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After months of radio silence from 20th Century Fox, we finally have our first glimpse at Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four. The footage is... interesting. They don't show a ton of the Fantastic Four in action, so we're left with a glimpse into the story and the tone they're trying to set. From the looks of it, this one looks pretty dour and super serious. This definitely isn't Tim Story's The Fantastic Four movies (thank god!) from a few years back. This looks more like Nolan's Interstellar than typical caped crusader fare. As I've said before, it's easy to get pretty bored with superhero movies, so I hope this one is as good as the footage promises. I was a huge fan of Josh Trank's Chronicle and I like all the actors they've assembled for this. Beyond all else, it's good to finally have some footage to watch. »
- Matthew McKibben
After months of dogged secrecy, apparently hesitant studio bosses and allegedly extensive reshoots (although that's something that's been firmly denied), the first teaser trailer for the Fantastic Four reboot has finally hit screens. But what does it tell us about the film?
We've been breaking it down, and here's what we found...
It was already fairly obvious from the casting choices, but this version of the Fantastic Four has a lot in common with their Ultimate-universe counterparts, who were pitched considerably younger than the traditional version. Pipe-smoking, white-templed Reed Richards is replaced by pimply undergrad Reed Richards, and like follows like with the other characters.
Interestingly, the footage suggests that the senior Dr. Franklin Storm – Sue and Johnny's father – might be part of the project that gets the Four into space, »
It's clobberin' time!O.K., so The Thing doesn't actually say his famous catchphrase in this first trailer for "Fantastic Four" ... and that's probably a good thing.This reboot is clearly more serious than the Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans and Ioan Gruffudd films from 2005 and 2007, this time with Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell stepping into the supersuits.Director Josh Trank opened up about the film with Collider, saying this new version will "fall in line more with a Cronenberg-ian science fiction tale of something horrible happening to your body and [it] transforming out of control," a la "The Fly."The trailer doesn't do much to explain the plot, but Trank says you can expect a "modern telling" of how the four main characters got their superpowers. And speaking of those powers, we gotta say, they look pretty cool in the brief glimpses we see above. »
- tooFab Staff
There has been much speculation surrounding the movie and the lack of news coming out of the set, but all worries have been cast aside now that we’re getting our first look at the world of the Fantastic Four in this teaser. And we have to say we’re pleasantly pleased with the tone and mood Trank has set up for his re-imagining of the Marvel team.
Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell star as the titular foursome who are physically transformed after they teleport to an alternate universe where untold dangers await them. With their lives and physical nature irreversibly shaken, the four must learn to work together as a team to save Earth from a friend-turned-enemy.
Judging from this footage, we’re going »
- Rachel West
The teaser for the reboot of the Fantastic Four series is here! And the first official look at the film shows a very different (and darker) version of the original live adaptation that help made Chris Evans a star.
In the new series, Michael B. Jordan takes on the role of Johnny Storm (a.k.a Human Torch). He and his That Awkward Moment co-star, Miles Teller, who plays Mr. Fantastic, are bringing a new vibe to the franchise.
Rounding out the team are Kata Mara as Sue Storm (a.k.a. Invisible Woman) and Jamie Bell as The Thing.
While it’s not confirmed, the new film looks to take place in the same universe as the X-Men franchise. However, X-Men producer Simon Kinberg refuted that idea. What is clear is that the new film directed by Josh Trank is more grounded in reality -- a trend »
The Fantastic 4 trailer is here. A superhero project that most are eyeing rather dubiously has today revealed a first glimpse at the project. Give it a watch below:
Gone are the bright colours and camp one-liners of the previous movies which starred Jessica Alba and Chris Evans, replaced with a more muted palette and serious tone. It feels somewhere between the trailer for Batman Begins and Interstellar.
Director Josh Trank has recently stated that he approached the project as though it were not a Superhero movie but instead a ‘hard science fiction’ film. He went on to say that he believes his version of the four friends who find themselves gifted with extraordinary powers has more in common with a David Cronenberg film; if this is the case we can’t wait to see Jamie Bell pull a Goldblum as he morphs into The Thing.
