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Welcome To Issue 80!
If This Is Your First Time Here: Welcome! This is my weekly column where I talk about superhero movie news, rumors and speculation.
This Week: How are we feeling about Fantastic Four now that we've seen it? And on Agent Carter, are they about to reveal Black Widow's origin story?
Yesterday we were graced with our first look at Josh Trank’s version of Fantastic Four for 20th Century Fox. Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara, Miles Teller and a sometimes rocky Jamie Bell debuted with Chronicle color correction to show off some scientific looking stuff, a rock breaking apart, the Negative Zone and a beam of blue light shooting up into the air. There was also a lengthy Collider interview with Trank and Simon Kinberg where they talked about how this version of the story honors Ff history from Kirby to The Ultimate Universe iteration in the comics. »
You've heard of DVD/Blu-ray director's commentary for feature films; how about for a trailer? A teaser trailer, to be specific. Well, that's what the "Fantastic Four" reboot director, Josh Trank, has done here, accompanied by writer Simon Kinberg, giving you an inside look at the teaser trailer that dropped yesterday. The 20th Century Fox project stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell. Fyi, Trank previously directed Michael B. Jordan in 2013's surprise hit "Chronicle," a kind of superhero origins story that was very much grounded in reality - something that we've heard this "Fantastic »
- Tambay A. Obenson
"...in the 'Fantastic Four'...
"...the team must learn to harness their abilities...
"...and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy..."
"Fantastic Four" is scheduled for release August 7, 2015 in North America with a sequel scheduled to be released June 2, 2017.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Fantastic Four"...
- Michael Stevens
After months of silence, the first trailer for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four debuted this morning. You've probably seen it by now, but in case you haven't, watch it here. The director and writer/producer Simon Kinberg have provided a commentary for the trailer as well as some details on their influences for the film in a new interview, so be sure to check those out if you're interested.
A lot of people have pointed out the similarities between this teaser and a Christopher Nolan movie, citing the "realistic" tone, the contemplative score, and even a shot of a plane that looks very much like a similar shot from The Dark Knight Rises. But since Fantastic Four deals with inter-dimensional travel and has a considerable amount of sci-fi in it, perhaps the most apt comparison is to Nolan's most recent film, Interstellar.
YouTube user GunsAndJR had the same thought, and »
- Ben Pearson
Not too long ago we reported on why Gary Whitta left the upcoming Star Wars spin-off, having finished his work on the script. At the time we have confirmed Slashfilm's report that Simon Kinberg was being brought on to polish things up, and now THR is reporting that Chris Weitz is working on the script:
He will replace Gary Whitta, who exited the Lucasfilm/Disney project earlier this month after he completed a first draft.
While this may seem to contradict our reports from before, that's not necessarily the case. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
We’ve known about the Fantastic Four reboot for quite some time, but that hasn’t stopped it being a mysterious project which, until this week, we knew next to nothing about.
We knew that the cast, director and groundwork of the original 2005 film, and its 2007 sequel Rise Of The Silver Surfer, had been firmly thrown out in favour of a new visual look, some reimagining of the source material and an altogether more modern take on the Marvel comics property. Beyond that, many facets of the film remained a mystery.
Yet the reveal of the new trailer finally gave us a few more specifics. And here's what we know so far...
The behind the scenes team
Even these basic facts are a little complicated. While the question »
Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm) and Writer/Producer Simon Kinberg
Today, the teaser trailer for Fantastic Four was released and director Josh Trank (Chronicle) and writer/producer Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) broke down that teaser trailer. Late last night, Collider released a lengthy interview with the filmmakers and a couple of set photos.
Lots of things in the interview are summed up in a quicker way in the teaser trailer break down. I've pulled three quotes that expand on the creative team's thinking, influences, and marketing tack, so check those out below.
Director Josh Trank
Trank on the film's early negative buzz and why they waited until now to release something.
