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Last week, we were surprised by the arrival of the teaser trailer for Fantastic Four, the comic book franchise reboot from Chronicle director Josh Trank. Many people pointed out the similarities in the style and tone of the teaser trailer with that of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. And since this is the internet, someone decided to take some of the voiceover from Matthew McConaughey from the trailers for Interstellar, and use them over footage from Fantastic Four. It's actually a pretty damn great edit that works better than the real teaser trailer for the comic book movie and makes it feel much more powerful. Watch! Here's the Fantastic Four trailer mashed up with Interstellar from GunsAndJR (via Live for Films): You can still watch the real teaser trailer for Fantastic Four right here. Fantastic Four is directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) and written by Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past »
- Ethan Anderton
Many were scared that the Fantastic Four reboot was going to be a gigantic failure, as rumors of reshoots swirled, and news that Fox simply wasn't happy with the movie hit the internet. The first sneak peek at footage has eased some of that worry, with the teaser going onto become the most watched trailer in the studio's history, beating out the previous record holder X-Men: Days of Future Past. Talking with EW, producer Simon Kinberg reiterated that this isn't your average, everyday superhero movie. He then went onto explain just how important Doctor Doom is to the plot.
"Part of what's cool about the Fantastic Four comics is that there's an emphasis on the science of science fiction. And we treat what would normally be considered a superpower as a trauma. They don't just go up a roof, jump off, and start swinging through the city. It's the opposite. »
For a long while, it sounded like 20th Century Fox simply wasn't interested in connecting the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises with a crossover movie. No plans have ever been confirmed to be in the works. Though back in October, Simon Kinberg did have hopes that it would someday happen. Now that the Fantastic Four reboot trailer has finally been revealed to the world, Kinberg, who is co-writing X-Men: Apocalypse, sounds even more optimistic. Talking with EW, he says:
"The reboot of FanFour really needed to work in and of itself. We were doing something pretty radical with the tone of the movie. If we wanted to find a way to connect them to the X-Men, we could. There's a lot of precedent from the comics."
Way back in April of last year, comic book writer Mark Millar, who is a consultant on both franchises, claimed that, while the two »
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First of all, an apology. We’ve had some technical issues on Flickering Myth this week and lost a few days worth of posts, which we’ve been working on restoring. Unfortunately one of those was The Week in Spandex, and sadly there’s just not the time to rewrite the article. However, considering this week has brought us some big superhero news – including »
- Gary Collinson
At long last and on bated breath, this week 20th Century Fox finally gave audiences their first look at Fantastic Four, the franchise reboot directed by Chronicle's Josh Trank. Many people, including comic book fans, seem to agree that while the film doesn't look like it'll be the most faithful comic book adaptation out there, it still looks extremely interesting. One thing in particular stood out in an interview Trank conducted with Collider. When asked what would make his superhero film different in a market that seems to be crowded with them, Trank answered very honestly, and in a way that many likely didn't expect. He said, "...I always viewed Fantastic Four and the kind of weirdness that happens to these characters and how...
- Chris Clow
The first trailer for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four was released earlier this week, and it's fair to say that fans were shocked by just how good the movie looks! Tonally, it's more Interstellar than Avengers, and it's that sci-fi vibe which writer Simon Kinberg is really excited for fans to see. "Part of what’s cool about the Fantastic Four comics is that there’s an emphasis on the science of science fiction," Kinberg tells EW. "And we treat what would normally be considered a superpower as a trauma. They don’t just go up a roof, jump off, and start swinging through the city. It’s the opposite. What would happen if your body transformed, and you didn’t have control over it?" There's been a lot of talk in the past about a crossover between the X-Men franchise and this rebooted Fantastic Four movie, and while it »
Is director Josh Trank listening? Terry Crews, who famously petitioned for the role of Luke Cage in Netflix's upcoming series, is now turning his attentions to another Marvel superhero. He wants to play the Silver Surfer. Maybe there's room for him in the already announced Fantastic Four 2, which hits theaters summer 2017?
