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Fantastic Four gets a new international trailer

23 May 2015 10:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from the new artwork and TV spot, an international trailer has arrived online for 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four, which offers up plenty of new footage from the superhero reboot. Check it out below…

See Also: Michael B. Jordan responds to criticism of his casting as Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four

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.

The 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 (House of Cards) as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch: New Footage In 2nd International ‘Fantastic Four’ Trailer; Michael B. Jordan Addresses Internet Haters

23 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In case you missed the requisite drama and outrage, comic book fans freaked when “Fruitvale Station” actor Michael B. Jordan landed the part of the Human Torch because the original character, Johnny Storm, is Caucasian and Jordan is African American. In the comics he is also the brother of Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman, and so how does that work? It doesn’t really matter, fans were just angered that 20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank changed the race of the original character. Jordan has stayed mostly silent about the backlash until now in an Entertainment Weekly article where he’s basically said to the haters, come at me, bro. "You’re not supposed to go on the Internet when you’re cast as a superhero,” he said in his open later. “But after taking on Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four—a character originally written with blond hair and »

- Edward Davis

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Michael B. Jordan Slams Racist "Internet Trolls" Who Are Angry About His Fantastic Four Casting As Johnny Storm

23 May 2015 4:09 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Michael B. Jordan is calling out the haters once and for all. The actor addressed the racist "Internet trolls" that are angry over his Fantastic Four casting in an Entertainment Weekly post, which was published on Friday, May 22. The Parenthood alum -- who received praise for his work in the 2013 award-winning drama Fruitvale Station -- plays Johnny Storm in the action sci-fi, which is a caucasian and blue-eyed character in the original Marvel comic books. "I didn't want to be ignorant about what people were saying. [...] »

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Michael Rooker reuniting with James Gunn on The Belko Experiment

23 May 2015 1:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Well this won’t come as a surprise, but James Gunn has announced that he’s reuniting with Michael Rooker for his newest project, horror-thriller The Belko Experiment.

“Rooker plays Bud Melks, the head of maintenance in the Belko building. He’s not a racist thug like Merle in The Walking Dead, and he doesn’t have a flying arrow like Yondu in Guardians of the Galaxy – in fact, he’s a pretty nice guy – so he’s ill-equipped to deal with the mysterious forces who start making all of the employees in Belko start killing each other unless they want to be killed themselves,” states Gunn on Facebook.

The Belko Experiment has been scripted by Gunn and will be directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek), with Rooker joining a cast that so far includes John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom), John C. McGinley (Scrubs), Tony Goldwyn (Scandal) and Melonie Diaz »

- Gary Collinson

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Michael B. Jordan responds to criticism of his casting as Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four

22 May 2015 3:02 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back at the start of the year, a section of the internet exploded with the news that black actor Michael B. Jordan had been cast as white comic book character Johnny Storm in 20th Century Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four. Jordan has spoken briefly on the backlash on several occasions [see here and here], but now with the film on the horizon, he’s penned a lengthy response over at EW:

You’re not supposed to go on the Internet when you’re cast as a superhero. But after taking on Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four—a character originally written with blond hair and blue eyes—I wanted to check the pulse out there. I didn’t want to be ignorant about what people were saying. Turns out this is what they were saying: “A black guy? I don’t like it. They must be doing it because Obama’s president” and “It »

- Gary Collinson

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Michael B. Jordan's Heartfelt Response To Those Opposed To His Fantastic Four Casting

22 May 2015 2:16 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

"You’re not supposed to go on the Internet when you’re cast as a superhero. But after taking on Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four—a character originally written with blond hair and blue eyes—I wanted to check the pulse out there. I didn’t want to be ignorant about what people were saying. Turns out this is what they were saying: “A black guy? I don’t like it. They must be doing it because Obama’s president” and “It’s not true to the comic.” Or even, “They’ve destroyed it!” So begins Michael B. Jordan's letter (via EW) in response to the backlash his casting in Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot received. His character, Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch, was a white guy in the comics so even though Jordan had proven himself a fine actor with roles in the likes of Fruitvale Station and Chronicle, »

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Fantastic Four: Michael B. Jordon Addresses Backlash Over Human Torch Casting

22 May 2015 2:05 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When the casting began for 20th Century Fox’s new Fantastic Four movie and Michael B. Jordan was announced to play Johnny Storm aka Human Torch, I was enthused. The guy’s talent has been clear from his days on The Wire, up through his emotionally devastating lead role in 2013’s Fruitvale Station. He’s crazy good, so the casting was a no-brainer. But to some (read: closed-minded folks), Jordan’s casting spelled trouble, and this vocal minority has been making it known on the internet that they do not approve of Jordan’s casting (side note: Fox could not care less what you think). In the comics, Johnny Storm is traditionally a Caucasian male with blonde hair and blue eyes. Obviously Jordan doesn’t fit that mold, but so what? The comics are fiction and obviously any feature film adaptation is going to take liberties, so why not cast »

- Adam Chitwood

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‘Walking Dead’ Star Michael Rooker Joins James Gunn’s ‘Belko Experiment’

22 May 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Walking Dead” star Michael Rooker will reteam with James Gunn on a new horror film, “The Belko Experiment.”

