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Sneak Peek a new synopsis for Marvel Studios' currently filming feature "Ant-Man", set for a North American release July 2015, directed by Peyton Reed ("Bring it On"), starring Paul Rudd as 'Scott Lang' aka 'Ant-Man', Michael Douglas as his mentor 'Dr. Hank Pym' and Evangeline Lilly as 'Hope Van Dyne', the daughter of Pym:
"Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world..."
- Michael Stevens
Ahead of its release later this year a new sneak peek at Doomed: The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four has arrived online, giving us a look at the upcoming documentary which delves into the history of the infamous 1994 Concord-New Horizons / Constantine Films adaptation of Marvel’s First Family.
Written and directed by Marty Langford, the documentary explores the story behind the low-budget Fantastic Four movie, which was produced by B-movie legend Roger Corman and starred Alex Hyde-White as Reed Richards, Rebecca Staab as Susan Storm, Jay Underwood as Johnny Storm and Michael Bailey Smith as Ben Grimm.
Check out the sneak peek here…
- Gary Collinson
Back before Hollywood studios like Warner Bros., Sony, Paramount, Universal and 20th Century Fox realized that you could actually make money off of adapting silly comic books into movies, there was a German producer by the name of Bernd Eichinger. He had the vision to see that comic books could become blockbusters and had his company purchase the film rights to the Fantastic Four from Stan Lee. One issue, his company didn't have the money to actually make a big-budget Hollywood film. So, in order to keep the film rights his company hired Roger Corman to produce it, as he was well known for making films on the cheap. The cast included: Alex Hyde-White as Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic, Jay Underwood as Johnny Storm / Human Torch, Rebecca Staab as Sue Storm / Invisible Woman, Michael Bailey Smith as Ben Grimm, Carl Ciarfalio as the Thing and Joseph Culp as »
Comic fans should rejoice, this is almost a time that can be called a renaissance for our fandom. Between the McU, the Dcu, the Dcau, various live actio television series, animated series, current & contuining comic books, indie comics and fandom conventions. We have a lot of material to entertain our escapes into super-heroism (or Villainy for those inclined). We're not even considered a niche nerd-based pass-time anymore. We're mainstream baby! This time is ours! So let's take a look at how Hollywood has used some extremely popular actors and actresses in films representing beloved characters. From some of the best representations to some of the weirdest and worst, even some entries of obscurity. Enjoy. Chris Evans Curtis, Human Torch, Lucas Lee, Jensen, & Captain America Chris Evans has had a lot of success in the realm of Cbm's. He single handedly stole the show during the Fantastic Four films, even if »
In this week's installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Chris Evans approves Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm in the upcoming "Fantastic Four" remake. Also: Thandie Newton joins HBO's "Westworld" pilot, Comedy Central renews Chris Hardwick's "@midnight," updates on the "Zoolander" and "Sinister" sequels, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga performing "Live" on PBS, Hilary Duff plots her comeback, and more. (Yep, Hilary Duff is plotting a comeback people.) Catch up here: »
- HitFix Staff
In a recent interview with The Source Magazine, actor Michael B. Jordan talked about the Fantastic Four reboot that he completed filming. Some of the things he mentions includes his "original Johnny stuff," their "fresh take" on the story, and the advice he received from Chris Evans.
When asked about his experience playing Johnny Storm, the actor said:
"Yeah man it's been a lot of fun. Johnny Storm is such an iconic character. There’s a lot of personality traits and things to him that people are really going to look forward to seeing. Got a lot of original Johnny stuff in there and then you have – not a New take but a fresh take. We have a different take on different things as well. I could go on and on about it but I think it’s something that people will enjoy."
I'm curious to see what this fresh »
- Joey Paur
It’s that time of the year when the blockbusters are starting to dry up – we’ve had new X-Men, Captain America and the first installment of Guardians of the Galaxy to satiate our appetite for comic book adaptations – all of which have been far more impressive than perhaps we were expecting (low expectations often yield more promising results) – and a few more pleasant surprises besides, not least Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
While we still have a few more big releases to look forward to this year – Interstellar, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and the final Hobbit installment will certainly draw in the crowds – 2015 is where a lot of eyes are now turning for the next epic blockbuster fix. Whether it’s more comic book fun with Ant-Man and the reboot of Fantastic Four, the return of favourite franchises from Jurassic World to Terminator: Genisys »
- Andrew Dilks
It seems the previous Johnny Storm has talked with the new one.