"I think a lot of that stuff is stemming from the fact that we’ve consciously decided to not release anything official. This isn’t like The Avengers. Even when the first Avengers came out, there »
- Free Reyes
The first teaser trailer for the Fantastic Four reboot has arrived! The superhero movie stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell as the titular quartet and is directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle). Yesterday Trank and screenwriter Simon Kinberg broke their long silence about the movie, revealing a few unexpected details to Collider. The most surprising of the bunch? Trank's biggest influence on the way he made Fantastic Four wasn't a comic line or another brand of superhero movie, it was the dense, difficult sci-fi of director David Cronenberg. "I would say that the science fiction of it is a big thing that sets it apart from most of the other superhero genre films. I’m a huge David Cronenberg fan, and I always viewed Fantastic...
- Christopher Campbell
Earlier today 20th Century Fox released the first trailer for Josh Trank’s reboot of The Fantastic Four (which you can view here), and this afternoon both Trank and writer Simon Kinberg have been speaking exclusively to Empire about the trailer’s debut.
“We live in a time where there’s a required instant gratification from audiences,” says Trank to the magazine. “That’s a fun challenge in terms of putting together this teaser, picking and choosing how much you’re actually giving away.”
Kinberg continued: “What we’re doing is quite different, and we want people to get a sense of it. There is a mystery, and the slow immersion into that is part of the experience of what will ultimately be the movie. We wanted it to feel different and represent what’s unique about the film. It has a little more restraint, maybe, than some other trailers these days. »
- Scott J. Davis
It looks like Disney and Lucasfilm have found a replacement screenwriter for Gary Whitta on Gareth Edwards’ upcoming standalone Star Wars movie, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Chris Weitz has signed on to the mystery project.
Weitz’s credits include his Oscar-nominated script for About a Boy, in addition to the likes of Antz, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, The Golden Compass and the upcoming Cinderella. Rumours had suggested that Simon Kinberg would take over writing duties following Whitta’s decision to leave the project, although obviously there was no truth to those.
The plot for Edwards’ Star Wars movie is being kept tightly under wraps, although online chatter suggests it could centre on bounty hunters, Boba Fett, Han Solo, or a combination of the three. The film is set for release in 2016 and will be Disney’s second Star Wars movie after December’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. »
- Gary Collinson
It was revealed not too long that writer Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli) had left Gareth Edwards’ untitled Star Wars spinoff upon completion of the movie’s first draft. Various sites reported at the time that Simon Kinberg might be brought in as a replacement, but it is in fact Chris Weitz who has landed the job!
Even if the name isn’t familiar, his work should be.
The Academy Award nominated screenwriter’s writing credits include About A Boy and The Twilight Saga: New Moon. He also penned Kenneth Branagh’s (Thor) upcoming live-action remake of classic Disney fairytale Cinderella.
Weitz is also an author (he’s currently working on a new series of Ya novels) and director, and helmed the Oscar nominated A Better Life and The Golden Compass. That’s a varied and impressive CV to say the least!
It’s still not clear what this movie will focus on, »
- Josh Wilding
Watch the new Fantastic Four trailer.
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.
The Fantastic Four was the first superhero team created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby, who developed a collaborative approach to creating comics with this title that they would use from then on. As the first superhero team title produced by Marvel Comics, it formed a cornerstone of the company’s »
- Michelle McCue
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. Fantastic Four stars Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as The Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch, Jamie Bell as The Thing, and Toby Kebbell as Victor Domashev/Doctor Doom. Directed by Josh Trank and written by Simon Kinberg, The Fantastic Four is set to be released on August 7th, 2015! Can you guys spot any revealing Easter Eggs in the trailer? »
The first teaser trailer for the Fantastic Four reboot has arrived! The superhero movie stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell as the titular quartet and is directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle). Earlier this week Trank and screenwriter Simon Kinberg spoke about the movie, revealing a few unexpected details to Collider. The most surprising of the bunch? Trank's biggest influence on the way he made Fantastic Four wasn't a comic line or another...
