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Though Josh Trank is probably going to be inexorably linked to "Fantastic Four" reboot for the rest of his career, the actors involved are likely to come out fairly unscathed. One of the film's most promising talents, Michael B. Jordan, has done so and has been scoring rave notices for his work in the just released "Creed".
Talking about "Creed" on Bill Simmons' latest podcast this week, Jordan was asked about superhero films in general and whether he'd do another one. The actor seems very open to the idea, saying a superhero role is a rite of passage for an actor:
"Which is one that you know I would gladly do again. It was, for me being a comic book fan for that, it was just like a dream come true being able to play that character."
Simmons then asked him about the film's failure, what he learned from his whole experience, »
- Garth Franklin
With Michael B. Jordan finding a huge amount of success in recent years, Fantastic Four was something of an unfortunate blip on the radar for the Creed star. After playing The Human Torch in the critically panned reboot, no one would blame the actor for never wanting to near a superhero movie again, but it turns out that his experience on the Josh Trank helmed film hasn’t soured his perspective on the genre too much.
Asked in a recent interview if he would shy away from going down the comic book movie route again, Jordan said:
“Which is one that you know I would gladly do again, it was a, as me being a comic book fan, and yeah, for that, it was just like a dream come true being able to play that character.”
- Josh Wilding
Even though, 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four reboot turned out to be a film severely lacking in highlight reel moments, at the end of the day, there was at least one bright spot: the presence of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm a.k.a. the Human Torch. At the time of the film's release, there were some concerns in the media that the Josh Trank-directed disappointment would adversely affect the future careers of its talented young cast, specifically Jordan & Kate Mara, but after the release of Ridley Scott's The Martian & Ryan Coogler's Creed, both actors have pretty much put all concerns to rest. The two aforementioned films have received universal critical acclaim, commercial success, and are both currently generating serious Oscar buzz. After the Fantastic Four's poor box office performance, no one would would have held it against Michael B. Jordan if he didn't want »
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Fantastic Four sees Josh Trank (Chronicle) directing a cast that includes Miles Teller (Whiplash) as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara (House of Cards) as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Jamie Bell (Nymphomaniac) as Ben Grimm/The Thing, Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Doctor Doom, Reg E. Cathey (House of Cards) as Dr. Storm, and Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk) as Harvey Elder/Mole Man.
- Gary Collinson
Well, it was always going to happen, wasn.t it? After flopping so viciously that 20th Century Fox has already decided that a sequel just isn.t worth the hassle, and been roundly savaged by critics, Honest Trailers have now come in and whacked Josh Trank.s failed attempt at a Fantastic Four reboot square in the nards too. And it makes for some rather scintillating viewing. Take a glance, and brace yourself for the pain: Those of you that missed out on Fantastic Four earlier this summer, or knew that it was in cinemas but wisely made the choice to completely ignore that it even existed, probably won.t realize just how much of a mess the Fox blockbuster was. Sure, the fact that it only grossed $168 million and currently has a 10% percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes is proof of its failure, but you really had to sit down »
People often forget how important directors are. When a blockbuster succeeds, the praise of the general public tends to fall on the actors or storyline. Outside of film critic circles, few mentioned director Jon Favreau when the first Iron Man movie took the world by storm, yet people couldn’t stop talking about Robert Downey Jr.’s best performance in years.
Unfortunately, it’s only when a project falls apart that the spotlight suddenly falls on the director. The Fantastic Four reboot had many problems, but the blame fell almost entirely on director Josh Trank. Of course, he was undoubtedly instrumental in the film’s failure, but few have been vocal about the studio’s disruptive interference, which clearly had a negative impact, too. It’s unfair to lay the blame entirely at his feet.
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Comic book movies are particularly difficult projects to work on, »
- David Opie
And the hits just keep on comin'! It seems the longer 20th Century Fox stays quiet about the fiasco surrounding "Fantastic Four" (such as removing the planned sequel from the calendar with no comment), the more the movie continue to takes a beating. And so it continues with Screen Junkies' Honest Trailer for the grotesquely misbegotten superhero film. Described as "moody, awkward, and low energy," the video takedown insists Marvel would've done a better job and suggests that, left to deliver the movie as he intended, Josh Trank's vision would've been an improvement on the resulting cobbled together mess. I suppose we'll never know, but if you need a reminder of how firmly "Fantastic Four" failed, as well as missing the mark on rebooting the franchise, watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
It's been a long time coming, but it looks like 20th Century Fox has finally come to their senses. Four months after the Fantastic Four reboot's disastrous release, the studio may have finally canceled their plans for The Fantastic Four 2. The sequel was originally slated for release in June 2017. But Fox has now pulled the release date from their upcoming slate of movies.