So what do you think? »
- Kat Smith
For a while there, it seemed like maybe the Fantastic Four reboot was as imaginary as Stan Lee wished the Roger Corman version was. But here, at last, with barely more than six months left until its release, is our first teaser. Sorry if you want a lot of footage of the superhero quartet in action and using their powers or even showing off their powers, because this is still only a slight look at what we have to look forward to. Still, what’s here is pretty, um, fantastic. There’s voiceover narration from The Wire and House of Cards actor Reg E. Cathey, who plays Dr. Franklin Storm — father of Johnny and Sue. There are a mere hints at The Thing and Human Torch in transformed mode. Mostly, though, this is interestingly Interstellar-like in the story it’s teasing. If we didn’t know it was a superhero movie, I »
- Christopher Campbell
Finally, the teaser trailer for Josh "Chronicle" Trank's new take on Fantastic Four you've been waiting for is here. It's definitely darker than the Chris Evans / Jessica Alba / Ioan Gruffudd / Michael Chiklis era, and it's bound to get you excited.Featuring Whiplash's Miles Teller as Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic, House Of Cards' Kate Mara as Susan Storm / Invisible Woman, Fruitvale Station's Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm / Human Torch and Billy Elliot himself, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm / The Thing, the fourth live-action Fantastic Four film – you'd forgotten this one, hadn't you? – has Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' Toby Kebbell as Victor Domashev / Doom.It’s a teaser in the grand tradition – its almost avowed dedication to keeping the big reveals at elongated arm’s length may leave you with more questions than answers – but its serious, sombre tone will almost certainly be nothing »
20th Century Fox is set to debut the first trailer for The Fantastic Four reboot in theaters on February 13, attached to prints of Kingsman: The Secret Service, but it isn't known if the studio will release the trailer online before then. While we wait for this first footage to debut, many are hoping that the studio will also release the first photos of the cast, since we haven't seen any official images from the reboot thus far. Today, Nerdist's sources offered new details about the costumes, which they gave to their own artists who come up with unofficial renderings of what the costumes may look like. These images are not of official artwork from 20th Century Fox, but these artistic renderings are all we have to go on until the first trailer is released. Here's what Nerdist's Jessica Chobot had to say about Miles Teller's Mr. Fantastic suit.
For Fantastic Four fans, only four days remain until the wildly-anticipated trailer for the 2015 reboot starring Reed, Ben, Sue and Johnny arrives. Attached to the UK premiere of Kingsman: The Secret Service, it makes sense why Fox would choose to debut the trailer with director Matthew Vaughn's latest movie - he is producing The Fantastic Four. January 29th couldn't come any closer and one Twitter user notorious for leaking movie material has already weighed in with his thoughts. G@Brielgr@Y made another tweet replying to a fan for more detailed information on the forthcoming trailer. @petr_hruby Couldn't be more different from the last incarnation, loose camera work, fast and gritty. Looks good, not to be written off. — G@Brielgr@Y (@Gbrielgry) January 25, 2015 It was already known that this reboot was intended as a much grittier and grounded adaptation of the Fantastic Four and would be a complete »
LiveJournal is getting into online video in a way which should please the site’s more visually-inclined users. The anonymity-supporting blogging platform introduced video hosting on January 22, 2015, and comic book legend Stan Lee was the first to upload a video using the new feature.
Before the video hosting feature was introduced, LiveJournal bloggers were able to embed videos from other sites (but they’d have to upload their own video content to sites like YouTube before they could link or embed to them). LiveJournal’s new native video hosting simplifies this process. The platform’s users can now upload a video directly to LiveJournal, share it with their friends, and easily embed it into their posts.
- Bree Brouwer
Fantastic Four #642
Written by James Robinson
Pencilled by Leonard Kirk
Inked by Karl Kesel
Colored by Jesus Aburtov
Published by Marvel Comics
Fantastic Four #642 does some things very well, like depicting action scenes, actually doing something with the much maligned Heroes Reborn Universe, or having a couple third act plot twists. However, most of the story is rooted in superhero cliches ranging from heroes fighting then teaming up to villainous monologues and even a weak riff on Watchmen. Leonard Kirk and Karl Kesel’s art fares well in the heroes vs. heroes (and villains) fighting areas, but not so much in the emotional department as Kesel’s inks don’t give his characters much definition in their faces and body movements. For most of the story, the art comes off as fairly loose and by the numbers, and Aburtov’s colors match it as the various superhero costumes lack any visual pop. »
- Logan Dalton
Is Kingsman star Taron Egerton going to play Cyclops in X-Men: Apocalypse? What possible plot details are revealed by new Avengers: Age of Ultron toys? How did Stan Lee react to the Secret Wars news? Who is the latest villain to appear on Gotham? Is Mark Millar confident in Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four? Want to […]
- Germain Lussier
Last night Marvel Entertainment announced that its summer event series Secret Wars will serve as a reboot to the Marvel Universe, and now comic book legend Stan Lee has shared his thoughts on the end of an era during an interview with Newsarama:
“It’s probably good. Anything they do that’s unexpected and different usually captures the attention of the fans. People will want to follow it to see what happens and where it will lead. Marvel cannot keep doing the same stories over and over again. You always have to come up with new angles and new approaches to things. I think it’s probably a good idea. It sounds intriguing to me. Of course I have an emotional attachment to the original Marvel Universe, because I was so involved in it. But that doesn’t mean I expect it to be that way forever. It might be better under this new approach. »
- Gary Collinson
Marvel announced today that its comic book universe that has been established since 1961 will all come to an end with the upcoming eight-issue release of Secret Wars, arriving this May. While details are still scant after today's announcement, many fans are wondering how this will affect the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which hasn't even started its nine-movie Phase Three yet that kicks off with next year's Captain America: Civil War. Since the movie division's slate is locked in for the next four years, today's big news may not have a short-term effect on the McU, but it very well may shape Phase Four and beyond. Here's what Marvel's Senior Vice President of Publishing and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort had to say in a statement during Marvel's press conference.
