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Is Josh Trank's Fantastic Four doomed?

1 hour ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Reshoots, angry fans and reports of the director’s on- and off-set travails have plagued the production of Fox’s latest reboot for Marvel’s superhero quartet

Let’s pause for thought before completely writing off the new Fantastic Four movie before anyone’s seen a single frame on the big screen. A similar level of negative buzz flurried around 2012’s Dredd, with reports that director Pete Travis had been locked out of the editing room by the studio, while untried screenwriter Alex Garland took charge. Three years on, Garland is being vaunted as one of the most talented young film-makers of his generation following huge critical acclaim for Ex-Machina, and Dredd is widely considered something of a cult classic.

Related: Fantastic Four film-makers respond to criticism of decision to cast black actor

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Hero Blend #68: 10 Things You Need To Know About The Fantastic Four

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It was almost exactly a full decade ago that director Tim Story brought the Fantastic Four to life for wide audiences, casting the likes of Ian Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, and Michael Chiklis to play the First Family of Marvel. Unfortunately, the attempt, as well as its sequel, didn.t really please comic book fans too much. Now, however, we are about to see a brand new big screen version of the classic superhero group, so now is as good a time as any to learn about the history of the franchise. Despite the fact that this will now technically be the fourth feature film made about the Fantastic Four, there are still a lot of people who don.t know too much about the blue-costumed heroes. Who is the leader of the group? Why is there so much controversy about the casting of Michael B. Jordan? Why do »

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'Fantastic Four' Video Explains Why the Thing Has No Pants

28 July 2015 6:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

20th Century Fox has released a new viral video and featurette for their highly-anticipated Fantastic Four reboot, arriving in theaters August 7. The viral video is a presentation given by Harvey Elder (Tim Blake Nelson) to the Department of Defense, where he breaks down the incredible powers given to Mr. Fantastic (Miles Teller), The Human Torch (Michael B. Jordan), The Invisible Woman (Kate Mara) and The Thing (Jamie Bell). He also offers an answer to one burning question: Why The Thing isn't wearing any pants.

Harvey Elder explains that, to "harness the power" of the Fanastic Four, they created state-of-the-art "containment suits," or "C-suits." Since The Thing's powers are in no need of being "harnessed," Harvey reveals that it "wasn't necessary" for a containment suit to be made for The Thing. Harvey also teases the Quantum Zone, the alternate dimension where Marvel's First Family received their powers, revealing the true purpose for this presentation. »

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‘Together’ featurette for Fantastic Four

28 July 2015 4:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a little over a week to go until its release, 20th Century Fox has debuted a new featurette for the superhero reboot Fantastic Four entitled ‘Together’. Check it out here…

See Also: Stan Lee discusses Michael B. Jordan’s casting as The Human Torch in Fantastic Four

See Also: Bryan Singer confirms plans for an X-Men / Fantastic Four crossover

The 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 is set to hit theaters on August 7th, with Josh Trank (Chronicle) directing a cast that includes Miles Teller (Whiplash) as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara »

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Kate Mara: Fantastic Four is grounded

28 July 2015 1:36 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Kate Mara says her new movie 'Fantatsic Four' is ''grounded in reality''. The 32-year-old actress has joined the cast of the latest addition to the Marvel franchise, replacing Jessica Alba as Sue Storm - aka The Invisible Woman - and believes the superheroes are pioneers of good family values and are actually down to earth compared to their counterparts. She said: ''It is quite raw and I think it is more grounded in reality than people are used to seeing. Usually superheroes operate alone, but the 'Fantastic Four' is about family who are at their greatest when working as a team. I so enjoyed interacting with the others, rather than carrying it on my own. I just love the three guys (co-stars Jamie Bell, Miles Teller ad Michael B Jordan who play The Thing, Mr Fantastic and The Human Torch). ''Though sometimes at the end of a 13-hour day of filming, »

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Why Fans Are Hating On Michael B. Jordan's Human Torch, According To Stan Lee