Fantastic Four proved to be one of the biggest bombs of the summer, as it struggled to find an audience. Things didn't look good from the outset, and the aftermath saw a brutal blame game play out between the studio and director Josh Trank. Despite the fallout, 20th Century Fox claimed that it was still moving forward on a follow-up. The studio hasn't commented on the sequel's disappearance from their impending schedule. But this could be the first sign that the superhero family is heading back home to Marvel Studios. »
It has taken time but 20th Century Fox has now quietly pulled the sequel to this year's "Fantastic Four" reboot from its Summer 2017 schedule.
The studio had previously set a June 9th 2017 date for the follow-up to the Josh Trank-directed superhero property. In the wake of the film's critical and commercial failure, it was widely expected that the film would be pulled right away but at the time the studio insisted it was "committed" to the franchise.
Now though it has yanked the movie, and at the same time announced new dates for several others including a February 26th 2016 date for the Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman-led "Eddie the Eagle," a March 11th 2016 date for horror film "The Other Side of the Door," and a November 10th 2017 film for Kenneth Branagh's new adaptation of Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express".
The big question now though »
- Garth Franklin
20th Century Fox has officially dropped Fantastic Four 2 from its future movie plans. What could this mean for this disappointing franchise? Let's discuss.
Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot was arguably the most disappointing superhero film of the 20th century, it's tied with 2003's Hulk with Eric Bana. Fans and movie critics alike claimed disappointment and boredom. We even made a review video, explaining everything that went wrong, you can check it out here.
Suffice to say, we were all really surprised in hearing that there would be a sequel. However, after an apparent walk about and many meditation/reflection sessions, 20th Century Fox appears to have had a change of heart. Late yesterday, Fantastic Four 2 was removed from 20th Century Fox's release date lineup. Making the future for this long mired franchise to become unclear.
This could, though, be the best thing that could ever happen for the franchise. »
- email@example.com (Matt Malliaros)
“I think everything's open to discussion. No decision has been made on anything yet like that. There's chats everyone's going to have on the phone at some point," Mark Millar said in September about the potential plans for the "Fantastic Four" sequel, which at that point was still booked for a June 9, 2017 release. But as expected, the heroes won't be returning on that date. 20th Century Fox has pulled "Fantastic Four 2" from the calendar, which is hardly surprising for the critically reviled, fanboy-loathed reboot. It's not clear if Fox is dropping sequel plans entirely, but this certainly suggests that the studio is still figuring out just what to do with property. Over the summer, it was rumored that Fox was still going to make a followup, but that it might not land in 2017. And if they want to put distance between Josh Trank's movie and whatever comes next, that's a good way to go. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
As both a means to kickstart a new franchise and a good movie in general, this Summer’s Fantastic Four reboot failed miserably, and while it’s $160 million haul in the worldwide box office isn’t anything to sneeze at, it is still far less than what Fox needed the movie to make (it just about covers the $120 million budget). But despite that and the rumours about a troubled production, not to mention the sniping between the studio and director Josh Trank, a sequel has remained on course for its June 9th 2017 release date, announced well before the first movie hit our screens. That is until now. Quietly and very unceremoniously, the movie has been removed from Fox’s release schedule. Of course, this has happened before with movies that have been eventually released (Jurassic World and the upcoming Assassin’s Creed to name but two), but I can’t »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
It was always an ambitious move, setting a release date for Fantastic Four 2 prior to the release of the first movie, and given the abysmal box office performance and reception for the Josh Trank-directed reboot, it’s one that has truly backfired on 20th Century Fox.
Despite talk from Simon Kinberg that Fox is “figuring out” how to proceed with the franchise, it will come as no surprise to anyone that the studio has now quietly removed the sequel from its upcoming slate, with Box Office Mojo noting that the film’s planned release date of June 9th 2017 has disappeared.
Constantin Film – the rights holders to the Fantastic Four – has a deal with Marvel that stipulates they continue to make movies based around the foursome to avoid the rights to the characters reverting back to Marvel, although they do have until 2022 to get another movie into production.
