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DeHaan, who made his breakout in Josh Trank’s Chronicle before continuing that superhero streak in Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man franchise, will take point as the title character in Besson’s ambitious adaptation, one that mines inspiration from the eponymous comic book series.
Valerian is one half of a pair of special time-travelling operatives, a title DeHaan’s lead shares with Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad), who is on board in the role of Laureline. Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke, Rihanna, 10 Cloverfield Lane star John Goodman and Rutger Hauer currently line the supporting roles.
While there’s no question that Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets harbors truckloads of promise, big-budget, fantastical science fiction that plays well with the »
- Michael Briers
Fox’s treatment of Marvel properties is unacceptable. There, I’ve established how I feel. Now, let’s run down why it’s so exciting that one day we may see them work with Marvel in a capacity similar to Sony. To put it bluntly, it feels like Fox is just in it for the money. I’m aware of how capitalism works, but the difference between someone who cares about what they are doing and someone rifling through your pockets is glaringly obvious. Many of you will disagree, but let’s take a peek back in time. We’ll begin with X-Men.
In 2000, a time before Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man film, X-Men was a triumph. Not many people cared about the fact that Hugh Jackman looked nothing like the comic book version of Wolverine. It was just cool to see a man with claws tearing through stuff. But, »
- Tyler Richardson
Did you guys see that Doctor Strange Lego set leak?
Last I checked it was still up on The Independent over here, but it’s in the process of being scrubbed like other too-early product leaks. Check it out, it’s Mordo, Strange and Wong in the Sanctum Sanctorum with some big tentacles coming out of a portal in the wall.
Before discussing what that means, a moment of well-earned disclaimers about Marvel Lego sets. Most of the time these sets are assembled around the general concept of the film, not from specific plot points. There was an Iron Man 3 Lego set that had The Mandarin battling Iron Man in some sort of tank. There was an Ant-Man lego set that showed Scott Lang Ant-Man fighting Yellowjacket with the aid of Hank Pym Ant-Man. Those things did not happen. On the other hand, all the McU-based Lego sets I »
Perhaps more than any other actor at the moment, Toby Kebbell knows that taking a tentpole role can be a gamble. He starred in the very, very good “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes,” then saw what happens when an expensive production goes seriously awry with “Fantastic Four.” Then there’s the curious case of […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
TheDailyBeast.com recently interviewed actor Toby Kebbell for the fantasy-adventure film, "Warcraft", starring Travis Fimmel ("Vikings") and Paula Patton ("Precious"). During the interview, Kebbell talked about his previous films such as 20th Century Fox's "Fantastic Four" starring Miles Teller ("Whiplash"), Michael B. Jordan ("Creed"), Kate Mara ("The Martian"), and Jamie Bell ("Billy Elliot").
Kebbell talked about director Josh Trank's darker, grittier cut of the film saying:
"I tell you, the honest truth is [Trank] did cut a great film that you’ll never see. That is a shame. A much darker version, and you’ll never see it."
The actor revealed that he didn't take part in the aforementioned reshoots for the film saying at one point someone else portrayed Doctor Doom near the end of the film saying:
"I played Doom in three points: Walking down a corridor, killing the doctor and getting into the time machine, and lying on the bench. »
- J.B. Casas
It’s been nearly a year since the catastrophe that was Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four and we’re still learning more about it. When the director officially denounced the movie via Twitter, he noted that he had a “great” version of the movie which “you’ll never see”, and now one of its stars has backed that up.
I tell you, the honest truth is [Trank] did cut a great film that you’ll never see”, Toby Kebbell told The Daily Beast. “That is a shame. A much darker version, and you’ll never see it.”
He also admitted that, for the majority of the movie, it’s someone else playing Doom as he wasn’t around the re-shoots that were rumoured to be directed by Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn. “I played Doom in three points: walking down a corridor, killing the doctor and getting into the time machine, »
- Luke Owen
It’s nearly a year now since the reboot of Fantastic Four arrived on cinema screens, and was pretty much booed off not long after. Josh Trank’s film wasn’t the franchise-igniter that was hoped, and Trank himself infamously Tweeted about a superior version of the film that wasn’t the final cut of the movie.