With filming on the reboot of the "Fantastic Four" franchise finishing up, actor Michael B. Jordan has spoken about his role as the new Johnny Storm in the movie. He tells The Source that before he began filming the role he scored some advice from Chris Evans, the Captain America star who played Johnny Storm in the two previous "Fantastic Four" films:
"I did get a chance to talk to Chris Evans about it, I met him at this event and he was basically like, 'Man I can't give you anything.' He said, 'You're great, you're awesome. Just do your thing. And enjoy it. It's gonna be fun.' That was just a really cool piece of information, words of encouragement from the guy who killed the role. He really did a really great job and hats »
- Garth Franklin
When Michael B. Jordan was cast as Johnny Storm (aka The Human Torch) in Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four reboot, many a fan balked due to the color of his skin, claiming this was not a true representation of the Marvel character. The news has been confirmed for a while now, and it's been rather quiet in terms of whether or not audiences will accept this new interpretation of the Human Torch. Speaking with The Source, the actor hints that the color of Johnny's skin may not be the only thing that has changed.
Michael B. Jordan, who won raves for his performance in Fruitvale Station, but may be best remembered for his role as Haddie Braverman's boyfriend on Parenthood, had this to say about taking on such an iconic Marvel character.
"It's been a lot of fun. Johnny Storm is such an iconic character. There's a lot of »
As Stacey Snider gets closer to leaving DreamWorks to take a senior position under 20th Century Fox Film chairman/CEO Jim Gianopulos, questions have been rampant about the role for Tcf production president Emma Watts, who led the studio to its most killer summer in a long time. Gianopulos has answered some of those questions by staking Watts to a new three year deal.
“Emma is a proven and extremely talented production executive who has consistently led her division to great success, most recently through her stellar contributions to our remarkable summer slate,” Gianopulos said. “We look forward to her continuing contributions to our creative achievements in the years ahead.”
Last month, Fox became the first studio to pass $1 billion in domestic box office – and $3 billion worldwide – fueled by The Other Woman, the $730 million global grosser X-Men: Days Of Future Past, and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, the »
- Mike Fleming Jr
A Point of Geeks report Marvel has identified it's next franchise and while it is a lesser-known property, it makes a lot of sense for the studio. The Inhumans were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, making their first appearance in 1965 in the pages of the Fantastic Four. The comic revolves around a royal family of superbeings led by Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans. After the blockbuster success of their wacky and risky film, Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel is continuing with their plan of expanding the scope of their cinematic universe. This isn't an impulsive development either, they have long planned for this next phase to include Ant-Man, Dr. Strange and The Inhumans. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige spoke about their potential last year to EW: Inhumans is cool, they’re really great characters. The most powerful guy is the king who doesn’t say a »
Running Time: 130 Minutes
Special Features: Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes, Blooper Reel, Audio Commentary, Making-of Featurettes
2014 has secured Marvel as one of the most bankable film studios on the planet, with the immense success of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the current attention Guardians Of The Galaxy is enjoying in multiplexes as we speak. As the ninth endeavour for Marvel Studios, Captain America: The Winter Soldier had a lot to live up to. However I can safely say that, not only did the film exceed expectations, but Marvel have revolutionized the genre once again. The narrative utilizes that trademark comedic style to compliment the scripts more dramatic beats, but it also tells a contemporary, relevant and most importantly believable story. This is something that the »
- Ben Read
The company is moving ahead with a script written by Joe Robert Cole, sources have told Collider.
The Inhumans are a race of superpowered beings living in seclusion under the rule of their royal family.
Their best known members include the silent king Black Bolt, his wife Medusa, the teleporting dog Lockjaw and the Human Torch's sometime lover Crystal.
In the wake of Warners reportedly introducing DC Comics' 'Atlantean' character 'Arthur Curry', aka 'Aquaman' in "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" and hiring screenwriters Will Beall ("Gangster Squad") and Kurt Johnstad ("300") to write two separate screenplays for a solo "Aquaman" feature, Marvel's Kevin Feige recently clarified whether or not his studio or Comcast (parent of Universal) control the screen rights to Marvel Comics' "Namor: The Sub-Mariner", the first Atlantean comic book anti-hero, whose origin pre-dates Aquaman:
"Yes," said Feige about Marvel controlling screen rights to Namor, "but it’s slightly more complicated than that."