The role of Luke Cage may have gone to Mike Colter, but Terry Crews is actually quite happy with this casting news. In a recent Reddit Ama, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star had this to say about his ongoing love of superheroes:
"It's hard to pick a favorite superhero. I always did love Luke Cage, and I'm really, really happy about who they cast in the Netflix version of Luke Cage. So that's something that's already done. But you know who else I'd like to play? The Silver Surfer. I always Loved - I thought I had the build, the body, »
That’s right – Paul Feig’s all-lady remake of Ghostbusters has had its cast announced (there’s your Bill Murray/Groundhog Day connection there) and Josh Trank’s The Fantastic Four has finally been given both a poster And a trailer. Oh, 20th Century Fox – you spoil us.
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- Oli Davis
Much like in 2014, the year 2015 is set up to be a very big one for the world of comic book movies. But while Marvel Studios has already been showing their stuff, giving us sneak peeks at both The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man, we.ve been left patiently waiting for our first look at Josh Trank.s The Fantastic Four. 20th Century Fox delayed showing off the new superhero movie for months, wanting to make sure that everything about it was just right, but now that particular wait is over. The Fantastic Four trailer is online. Those of you who are long-time Hero Blend viewers know that we.ve been patiently waiting for the reveal of the rebooted Fantastic Four since Episode #27 . a.k.a the one where we were at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 . but this past Tuesday we finally got our chance: But while it.s nice to »
Here's confirmation of something that had been widely assumed, but not inked in until this stage: Disney will be releasing the continuing Episodes of the Star Wars saga on an every other year basis.
This year, of course, we get Jj Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which stands as Episode VII in the Star Wars saga. Disney CEO Bob Iger has now confirmed in his shareholder's report that Star Wars: Episode VIII will arrive in 2017, and "we'll finish this trilogy with Episode IX in 2019".
Note his use there of the words "this trilogy". It would hardly be the biggest leap of logic to suggest that Disney and Lucasfilm will then get cracking on the next one once this one is done.
Now that we’ve seen the trailer for The Fantastic Four, it’s time to start the frame by frame analysis to see if there are any hidden gems tucked away. Director Josh Trank had already announced that there was an Easter Egg waiting to be found, and it looks like Yahoo! Movie News were the first to get there.
During one of the shots of Kate Mara in the Baxter Building, there is a sequence on numbers on the corner screen that read 184.108.40.206, which is obviously an IP address. If you plug that into your browser, you will be linked to either a Wikipedia entry, a Comic Vine page, a Marvel Wiki entry or a Google image search results page. But they all point to the same thing.
Latveria – the home of Doctor Doom in the comics.
There were rumours from a “20th Century Fox employee” who claimed that »
- Gary Collinson
Before we even leave the driveway with this review, let’s establish a few things. I saw trailer for Project Almanac late last year, around autumn, and was utterly appalled by how vapid the film looked. A found footage film about a group of high school teens who make a fantastic discovery that changes their life for the better but then for the worse? I mean, the plot synopsis itself isn’t that distinctive but by pairing it with the found footage aesthetic, Project Almanac was doomed to be compared to the surprise hit Chronicle and the trailer did it no favors by following the exact same beats as the Chronicle trailer did. Worse, the time travel plot was so clearly going down the same route as The Butterfly Effect, I would’ve bet a c-note on it. I had zero interest in the film and so, when I went in to see it, »
- Chris Melkus
When the first trailer for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot arrived earlier this week, everyone noted that the footage was cut awfully similar to the marketing for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. Since this is the Internet, it took someone less than 24 hours to splice together Matthew McConaughey's voice with Reg E. Cathey's narration and the results were uncanny. The trailer played exactly the same, beat for beat. This can't be an accident. The marketing folks at 20th Century Fox didn't utilize beautiful shots of cornfields, traditional images of Americana and astronauts suiting up for a dangerous mission by accident. And then there's Cathey's narration, which sounds like something out of The Right Stuff, not a superhero movie. The lack of...