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The teaser trailer for Fantastic Four was released very early this morning and if you haven't seen it you can watch it here. Trailers really are a film in its best form and I'm honestly impressed by what I've seen so far. This does not feel like a superhero movie but a science fiction movie, which makes sense when approaching how the powers of the team are attained.
Josh Trank, who directed Chronicle, and Simon Kinberg, who wrote X-Men: Days of Future Past, have a strong filmography. But over the course of production, deviation from the source material has brought out a lot of hate from geeks.
Trank and Kinberg sat down with Yahoo to break down the newly released trailer. The way they are approaching the movie plus the tone and quality of what I see in the trailer have me completely sold.
- Free Reyes
All eyes may be trained on Marvel’s other cinematic properties as we inch ever closer to the summer blockbuster season, but following the debut of the film’s enigmatic first trailer earlier this morning, there’s now a considerable amount of curiosity orbiting around Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four retelling.
Placing a heavier emphasis on the science behind the superpowered quartet, the reboot will hone inspiration from the Ultimate Fantastic Four comic book thread, swapping out doomed astronauts entering near-Earth orbit for space travel beyond our humble solar system. Such an approach has undoubtedly broadened the proverbial canvas for Simon Kinberg and Trank — writer and director of Fox’s summer tentpole, respectively — and it’s one that will see Marvel’s First Family go to another dimension.
“We want some of that to be a surprise,” says Kinberg. “It is in many ways an origin story, but it’s »
- Michael Briers
Hot on the heels of The Fantastic Four's long-awaited teaser trailer debut, director Josh Trank and producer Simon Kinberg have offered video commentary in a featurette via Yahoo Movies, where they discuss key frames among other things. In addition, the two filmmakers also talked with Empire about visual effects, rumors of the superheroes' codenames not being used, and the reason for the delayed release date. Watch the video below, then check out additional info further down. “We live in a time where there’s a required instant gratification from audiences,” Josh Trank told Empire of The Fantastic Four trailer teasing the tone, but holding back plot details. “That’s a fun challenge in terms of putting together this teaser, picking and choosing how much you’re actually giving away.” Simon Kinberg adds that “What we’re doing is quite different, and we want people to get a sense of it. »
The Fantastic Four will stretch, sneak, blaze and clobber their way back into movie theaters this summer, and now the latest iteration of Marvel's first band of genetically modified misfits have a properly epic trailer to mark the occasion.
The clip features a grave monologue ostensibly delivered by Dr. Franklin Storm (played by Reg E. Cathey), who waxes on humankind's insatiable need to discover, invent and build. As he speaks, we get our first look at the superheroes-to-be — Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, »
The trailer gives a first look at a more grounded world prior to the transformation of four friends into superheroes, with a somber voiceover intoning, “With every new discovery, there is risk, there is sacrifice and there are consequences.”
Miles Teller leads the team as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic; Kate Mara plays Susan Storm/Invisible Woman; Michael B. Jordan portrays Johnny Storm/Human Torch; and Jamie Bell tackles Ben Grimm/The Thing.
Trank directed from a script he wrote with Simon Kinberg and Jeremy Slater. It’s Fox’s third film in the franchise: the first “Fantastic Four” opened in 2005, followed by 2007’s “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.”
- Dave McNary
Following The Book of Eli scribe Gary Whitta’s departure from Godzilla director Gareth Edwards’ upcoming Star Wars spinoff, a new screenwriter has been recruited to explore the galaxy far, far away – About a Boy co-director/co-writer Chris Weitz (who received an Oscar nomination for his work on that screenplay).
Whitta left the untitled project after working on and completing a first draft over the course of a year, but it’s unclear how much of his vision for the spinoff will actually make it to theaters. The prolific Simon Kinberg was rumored to have replaced him as scribe, but it now appears that Weitz has been tapped to pick up the pen and take a swing at the Star Wars spinoff.
- Isaac Feldberg
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