Oscar buzz, came in third.

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Turning Into ‘Fantastic Four’'s The Thing

First off, Elizalde said that before any latex is applied everything begins with 2-D illustrations. “After those are approved... they are then combined into one.” He states. After this process of trial and error, they then take the final illustration and it is based on that that the character/creature starts to be created. The second stage in the process has them making a model of the illustration. “This lets us know what we can and can’t do on a human being.” For instance, with the Thing they started with an actual model of Michael Chiklis as a normal personal “and then we build out.” Once this idea has been agreed upon for how the actor will look once he has been “made up,” the third stage sees Elizalde and his team creating a series of “lifecasts.” They essentially take “impressions” of the actor’s entire body and from there “positives are generated” by which the sculptors can begin to sculpt how the character is going to look. The fourth stage involves “molding” these impressions, then they are taken to the Foam Department (stage #5) and the sixth and final stage sees them being handed over to the Paint Department.

Fantastic Four hits DVD stores on December 6th, 2005.

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