Rooker played Yondu Udonta in Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Gunn noted in the announcement Friday on his Facebook page. He has also revealed castings this week of “Scrubs” alum John C. McGinley, “Fruitvale Station’s” Melonie Diaz, “The Newsroom” star John Gallagher Jr. and “Scandal” president Tony Goldwyn.

“We’ve done three movies, two reality shows, a video game and a Web series together, been on a bromantic trip to Paris with just the two of us, and spent many nights as the last two maniacs at a party, so did you ever think there was any possibility that my pal Michael Rooker would not be cast in our horror/action/thriller ‘The Belko Experiment,’ especially when it’s been comprised of such overwhelming talent? Of course not.”

Rooker will play Bud Melks, »

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'Fantastic Four' Star Michael B. Jordan Responds to Critics of Black Johnny Storm

22 May 2015 9:55 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Not everyone feels, well, fantastic about a black actor taking on the role of Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in the new "Fantastic Four" movie. In this re-imagining, Kate Mara plays Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Miles Teller is Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Jamie Bell is Ben Grimm/The Thing, and Michael B. Jordan is Johnny Storm, the role played by Chris Evans in the 2005 movie.

Since Johnny was originally written to be blond with blue eyes, some fans grumbled about the change to cast Michael B. Jordan. Jordan just wrote a piece for Entertainment Weekly, responding to comments like "A black guy? I don't like it. They must be doing it because Obama's president," "It's not true to the comic," and "They've destroyed it!"

Here's part of what Jordan wrote:

It used to bother me, but it doesn't anymore. I can see everybody's perspective, and I know I can't »

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Michael B. Jordan addresses the racial controversy regarding Fantastic Four

22 May 2015 9:43 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

I have always looked at working for this website as a privilege and an honor. I love being able to share movie news with my fellow Schmoes out there. But, it also means that you have to have a thick skin when readers disagree with you. But, I have never had to endure the level of vitriol and trolling that has been thrown in the direction of Michael B. Jordan. The actor has reached a level of acclaim for his performances in Fruitvale Station and on The Wire that has gotten him one of the dream »

- Alex Maidy

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James Gunn announces more cast for ‘The Belko Experiment’

22 May 2015 8:35 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

With his hands full crafting a sequel for the hugely successful Guardians Of The Galaxy, James Gunn could be forgiven for keeping his head down. Instead the director has taken on producer duties for The Belko Experiment, a horror thriller he first wrote several years ago, now announcing the film’s new cast members on social media.

Having previously announced a role for John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom, Short Term 12) in the film, Gunn has now confirmed roles for Tony Goldwyn (Scandal, Divergent), Melonie Diaz (Fruitvale Station) and John C. McGinely. (Scrubs, Platoon), with even more casting news expected soon.

Based in the South American facility of the Belko Company, The Belko Experiment sees a group of employees sealed off at the start of their working day and ordered to kill each other or be killed. Whilst this will undoubtedly lead to a bad day for everyone involved – including Mike Pelk (Gallagher), company C. »

- Mike McCarthy

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The Fantastic Four demonstrate their powers in new promo

21 May 2015 11:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

MovieTickets.com has released a new piece of artwork for Fox’s upcoming superhero reboot Fantastic Four, as well as a promo which sees Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan), Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Susan Storm (Kate Mara) and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell) demonstrating their powers; take a look…

See Also: Character posters for Fantastic Four

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.

The 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 (House of Cards) as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Scrubs’ Alum John C. McGinley Joins James Gunn’s ‘Belko Experiment’

21 May 2015 11:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John C. McGinley has joined the cast of “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn’s new horror film, “The Belko Experiment.”

Gunn made the announcement Thursday on his Facebook page. He also revealed castings this week of “Fruitvale Station’s” Melonie Diaz, “The Newsroom” star John Gallagher Jr. and “Scandal” president Tony Goldwyn.

“When I think of John, I often think of Bob Slydell from ‘Office Space,'” Gunn said. “Fortunately, in that film, the characters only had to murder each other spiritually, and not physically, as they do in ‘Belko.’ John may be most recognized from ‘Scrubs,’ but he’s an eerily dexterous actor who can do almost anything and has shone in any role he’s been given. He most recently got rave reviews for his performance in ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ on Broadway with Al Pacino and Bobby Cannavale.”

McGinley will play a socially awkward top exec at Belko, »

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Alejandro G. Inarritu, Marielle Heller Tapped for Sundance Honor

21 May 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sundance Institute will present its Vanguard Awards to “Birdman” director Alejandro G. Inarritu and Marielle Heller (“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”) at its Sundance Institute Celebration on June 2.

Inarritu will be honored with the Vanguard Leadership Award for the originality and independent spirit of his films.

Inarritu’s films include “Amores Perros” (2000), “21 Grams” (2003), “Babel” (2006), “Biutiful” (2010) and “Birdman,” which won him three Oscars for best picture, director and original screenplay. He has produced three films that appeared at the Sundance Film Festival: “Nine Lives” (2005), “Mother and Child” (2010) and “Rudo y Cursi” (2009).