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- Gary Collinson
Don't hold your breath for Fantastic Four 2 in June 2017 anymore...
The lengthy post-mortem continues on Fox's Fantastic Four movie, that pretty much crashed and burned at the box office earlier this year. The movie still took just over $160m worldwide, but that was a long, long way shy of what Fox needed it to make. And as a franchise starter/rebooter, it fell even further short.
The studio has scheduled Fantastic Four 2 for release on June 9th 2017, but now we learn that, for the time being at least, the movie has been released from the studio's schedule.
Not with any fanfare either. It's just disappeared from the official release list, and it's not clear whether it's just a delay, or whether the Fantastic Four series will be undergoing another retooling.
In the meantime, Fantastic Four arrives on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK early next month.
The 2015 Fantastic Four film was a mess. With all the studio meddling, rewrites and reshoots, it doesn’t even seem fair to call it ‘Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four.’ There were a few good ideas in the mix, but in the end the finished product didn’t feel finished at all.
Without a clear sense of stewardship or vision behind the project, the film came out feeling like Mr Fantastic and the rest of Marvel’s first family had been torn in opposite directions, like an over-used Stretch Armstrong toy.
Fox has a tough job ahead of them if they want to steer this franchise back on course. It’s nearly an impossible task, but if the stars align and the right executives meet the right creative people and bond over a shared vision of where the Fantastic Four franchise should go, the property could yet be saved.
After all, »
- Rob Leane
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
Having continually proven that they can repackage the same general structure and archetypes into their cinematic universe for increasing box-office returns, Marvel’s impetus to think completely outside the box is not strong. With varying creative results, Guardians of the Galaxy proved that the right ingredients in the formula can result in an entertaining ride, while the over-stuffed Age of Ultron did little more then exhaust. »
- TFS Staff
If you're suddenly feeling overwhelmed and maybe even a little burnt out by the barrage of Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers, TV spots, commercials, photos and other marketing items that have flooded in over these last two weeks, you better splash your face with some cold water and get over it. Quick. Because Disney and LucasFilm have made it clear that they are, as reported in the past, sticking with their plan to deliver one new Star Wars movie every year. Only now, they are calling this an indefinite plan with no end in sight. In fact, Wired claims, in a new report about the studios' plan, that anyone who was born in the 70s and enjoyed the first three movies as a kid when they first debuted in theaters, probably won't live to see the final Star Wars movie. That hurts, don't it?
"The company intends to »
Anghus Houvouras with this week’s disappointments from the entertainment world…
“Shia Labeouf is watching all of his movies in a row”
They say you have to suffer for your art. That would explain why Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is in the line up. Speaking of fundamental story problems…
Either J.J. Abrams has been freebasing sodium pentothal, or directing Star Wars: The Force Awakens has made him feel invincible. Either way, it’s nice to hear the man readily admit the failings of some of his earlier works. I’m wondering if ‘fundamental story problems’ is code for ‘Damon Lindelof’? Speaking of…
- Anghus Houvouras
Another day, another chapter in the burgeoning post-mortem for Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot. Earlier this week, Doctor Doom himself Toby Kebbell weighed in with his own two cents about the botched superhero flick, claiming that the “fans aren’t wrong” when it comes to its shortcomings.
Now, it’s Ant-Man director Peyton Reed who has offered his own assessment of the failure. Speaking to Yahoo, the filmmaker – who is currently on the verge of penning a deal to helm Ant Man and the Wasp – recounted the reasons why he holds the Fantastic Four in high regard, though ultimately he was critical of Trank’s feature film.
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Releasing so soon after Fox’s more light-hearted take on Marvel’s First Family didn’t exactly help matters either, and that’s a sentiment that Reed echoes in his statement.
“Fantastic Four in the comics was always the pinnacle of Marvel, »
- Michael Briers
One topic of conversation this year amongst movie fans was the failure of Josh Trank’s latest adaptation of Marvel’s Fantastic Four. The movie failed wildly at the box office, was denounced by its director and cast and there have been rumours that a sequel could already be scrapped. Prior to that, the mid-2000 adaptations of Marvel’s Fist Family (Fantastic Four and 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer) were also berated by fans, particularly the poorly-received sequel.
Also released this summer was Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man, which was a movie that was no stranger to a difficult pre-production itself, and the director shared his thoughts in an interview recently about why he thought Trank’s film failed and why no one can seem to adapt Fantastic Four.
- Luke Owen
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