"Let’s put it this way – there are entanglements that make it less easy.
"There are older contracts that still involve other parties that means we need to work things out before we move forward on it.
"...as opposed to an 'Iron Man' or any of the 'Avengers' or any of the »
- Michael Stevens
Further to creator Stan Lee confirming Marvel Studios is developing a motion picture based on "The Inhumans", based on a screenplay by Joe Robert Cole, it now looks as though actor Vin Diesel, who voices 'Groot' in Marvel's "Guardians Of The Galaxy", will play the role of the silent but deadly 'Black Bolt', leader of the group:
Millions of years ago, at the beginning of the alien 'Kree'-'Skrull' war, the Kree set up an observation station on the planet Uranus, to observe sentient life on Earth that had genetic potential.
The Kree then began to experiment on homo sapiens by splicing 'Eternals' DNA into 'Cro-Magnons', to investigate ways of circumventing their own evolutionary stagnation, while creating a powerful strain of soldiers for protection against the Skrulls.
Their test subjects, that became to be »
- Michael Stevens
A few days back Guardians of the Galaxy star Vin Diesel teased a possible appearance in an Inhumans movie, and now it seems that the success of James Gunn’s superhero space opera has convinced Marvel Studios to give the go ahead to the long-rumoured movie for Black Bolt and company. According to Collider, Joe Robert Cole (Amber Lake) has delivered an Inhumans script which Marvel has decided to movie forward with the project and is looking to put it out to directors.
If you’re unfamiliar with the characters, the Inhumans were created by comic book icons Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and are a race of superhumans who were genetically engineered on Earth by the Kree. The Inhumans made their first appearance in Fantastic Four #45 in 1965, and generally revolve around members of the Royal Family, which includes the likes of Black Bolt, Medusa, Karnak, Gorgon, Triton, Crystal and Lockjaw, »
- Gary Collinson
Labelle will make a four episode guest appearance as the mother of Gabourey Sidibe’s character (who has not been revealed just yet). Labelle’s character also plays part in the unravelling of the murderous secrets of Twisty The Clown Killer (John Carroll Lynch).
American Horror Story: Freak Show follows one of the few remaining freak shows in 1950s America. The series will look at the “freaks” as they try and keep their show alive, and deal with the evil forces who do not understand them. The series will star Ahs regulars Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Emma Roberts, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy and Sarah Paulson as Bette and Dot Tattler, who are conjoined twins. »
- Lucy Cave
A post by the actor on Facebook suggests that he could be involved in an unannounced film.
He voices the alien tree being Groot.
The Inhumans are a group of super-powered beings who were created by alien experiments on humanity.
Guardians of the Galaxy is in cinemas now. Read our review here and watch a trailer below: »
In 1960 Bill Finger wrote a Batman story involving a South American rebel group releasing a mysterious “Rainbow Creature” composed of red, green, yellow, and blue on an unsuspecting rural village. Each color holds a power, when a power is used the associated color fades to white. Batman and Robin eventually devise a plan to make it use all its powers simultaneously. It works, and the creature fades entirely white. Then, before The Dynamic Duo can strike, it implodes into dust and blows away in the wind. This was Batman #134. And though the issue was released in 1960, it is the pinnacle of the 1950s Batman: bright, whimsical, otherworldly, and downright bizarre. Did this tone stem from post-War censorship and economic realities, or something else?
The eras of The Batman are many. Even now, as I’m writing this or you are reading it somewhere in time, the character is ever »
- Dan Black
(Cbr) If you’re excited for Josh Trank’s "Star Wars" spinoff, there’s someone you should thank: Simon Kinberg. Kinberg and Trank are collaborators on Fox’s upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot. Furthermore, Kinberg is part of Lucasfilm’s "Star Wars" brain trust, helping to write some of the films, as well as the "Star Wars Rebels" animated series. Speaking with Slash Film, Kinberg revealed that he was the one who connected Trank and Lucasfilm. “I spoke very highly of Josh to the Lucasfilm guys. They were interested in him because he, like Rian [Johnson, director of "Episode VIII"] and like Gareth [Edwards, director of a 2016 spin-off], is very much that next generation filmmaker,” Kinberg said. “He comes from a background of making a big movie without a big budget. Which I think is also, not that these movies … they’ll have huge budgets, but the sort of the tradition that George [Lucas] started was somebody that came from making "American Graffiti »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
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