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The internet is a fun, if often irrational place. We (and by 'we' I mean internet movie sites) spend so much time speculating wildly about everything revolving around geek movies and comic book adaptations (myself included). Then when announcement are finally made, we spend even more time complaining about those choices. I can't even fathom the amount of energy dispensed writing angry diatribes about Ben Affleck being cast as Batman or Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.
Imagine what we could do if we could harness that energy. If there was a way to convert geek rage into energy we could no doubt solve the Earth's energy crisis in a matter of minutes. There is nothing as plentiful and renewable as fanboy indignation. Trolling could become a major power source. Thermal units could be measured in 'Afflecks'. »
- Gary Collinson
Feature Andrew Blair 21 Feb 2014 - 06:16
Casting announcements for superhero movies always cause a lot of uproar, but maybe we should wait for the film itself...
The main cast of The Fantastic Four has been announced as Miles Teller (Reed Richards), Kate Mara (Sue Storm), Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm) and Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm). Initial reaction has not been favourable, however, initial reaction has arguably not been thoughtful either. The movie is already being assigned disaster status by some after only a debunked synopsis and initial casting.
The more pithily astute have observed that Kate Mara and Michael B Jordan are playing characters who are sister and brother in the comics, but are not of the same ethnic background. But surely the important words here are 'in the comics'. This is not the comic, it is a movie based on the comics. Can anyone honestly say that it makes any important, »
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Runaways, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, The Flash, Justice League: War and more...
The Seattle Seahawks weren't the only ones crushing the competition at the Super Bowl this past Sunday, with Marvel Studios' TV spot for Captain America: The Winter Soldier drumming up just under 10 million online views in 24 hours for its second trailer, compared to 6.2 million online views for the first look at Transformers: Age of Extinction and just 2.5 million for the latest trailer for rival superhero flick The Amazing Spider-Man 2. These numbers even more impressive when placed alongside Marvel's last two Super Bowl offerings, with the billion-dollar-plus grossing Iron Man 3 racking »
- Gary Collinson
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, Constantine, Justice League: War, Son of Batman, Batman & Robin, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America 3, Thor 3, Ant-Man, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more...
So, Henry Cavill in Michigan and production reportedly set to get underway, we've finally found out who'll be playing Kal-El's nemesis Lex Luthor in Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman. No, it's not Bryan Cranston, Mark Strong, Joaquin Phoenix, Denzel Washington, Idris Elba, David Ramsey or any of the other names plucked out of thin air these past few months, but rather The Social Network and Now You See Me star Jesse Eisenberg. "Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, »
- Gary Collinson
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman vs. Superman, Justice League, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Son of Batman, Superman: Flyby, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel's Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (and 3), X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four and more....
Well, Batman vs. Superman might have been pushed back ten months to May 2016, but if talk is to be believed production is still set to get underway as planned in February (as opposed to the rumoured May start date), with a report late last night suggesting Ben Affleck has been forced to pull out of directing Fox's TV pilot The Middle Man as the "main players" on the Man of Steel sequel have been called up to start work right away. Of course, while we wait for official confirmation, »
- Gary Collinson
Way back when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was just a pilot waiting to premiere, there was plenty of buzz regarding one unknown character. We only caught a quick glimpse of him, but many news outlets were certain he was the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s version of Luke Cage. When S.H.I.E.L.D. finally debuted, we were all proved wrong. Who we thought to be Cage was actually Mike Peterson, an average guy given above average superpowers. He’s recurred since the premiere, so we’ve gotten to know him a little bit. But his story arc is taking a drastic turn. He may not be Luke Cage, but he’ll become a different well-known Marvel superhero.
In the Feb. 4 episode “T.R.A.C.K.S.” Mike (J. August Richards) will be transformed into Deathlok. According to TVLine, Deathlock is a cyborg who first debuted over 40 years ago in the comic book world »
- Brody Gibson
It has been one of the longest running jokes in any one franchise, but Stan Lee’s run of cameos in every Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to date is about to come to an end – he won’t be appearing in Guardians of the Galaxy. The Marvel mogul has had a cameo in lots of Marvel’s movies, including Spider-Man, Daredevil, X-Men, Hulk, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man and, of course, every movie in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. But he won’t be appearing in Marvel’s next new property Guardians of the Galaxy. Speaking to Dweebcast, Lee...