27 July 2015 4:58 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When it was revealed a couple years ago that the new Fantastic Four movie would star Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch, a divide was created in the audience. Some fans are excited by the casting, recognizing Jordan as a talented young actor; but others hate the choice simply because Jordan is black and The Human Torch in the comics is white. Many have theorized why this divide was created, but Fantastic Four creator Stan Lee has his own opinion on the matter, believing that people are riled up simply because they don't like change. Entertainment Weekly recently interview the Marvel Comics legend. and dedicated a portion of their time to talk about the casting of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm in Josh Trank's Fantastic Four. Noting that he personally thinks that the casting is a "great idea," Lee offered his view on why some are upset »

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Stan Lee discusses Michael B. Jordan’s casting as The Human Torch in Fantastic Four

27 July 2015 11:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s fair to say that 20th Century Fox’s upcoming reboot of the Fantastic Four has struggled when it comes to getting fans of Marvel’s First Family on board. A lot of hate has been thrown at the movie from the moment it was first announced, which much of the early criticism aimed towards the casting of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, a.k.a. The Human Torch.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, comic book legend and co-creator of the Fantastic Four, Stan Lee, has chipped in with his thoughts on the casting:

“I thought it was a great idea”, said Lee, before turning to critics of the casting: “They’re outraged not because of any personal prejudice. They’re outraged because they hate to see any change made on a series and characters they had gotten familiar with. In Spider-Man, when they got a new actor, that bothered them, »

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Stan Lee Gives His Thoughts On Michael B. Jordan As The 'Human Torch' In Fantastic Four

27 July 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Michael B. Jordan's casting as the 'Human Torch' in Josh Trank's upcoming Fantastic Four reboot caused quite a stir in the fanboy community. While many praised Fox for their efforts to increase diversity onscreen, a few complained about the drastic deviation from the character's appearance in source material. Jordan himself recently weighed in on the controversy in the form of a heartfelt letter. In it, he added that "if Stan Lee writes an email to my director saying, “You’re good. I’m okay with this,” who am I to go against that?". EW have since contacted the legendary comic book writer for his own thoughts on the matter - and it seems like he's a huge fan of Jordan's casting. However, he was also able to empathize with those who weren't quite on board with the casting yet - claiming that the majority of the criticism has not come out of racial prejudice, »

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Everything we know so far about the Fantastic Four reboot: Spoilers, trailer and latest rumours

27 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

20th Century Fox's new Fantastic Four is sneaking up on us with surprising stealth. Other than the odd controversy, news on the film from Chronicle director Josh Trank has been relatively light.

So what do we know about the movie, other than it surely has to improve on its Jessica Alba and Chris Evans-starring predecessors? Read on to find out:

Fantastic Four will arrive in UK cinemas on August 6 and in the Us on August 7.

We've got a whole new take on Marvel's First Family

In case it wasn't clear from the fresh faces of the cast (and the uniformly bad memories of the 2005 and 2007 films), this movie will reboot the franchise based on Marvel Comics' very first comic book series.

We have a whole new lineup, with Whiplash's Miles Teller as stretchy super scientist Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic, House of Cards' Kate Mara and Chronicle »

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Marvel's Stan Lee Defends Both Black Johnny Storm and Fan Criticism

27 July 2015 5:10 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Stan Lee helped create "The Fantastic Four" for Marvel, and Lee just weighed in on the casting of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, in the new movie coming out August 7. The character was originally written as blond-haired and blue-eyed, and some fans objected to casting a black actor. In May, Jordan wrote an essay on the subject for Entertainment Weekly, addressing his critics and saying Lee had given his Ok. Lee updated in a new chat with EW to say he was "more than Ok" with the plan: "I thought it was a great idea!"

However, the Marvel legend can see both sides of this, and doesn't view the criticism as a race issue as much as a knee-jerk reaction from fans who want to see a faithful adaptation of the characters they've embraced. As he told Entertainment Weekly:

They're outraged not because of any personal prejudice. »

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5 Things To Make Aquaman Awesome on the Big Screen

26 July 2015 10:22 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With Aquaman finally coming to the big screen, a mere 75 years after his comic debut, DC now has to make the Atlantean hero interesting and entertaining to casual fans, as well as comic readers.  They have a lot of damage to undo since Aquaman’s image has suffered over the years. Here are 5 ways that Zack Snyder and Jason Momoa can make the King of the Seas cool again.