Inarritu will be the fourth recipient of the Vanguard Leadership Award, joining philanthropist and former institute trustee George Gund, journalist and film critic Roger Ebert, and actress and arts advocate Glenn Close.

Comedian Mike Birbiglia will present Heller his Vanguard Award. Heller’s first feature film, “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” was supported by Sundance Institute’s Feature »

- Dave McNary

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Watch: First Clip From Sundance Sensation 'Dope'

20 May 2015 1:03 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Cannes Film Festival used to be a rather exclusive place. While that rarified air is still very much in place, in the last few years the festival has opened up itself to taking in titles that have screened at Sundance earlier in the year. It’s usually one or two pictures at best, and recent Sundance-to-Cannes indies include “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” “Fruitvale Station,” “Whiplash,” and “Beasts of The Southern Wild” (the latter two were also nominated the Best Picture Oscar). This year, there was only one movie from Sundance selected to play during Cannes: “Dope,” the layered hip-hop crime comedy which is part of the Directors' Fortnight sidebar. Written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa (“Brown Sugar,” “Our Family Wedding”), “Dope” is jam packed with of-the-moment pop culture, social media, culturally relevant conversations about race, socio-economic circumstance, and zeitgeist-capturing flavor. The comedy, which we »

- Edward Davis

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New Me And Earl And The Dying Girl Trailer Goes Heavy on Jokes, Emotion

20 May 2015 10:56 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Fox Searchlight and Indian Paintbrush have released a new international trailer for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (American Horror Story), the film was this year’s big winner at the Sundance Film Festival, following in the footsteps of Whiplash and Fruitvale Station by taking home both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award. I was one of those that caught the movie at Sundance and yeah, it’s really, really good. Based on the Jesse Andrews novel of the same name, the film revolves around a Criterion Collection-obsessed high school senior (Thomas Mann) who is talked into spending time with an acquaintance classmate (Olivia Cooke) who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. It’s a film that wears its heart on its sleeve, but if you refuse the need to be cynical for two hours, it’ll hit you with an emotional gut punch. »

- Adam Chitwood

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‘Fruitvale Station’s’ Melonie Diaz Joins James Gunn Thriller ‘The Belko Experiment’

20 May 2015 10:46 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fruitvale Station” star Melonie Diaz will join Tony Goldwyn (“Scandal”) and John Gallagher Jr. (“The Newsroom”) in MGM Studios’ thriller “The Belko Experiment,” which is being produced by “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn, who announced the news on Wednesday. Greg McLean is directing the movie, which is gearing up to start production next month in Bogota, Colombia. Peter Safran is producing with Gunn, who wrote the script several years ago. “The Belko Experiment” follows an American company in South America whose employees are pitted against each other and forced to fight for their lives as their true natures are. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Casting: Poots, Castro, Esprit, Janney, Diaz

20 May 2015 4:49 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Connor4Real

Imogen Poots, Sarah Silverman and Tim Meadows will co-star in the Judd Apatow-produced comedy "Conner4real" from the Lonely Island trio, Universal Pictures and Apatow Productions. Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer are directing and co-starring in the film.

Andy Samberg plays a rapper who reunites with his former boy band after his latest solo album flops. Silverman plays his sarcastic publicist, Meadows his overworked manager, and Poots his potential love interest. [Source: The Wrap]

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Ang Lee's film adaptation of Ben Fountain's novel "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" has found its squad of Iraq War veterans to join Joe Alwyn in the title role. Also onboard are Makenzie Leigh as his Texas cheerleader love interest, Arturo Castro as Mango, Barney Harris as Sykes, Beau Knapp as Crack, Mason Lee as Foo, Brian 'Astro' Bradley as Lodis, and Ismael Cruz Cordova as Holiday.

Set entirely during football game, »

- Garth Franklin

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Streaming Now: 'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,' 'Fruitvale Station,' and More

15 May 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Hungry, Netflix lovers? Season 4 of CNN's culinary travel documentary series, "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," hits the streaming service on May 15 and is just one of our picks in this week's edition of Stream On. Allow the witty and candid Bourdain to take you on a delicious and insightful journey to fascinating destinations around the world. (Don't worry, you don't actually have to leave your couch.) Netflix also has award-winning Michael B. Jordan drama "Fruitvale Station" and Hulu's got '60s Dick Van Dyke kid classic "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." »

- Alana Altmann

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Ryan Coogler Gets to the Heart of Human Portrayal in 'Fruitvale Station' - Now Streaming on Netflix

12 May 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Ryan Coogler's feature film debut, "Fruitvale Station," starring Michael B. Jordan, is out on Netflix streaming, starting today... "He didn't like to be left alone."Oscar Grant's mother Wanda, played superbly by Octavia Spencer, delivers this line in one of the most compelling scenes in the film. It is a detail, that when considered in the context of the story, hits us on all sides, and most importantly, in the heart. Details like these penetrate the divisive rhetoric framing Oscar Grant as a saint or a criminal. Instead, he is a son who didn't want to be left alone by his mother, a detail so specific and tangible that the story can only be felt at that »

- Nijla Mumin

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