- Matt Looker
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman vs. Superman, Justice League, Gotham, Constantine, Amazon, The Flash, Hourman, Arrow, Jla Adventures, Justice League: War Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man 3, All Hail the King, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Venom, The Sinister Six, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, Wolverine versus Sabretooth, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and more...
Well, it's been another huge week for superhero news, but as always its difficult to decipher between fact and fiction, with several big rumours seemingly shot down just as they were gaining traction. However, we'll get things underway with some official - and disappointing - news from Warner Bros. that Batman vs. Superman has been pushed back ten months and »
- Gary Collinson
Every so often a film comes along that plays pitch perfect to your sensibilities and hits you with such pinpoint accuracy that it reaffirms your love of the medium. That's what Spike Jonze's Her did for me last weekend. It's the type of movie I wish I had the talent to make and, at the same time, one that I'm thankful anyone had the talent and passion to make. It's a film that says so much about our desire to connect, to love and to feel loved, that evaluating it piece by piece (acting, editing, sound, cinematography, mise-en-scène, etc.) almost cheapens its value as a whole. Above all, though, it refuses to be just one thing and therein lies its greatest achievement. It's comedy soaked in melancholy, drama with hints of playfulness, quirk wrapped in genuine romance, and heartbreaking sincerity set within the most plastic of relationships. Her is an instant classic. »
- Jason Barr
Low-budget film producer Corman reportedly finished the New Horizons feature in 1992, because German producer Bernd Eichinger wanted to retain the rights, and although filming was completed, the picture was never officially released.
"...in a flashback, 'Reed Richards' (Alex Hyde-White) and 'Victor Von Doom' (Joseph Culp) are college friends who use the opportunity of a passing comet to try an experiment; however, the experiment goes wrong, leaving Victor horribly scarred. 'Sue' and 'Johnny Storm' are two children living with their mother, who has a boarding house where Reed lives. 'Ben Grimm' (Michael Bailey Smith), is a family friend and a college buddy of Reed's.
- Michael Stevens
Quick, how many “Fantastic Four” movies are there? If you said two, you've fallen into my diabolical rhetorical device. If you said “three, there's that one coming out in 2015," then you're more informed but also wrong. The answer, appropriately, is four: but that's not to say they all got released (actually, there was even a fifth never-made-at-all version set in the 60s, as we discussed here).The story of Roger Corman's 1994 “The Fantastic Four” is semi-legendary among movie and comic book nerds: the ultra-prolific, ultra-influential low-budget maestro made a quick, cheap film about Mr. Fantastic and the gang in 1992, which came this close to being released—trailers played in theaters, the cast did publicity appearances—before vanishing into a haze of Hollywood intrigue. Was it never meant for release, having been put into production purely to prevent the rights from reverting to Marvel? Was it Avi Arad, a controversial »
- Ben Brock
The Indiegogo-funded documentary tells the story of the lost 20th Century Fox film.
Doomed! will mark the 20th anniversary of Corman's small-budget 1994 film with interviews with the cast and crew, seeking to shed light on the reasons why the project was shelved.
The infamous movie has only been seen by fans because of a leaked VHS.
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This year, 20th Century Fox is set to begin production on The Fantastic Four, a reboot of the live-action movie series based around Marvel's First Family. However, before Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis donned the spandex for 2005's Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, B-movie legend Roger Corman assembled Alex Hyde-White, Rebecca Staab, Jay Underwood and Michael Bailey Smith for 1994's The Fantastic Four.