Now, Toby Kebbell, who played Doctor Doom in the film, has also insisted that there’s a better version of 2015’s Fantastic Four out there. “I tell you, the honest truth is [Trank] did cut a great film that you’ll never see”, he told The Daily Beast. “That is a shame. A much darker version, and you’ll never see it”.
Kebbell also talked about the fact »
While we will never truly know about the debacle behind-the-scenes of last year's "Fantastic Four" reboot, what is widely known is that studio 20th Century Fox demaned reshoots and additional filming of a whole bunch of the Josh Trank-directed movie including much of the second half.
What wasn't clear at the time is how much of the movie was completed before the reshoots went forward, but today one of the film's stars suggests it was more than you might think. Toby Kebbell, who played Doctor Doom in the film, tells The Daily Beast that an alternate and much better version of the film actually exists:
"I tell you, the honest truth is [Josh Trank] did cut a great film that you'll never see. That is a shame. A much darker version, and you'll never see it."
The only other hint of such a cut came from Trank himself who said he'd »
- Garth Franklin
There has been a lot of talk about how Batman V Superman is somehow a box office bomb, but it hasn't even been a year since Fox's Fantastic Four reboot reminded us what a true box office bomb actually is. It is one thing to not quite meet very lofty expectations, but it is another to have a huge superhero movie with a huge cast and marketing to barely make back its production budget even with international box office factored in.
A lot has been made of the failure that was the Fantastic Four reboot, which was absolutely panned by critics and currently sits at an abysmal 9 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. However, in a recent interview with The Daily Beast, actor Toby Kebbell who played Doctor Doom in the film, claims that a much better version of the film actually exists. Here is what he had to say.
"I tell you, »
Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot will go down as one of the biggest comic book movie flops, both critically and commercially, of all time. In the wake of the dire response to the movie there were a lot of rumors relating to where things went wrong, most specifically. Trank seemed to blame Fox, the studio blamed Trank, and most of the cast remained as diplomatic as possible.
But now, while promoting Warcraft: The Beginning, British actor Toby Kebbell has decided to shed a bit more light on what exactly went down. When quizzed about the movie’s reactions, the Dead Man Shoes actor certainly seems to come down on Trank’s side of things, maintaining that the young director really did have a much better cut of Fantastic Four under his belt at one point, presumably before studio interference.
“I tell you, the honest truth is [Trank] did cut a »
- Mark Cassidy
Last summer, Josh Trank's Fantastic Four was the film stuck in everyone's crosshairs. Many fans emphatically declared that the film would be terrible before they ever saw it, mostly due to a leaked set pic of Doctor Doom that formed their early opinions, and the studio began hedging their bets in trying to rearrange the movie into something much different from the initial vision... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
If he wanted, Toby Kebbell could easily throw Fantastic Four director Josh Trank under the bus, especially as the majority of the movie's issues have been blamed on the "troubled" filmmaker. However, could it be interference from Fox and producer Simon Kinberg (who has talked a lot lately about the franchise needing a lighter tone) be the ones at fault for what went wrong with the reboot? "I tell you, the honest truth is [Trank] did cut a great film that you’ll never see," the actor revealed in a recent interview with The Daily Beast. "That is a shame. A much darker version, and you’ll never see it." B-Roll footage showed off the Fantasticar, while early trailers did point to a much darker tone than the generic blockbuster territory the heavily reshot second half of the movie had upon release. Kebbell then went on to reveal that he didn't »
We may be living in the age of the geek, but when you examine all the rumour around Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this week, you can’t help but wonder if that Birth. Movies. Death article doing the rounds about ‘broken fandom’ doesn’t hold some water. In the last few days, all kinds of reports have been circulating about how Gareth Edwards’ first foray into Star Wars will be undergoing ‘expensive’ reshoots this summer in order to make the film ‘lighter’ and more tonally in step with A New Hope, which this will chronologically lead into (some are saying a space of ten minutes will separate the end of Anh and beginning of Ro), after some ‘disastrous’ test screenings which have Disney and LucasFilm quaking in their boots. Sites have claimed a whopping 40% may be re-shot, »
- Tony Black
It was a story that dominated a lot of the summer last year: Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four, its troubled production and its failure at the box office. The director dismissed the movie shortly before its release and went radio silent shortly thereafter, but its producer – and one of the directors of the non-Trank reshoots – Simon Kinberg has been talking about the movie and its future.