- Jacob S. Hall
We have long known that this year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens kickstarts a whole new trilogy, to be followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX, not to mention new spinoff movies. It has long been assumed that Disney is aiming for a 2017 release for Star Wars: Episode VIII and a 2019 debut for Star Wars: Episode IX, but now we have confirmation from Disney CEO Bob Iger himself. David Gremillion from Get Your Geek On is a Disney stockholder, who received an annual report from the company that included this quote from Bob Iger, which confirms a 2017 release for Star Wars: Episode VIII and a 2019 debut for Star Wars: Episode IX, and that the Untitled Gareth Edwards Directed Star Wars Spin-Off will hit theaters at some point in 2016. Here's what he had to say, adding that Star Wars: »
While J.J. Abrams continues revving up for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Josh Trank and Gareth Edwards are busy working on their own spinoff films, to be released in the years between installments of the main trilogy. While Disney announced these projects a long time ago, however, they have yet to actually release any information regarding what they will be about. That being said, Boba Fett has been a long-rumored subject for one of the movies, and a new report circulating the web has put into the aether that the frontrunner for the part may be none other than Michael Fassbender. Take all of this with a grain of salt for the time being, because this story comes from a site called iKwiz and is still unconfirmed. The site claims to have heard from an inside source that Michael Fassbender of X-Men: Days of Future Past »
What.s the difference between the teaser trailers for The Fantastic Four and Interstellar? Not much apparently. That.s according to this new mash-up of the films' trailers, which proves just how similar they both are. Don.t believe me? Take a look for yourself. Eerie, huh? It.s also kind of awesome too. Mostly because Matthew McConaughey.s voice is so delightfully hypnotic that you can.t help but feel enchanted. Seriously, the man could probably talk off a eunuch. The fact that these trailers are so similar has actually caused a bit of reaction from old school Fantastic Four fans. They have criticized the first clip from Josh Trank.s impending blockbuster because of how dark and moody it looked. They believe that this is totally at odds with The Fantastic Four.s light and jovial aesthetic from the comics. Plus, most of them are still pretty annoyed »
The found footage genre is a peculiar one. It rests its laurels on building realism through the urgency and immediacy of the filmed footage. However, quite often, the characters in these films go to such extreme lengths to shoot this footage that one wonders why they are committing to capturing so much extraneous material. Every so often, a genre film will use the recordings in a chilling or original way. However, much of the time, having a character record all of the events on a video camera comes off as a contrived gimmick. The only way a film of this sort can be successful is if the story would not have worked as effectively with a regular, multi-camera staging.
The biggest problem with Project Almanac, a new sci-fi drama aimed at teens, is how rarely its writers convince us that the story should be told through the immediate presence of a video camera. »
- Jordan Adler
Director Josh Trank and writer/producer Simon Kinberg breakdown the first teaser trailer for their new Fantastic Four reboot. Whether you liked the trailer or not you should probably check out what this two have to say. Since I’m the type to rewatch a movie with the director commentary on, I’m always interested in this sort […]
Do you want to know more about The Fantastic Four? Fox launched the trailer earlier this week, and it was greeted with much enthusiasm after several reports that the movie was in trouble. Now, director Josh Trank and screenwriter-producer Simon Kinberg have gathered to watch the trailer together and offer their insight into this first look footage. Maybe you'll learn something you didn't know before!
The Fantastic Four is a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centering 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. Miles Teller (Mr. Fantastic), Michael B. Jordan (The Human Torch), Kate Mara (The Invisible Girl) and Jamie Bell (The Thing) star as superhero quartet, »
I was quite pleased with the first teaser for The Fantastic Four, but like some of you, I also thought it was very similar to the trailers for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, especially the first one with Matthew McConaughey's narration. This being 2015 and all, of course someone had to create a mash-up video featuring visuals from the Josh Trank film and the McConaughey dialogue from the Interstellar trailer. Check it out: Although I'm sure Trank »
- Jesse Giroux
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