Never heard of it? Well, that's not really a surprise. As it happens, the final film never made it to cinemas, nor indeed VHS or DVD. You see, the whole thing was designed to help producer Bernd Eichinger retain his option on the characters and shot on a $1 million shoestring budget in less than a month. In the build up to its release, Eichinger pulled the plug, sparking rumours (later supported up by Stan Lee) that »
- Gary Collinson
While the Marvel comic Fantastic Four has already come to the big screen by way of 20th Century Fox (who is working on a reboot), there was another attempt just 11 years before that from legendary producer Roger Corman. Back in 1994, the producer of fare such as Piranha, Children of the Corn, Death Race 2000 and Rock N Roll High School, was working on The Fantastic Four. The adaptation was trying to cash in on the early comic book boom following Batman, Dick Tracy and other adaptations, but the film ended up being a nightmare and never saw an official release. Now the documentary Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman's "The Fantastic Four" shines a light on the problems and more. Watch the trailer! Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman's "The Fantastic Four" trailer from Badass Digest: Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's "The Fantastic Four »
- Ethan Anderton
Low-budget movie god Roger Corman has produced his share of (mostly) original works, but he’s known for making fun, geeky adaptations of bigger budget movies and famous stories. The B-movie genius tapped into the superhero and comic book craze of the 1990s with his spin on The Fantastic Four, based on the Marvel Comics creation. It was never officially released, but if you’ve been (un)lucky enough to track it down, then you know it’s a doozy. Now, there’s a behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the movie: Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four. The troubles began when German producer Bernd Eichinger encountered deadline and budget problems from the get-go after securing an option. He turned...
- Alison Nastasi
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Here’s the official press release:
In 1994, Roger Corman was tapped to produce this Marvel superhero story on a very small film budget. The film was ultimately shelved prior to distribution, but a VHS copy was mysteriously leaked and the movie became a darling of film bootleggers and, more recently, web pirates. Rumors and speculation surrounding the production have become as much a part of the lore as the film itself.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Roger Corman’s edition of The Fantastic Four and finally, all of the secrets, stories and legal shenanigans that have kept this a ‘lost’ film will be revealed through in-depth, investigative interviews with the cast and crew.
The documentary is directed by east coast Film Studies professor and independent filmmaker, »
- Philip Sticco
More than 10 years before the big-budget 2005 version of Fantastic Four hit theaters, Roger Corman executive produced the 1994 live-action film The Fantastic Four. Don't be surprised if you've never heard about this before, because the movie was never released. 20 years after this ill-fated movie, the documentary Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four sheds new light on the production, with never-before-seen footage featuring Alex Hyde-White (Reed Richards), Jay Underwood (Johnny Storm), Rebecca Staab (Susan Storm) and Michael Bailey Smith (Ben Grimm). Roger Corman himself, along with several cast and crew members, reveal details about the only film that Roger Corman made but was never released. It isn't known when director Marty Langford's documentary will debut, so stay tuned for more information.
Back in 1994, legendary B-Movie filmmaker Roger Corman produced one of Marvel's first movies. It was a feature film adaptation of The Fantastic Four, which at the time never saw the light of day. It has since been bootlegged and leaked, and has gained a cult following over the years.
Director Marty Langford has created a documentary called Doomed!: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's "The Fantastic Four," which gives us the full behind the scenes story of the film's troubled production and release.
Here's an explanation of why the documentary was made, and then you can check out a couple of trailers for it below, giving you a little taste of what the doc will entail.
There are 336 names in the end crawl credits of the 1994 film, ‘The Fantastic Four’. And though owners of the bootleg version of the film may appreciate them, the artists and craftspeople who »
- Joey Paur
I'm always a sucker for stories about production fiascos and movies that almost happened, and Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four is a bit of both. Corman made the low-budget flick in 1992 because German producer Bernd Eichinger wanted to retain the rights, and although filming was completed, the picture was never officially released. Naturally, this has led to all sorts of speculation and conspiracy theories as to why it was buried, and Marty Langford's documentary Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman's "The Fantastic Four" promises to go behind-the-scenes and provide some answers to what really happened with this unreleased oddity. The trailer looks promising, especially if you've never seen Corman's lost superhero picture and want to know more about it. Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Here's the brief synopsis via Facebook: Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman's "The Fantastic Four" is a »
- Matt Goldberg
Before the 2005 big-screen debut of Marvel's Fantastic Four there was another version of the famed foursome from producer Roger Corman. Filmed in 1993-94 but never released to the public, Corman's The Fantastic Four was ripe with low-budget style and B-movie glitz, but would never see the light of day. Rumor was that producer Bernd Eichinger had only made the film in order to retain the rights (he would later serve as producer of the 2005 film). Now, there's a documentary featuring the cast »
- Paul Shirey
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