"Once we hit Secret Wars No. 1, there is no Marvel Universe, Ultimate Universe, or any other. It's all Battleworld."
Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso added his own statement. »
Only three things are certain in life: death, taxes and Sony Pictures not knowing what they’re doing. Think that’s a 2014 thing? Think again!
This week’s Movie Newsgasm tells you all you need to know about Spider-Man appearing in both parts of Avengers: Infinity War, when the Justice League movie will start shooting (going by Batfleck’s busy filming schedule), and what do the people behind Fantastic Four think of the film? That last one’s pretty important because, at the moment, it seems like nobody has any idea. Where’S Our God Damned Trailer!?
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Here’s some more information on the film’s discussed…
…is set for release in the UK »
- Oli Davis
Uh-oh! It sounds like 20th Century Fox isn't very happy with what Josh Trank has done with his Fantastic Four reboot. The news comes from Bleeding Cool, who says that some people within the studio are calling the film “Chronicle 2 rather than Fantastic 4,″ and that it's not what the studio wanted to see. On top of that, one of the senior executives at the studio told the site that the movie was "a mess."
Well, that's not good. Of course, many of you seemed to figure that this was where Fantastic Four was headed, so I'm sure some of you aren't surprised by this news. X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn recently said that he saw the movie and that it was, simply, "good." It didn't seem like he was enthusiastic about it, though.
The report goes on to say that the studio is demanding reshoots and that they »
- Joey Paur
We.ve been waiting with bated breath for anything . a trailer, a poster, a first-look image. from the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, but, alas, we've been left waiting long without reward. Will it be a film worthy of Marvel.s first family, or another blunder like before? It's hard to say at this point, but to try and ensure that it.s the former, 20th Century Fox is bringing production on the film back to the Louisiana set for a round of reshoots. But if you.re thinking that this could mean bad things for the film, don.t be so hasty to pass judgement. The folks at Badass Digest confirmed the news of the reshoot, but this doesn.t automatically mean The Fantastic Four is doomed to face the same unfortunate fate as Tim Story-directed Fantastic Four movie from a decade ago. In modern Hollywood it's actually quite »
For such a highly-anticipated big-budget flick like The Fantastic Four, the movie world is still baffled that we’ve yet to see… well, anything of it yet. Granted, its release date is several months away, but in this current climate, it’s all the rage to begin marketing strategies for such capers as early as possible to generate buzz.
Bearing that in mind, yesterday’s news that we’d finally see a teaser trailer attached to Kingsman: The Secret Service next month couldn’t have come at a better time. Now, according to a rumor from Bleeding Cool – which we suggest is taken with a heavy dose of salt – the mystery surrounding The Fantastic Four is because the movie is in tatters.
The outlet reported last year that Fox were apparently seeking out a replacement for director Josh Trank mid-way through the shoot. Never confirmed, the suggestion sent ripples out »
- Gem Seddon
Paul Newman’s salad dressing enterprise is common knowledge, but did you know about these 25 businesses run by Hollywood stars?
What do big-time movie stars get up to in their spare time? While their fictional counterparts might enjoy chopping wood or getting hosed down by friendly females (more on that here), actors themselves have a tendency towards wacky entrepreneurial ideas and hefty industrial investments.
Looking at our findings from some rigorous research (read: Googling), it seems that you can divide famous actors into a handful of groups – those who are trying to do something good for the world, those who are trying to break into internet megabucks and those who like opening restaurants.
Without further chit-chat, here’s a breakdown of which stars are behind which brands which you may or may not know and love…
Here’s a brilliant one to start off with »
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