Aquaman, Aka Arthur Curry, was created in More Fun Comics #73 in 1941. Since then, he’s been seen in several animated series, most notably the Filmation studios  Superman/Aquaman Adventure Hour in 1967, and the Super Friends (1973-82). He’s also appeared in live-action form in Smallville, and the pilot film for a TV series, Aquaman: Mercy Reef, starring Justin Hartley. Now he’s making his way to the big-screen.

What most non-comic readers remember about Aquaman is that he’s a »

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The Week in Spandex – Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Justice League Dark, Hellboy 3, X-Men/Fantastic Four, Gambit and more

25 July 2015 3:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Daredevil, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers Assemble, Ultimate Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men: Apocalypse, Gambit, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Green Lantern Corps, Justice League Dark, Hellboy 3, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem, Batman: Bad Blood, Batman: The Killing Joke, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl and more…

After topping the worldwide box office last weekend with $114 million – including £4 million here in the UK, where it dethroned Minions – Marvel’s Ant-Man is set to face new competition from Pixels in the States this weekend, but with $133 million in the bank by close of play on Thursday the miniature superhero is performing on par with Captain America: The First Avenger and will be looking to crack the »

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Michael Chiklis Joins Gotham As Series Regular

22 July 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Gotham is adding yet another tough-as-nails member to the Gcpd, and this time they’ve called in the big guns. According to TVLine, the Batman prequel show has recruited The Shield alum Michael Chiklis, who will take on the role of the new captain of the Gotham City Police Department as a series regular.

Chiklis will not be taking on the role of a DC Comics character, but will instead play Nathaniel Barnes, who has been created solely for the series. Judging by the character description, it won’t take long for the infamous city to corrupt him, either:

Barnes lands on the Gcpd like a tornado, ripping out the dead wood of Gotham’s police force. He is a law and order zealot; unafraid of making enemies – on either side of the law. For Gordon (Ben McKenzie), Barnes is a hero and a mentor, someone with whom he can share the burden of heroism. »

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Gotham season 2: Michael Chiklis joins cast as Gcpd captain

22 July 2015 1:06 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Michael Chiklis – two-time Ben Grimm, and star of The Shield – has joined Gotham as a mentor to Jim Gordon…

Just a little Gotham update here, but one that gives us a few clues about the new season. Michael Chiklis (perhaps best known to our readers as Ben Grimm from the 2005 and 2007 Fantastic Four movies) has signed up for a role in the show.

Chiklis – who’s also appeared in American Horror Story, The Shield, Sons Of Anarchy, Vegas and No Ordinary Family – will play the Gcpd’s Captain Barnes, described as ‘a hero and a mentor for Ben McKenzie’s Jim Gordon’.

We’re told that Barnes "lands on the Gcpd like a tornado, ripping out the dead wood of Gotham's police force. He is a law and order zealot; unafraid of making enemies -- on either side of the law. For Gordon, Barnes is a hero and a mentor, »

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Chiklis gets ‘Gotham’ed

21 July 2015 10:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Former star of The Shield Michael Chiklis is taking up the badge of justice again, this time for Fox/DC’s Gotham. He’s set to shake up the gargoyle-laden metropolis as Captain Nathaniel Barnes.

According to producers, Barnes is a hard-headed stickler for the rule of law who’ll cause headaches for gangsters and colleagues alike, as well as forming an alliance with Ben McKenzie‘s proto-Commissioner Jim Gordon. However, this being Gotham City, friends can often become enemies at the flip of Two-Face’s coin!

Season Two sees Cameron Monaghan‘s fledgling Joker become a key part of the action, so it looks like the beleaguered police force are really going to have their work cut out.

In addition to his dirty duties as a TV lawman, Chiklis is well-known in comic book circles for his role as The Thing in the studio’s short-lived Fantastic Four movie franchise. »

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Why Ant-Man's Peyton Reed never made Fantastic Four for Fox

20 July 2015 11:24 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Before Ant-Man, Peyton Reed was once attached to direct 2005's Fantastic Four movie. It was not to be...

He's currently enjoying box office success with his movie of Marvel's Ant-Man, but for director Peyton Reed, he could nearly have been involved with another comic book movie adaptation.