“I don’t think that there is, in any movie that doesn’t work, a single decision that is the reason the movie doesn’t work,” he told Happy Sad Confused (via ComicBook). “I think there were many, many decisions we made along the way that led to a movie that people didn’t like and a movie that I would do differently next time. I think the biggest takeaway for me – and there were many takeaways, and this could be a whole other »
- Luke Owen
Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot was a critical and commercial flop, and possibly one of the most disastrous comic book movies in recent memory. The director disowned it days before it was set to be released (something analysts believe knocked a good $10 million off its opening weekend), and the insane behind the scenes stories we’ve heard were a PR nightmare for Fox.
Despite all of that, writer and producer Simon Kinberg maintains that the studio still has plans for the Fantastic Four franchise. Many fans are optimistically hoping that the rights will revert to Marvel Studios, but it seems as if Fox are going to have at least one more try before throwing in the towel and letting Disney get their hands on an IP they can make valuable again.
After explaining that he believes a dark and grounded approach to the Fantastic Four was a mistake, Kinberg »
- Josh Wilding
When a film bombs rather spectacularly, be it critically or commercially, there's a certain amount of obsession which follows as we attempt to figure just what went wrong. One of the bigger disappointments of the past few years was Josh Trank's Fantastic Four, but I probably don't need to tell you that. The potential was there for something unique to happen, which is... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Fantastic Four is one of the biggest critical and commerical failures in recent memory, while the behind the scenes chaos which led to that is one of the most interesting stories to come out of Hollywood for years (especially when it was revealed that one of the cast members very nearly came to blows with director Josh Trank). Now, during a recent podcast appearance to promote X-Men: Apocalypse, writer and producer Simon Kinberg opened up on where he believes they may have gone wrong with it. "I don’t think that there is, in any movie that doesn’t work, a single decision that is the reason that that movie doesn’t work," he explained. "I think that there were many decisions we made along the way that led to a movie that people didn’t like and to a movie that I would do differently next time. I think »
So, what went wrong with 20th Century Fox‘s “Fantastic Four” reboot? We could spend the rest of the day enumerating all the mishaps and misjudged ideas, but studio interference, Josh Trank and Miles Teller nearly coming to blows, and the director disowning his own movie certainly didn’t help. So it’s pretty much of a buffet of options […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
Everything with Star Wars Episode VIII: Space Bear seems to have wrapped up in Ireland, which means all the Ach-To scenes that required real-world exteriors have been completed. Or I should say they have “been shot” because completing a shot in a movie like Star Wars has to take months.
Take, for example, something that was spotted at one of the Irish locations before shooting wrapped up. This is from the Dunmore Head, Kerry location as snapped by a Force.net message board user:
You see it?
That’s some sort of headless creature right? Like something that would be completed in post-production?
What we’ve seen of Ach-To thus far looks like it isn’t inhabited anymore, but there were enough different locations set up to make (presumably) Ach-To seem like a larger planet with structures on different islands that I’m starting to think we’ll spend a »
Michael B. Jordan bounced back from Fantastic Four with Creed and 2018's Black Panther, and now Jamie Bell may be about to wash away the bad taste left by Josh Trank's reboot by setting his sights on 007. It's still unclear where the James Bond franchise is going to land (Sony and Warner Bros. are both thoughts to be vying for it), but it remains unlikely that Daniel Craig will be suiting up as the spy again. Instead, Bell has reportedly met with his Film Stars Don't Die producer Barbara Broccoli about taking over as the next Bond, and while talks are obviously in the very early stages, Deadline's mention of him being eyed for the role is the second time we've heard that this week after The Sun reported the news. There's no script or director in place right now, but do you think Jamie Bell would be a »
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