He was once attached to direct the 2005 film of Fantastic Four that Fox at the time was putting together. The film would go on to star Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis in the lead roles, and would lead to one sequel. The reboot, as you probably know, is two weeks away, with Josh Trank directing.

Reed's time on the original Fantastic Four project, however, didn't seem to be too happy. "I was a huge Marvel fan when I was a kid", he told Yahoo, "and knew Fantastic Four inside out and felt they were always the crown jewel of Marvel. »

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Rudd Ant Hero Has Worst Marvel Cinematic Universe Domestic Debut to Date

20 July 2015 3:41 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Ant-Man': Paul Rudd as Scott Lang. 'Ant-Man' box office below expectations: Lowest Marvel Cinematic Universe domestic debut Starring Paul Rudd as a bug-like (sizewise) action hero, Ant-Man was expected to open with $60-$65 million from 3,856 U.S. and Canada locations this past weekend, July 17-19, '15. That didn't happen. A mere three days ago, Variety enthused that Ant-Man was "marching to a solid $65 million weekend at the U.S. box office." But instead of a $65 million domestic debut like those of Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, Ant-Man bowed with a considerably more modest $57.22 million (down from the studio's $58.04 million Sunday estimate), including Thursday evening screenings. This latest Marvel Cinematic Universe entry averaged a highly disappointing – especially for an McU entry with loads of steeper-priced 3D and IMAX / Pfl screenings – $14,841 per location. But really, why "highly disappointing"? Trailing 'The Incredible Hulk' Even taking into account the fact »

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The Wasp Will Feature In Marvel’s Phase Three – Despite Having Founded The Avengers In Comics

20 July 2015 10:27 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

What’s that you say? Marvel are about to introduce another female superhero into their testosterone-soaked universe? Indeed, in what some might characterise as a welcome sign of progress, while others might call it long overdue, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has verbally confirmed that The Wasp is included in plans for ‘Phase 3’ of the franchise-generator’s output, having popped on the radar in the recently released Ant-Man.

The Wasp is the superhero identity of one Janet Van Dyne, also known as the mother of Hope Van Dyne – the character played by Evangeline Lilly in Ant-Man. The Wasp first appeared in Marvel comic books in Tales To Astonish #44 in 1963, and went on to become a founding member of The Avengers – even giving them the team its name. Her father was killed by an alien, so she enlisted the aid of scientist and colleague Hank Pym, and underwent bio-chemical enhancement to »

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Ava DuVernay Talks About Marvel, Passing on 'Black Panther' and Following the White Guys

20 July 2015 8:39 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

"You gotta follow the white guys," director Ava DuVernay told a crowd of female bloggers (via The Hollywood Reporter) during her closing keynote address at the 2015 BlogHer Conference, offering up advice for women and minorities looking to make it in their industry. It was an interesting point for the Selma director to make. After all, the conversation has grown louder and louder when it comes to the discussion regarding women and people of color blazing their own trails and charting their own paths to the top in industries that have been primarily dominated by white males. But according to DuVernay there is an advantage to utilizing the roads paved by those already in positions of privilege and power. "They've got this thing wired. Too often, we live within their games, so why would you not study what worksc Take away the bad stuff -- because there's a lot -- and »

- Jordan Benesh

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The Week in Spandex – Ant-Man, X-Men: Apocalypse, Batman v Superman, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Jessica Jones, Superman Lives, Deadpool, Constantine and more

18 July 2015 4:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Avengers Assemble, Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, Fantastic Four, X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, X-Force, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, The Flash, Superman Lives, Justice League Mortal, Gotham, Arrow, Constantine, Supergirl, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Batman: Bad Blood, The Lego Batman Movie and more…

Marvel Studios unleashed the second superhero movie of 2015 – and the twelfth instalment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – on Thursday evening as Ant-Man began its roll out around the globe. In the States, the film kicked off its run with $6.4 million in Thursday previews and is tracking a domestic opening weekend in the region of $60 million, with around $125 million expected worldwide. Here’s an excerpt from Scott Davis’ ★★★★ spoiler free review of the film:

While its troubled production history »

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