Posted on Friday, May 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
Last year’s Fantastic Four was a failure by just about any measure. It’s one of the worst reviewed and one of the lowest-grossing Marvel Comics adaptations of all time, it derailed Josh Trank’s once-promising career, and it further tarnished the reputation of a property that had already been ill-served by 2005’s Fantastic Four. It came as no surprise, then, when 20th Century Fox quietly yanked the planned sequel from its summer 2017 slate. But producer Simon Kinberg says they aren’t giving up just yet.
“We want to make another Fantastic Four movie,” Kinberg said during the recent press tour for X-Men: Apocalypse. And they’re really going to try to get it right this time, he promises: “We’ll try to be truer to the essence of the tone of Fantastic Four,” he said. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
Nobody liked Fantastic Four. Not critics, based on the reviews, and not audiences either, based on the box office. Not even its own director, who jumped on Twitter to distance himself just as the movie was opening in theaters. Nevertheless, 20th Century Fox continued to insist that it was “committed” to the franchise, with a sequel already dated for 2017.
But now Fox has taken a step back, too. In perhaps the least surprising superhero movie news of the year, the studio has quietly pulled Fantastic Four 2 off its upcoming calendar. Plus, Murder on the Orient Express, The Other Side of the Door, and Eddie the Eagle all get new release date. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
Any way you slice it, Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four was a bomb. Not only was it the second biggest flop of the summer, it got the worst reviews of any Marvel movie ever — from critics and audiences. And the film’s troubles began long before it hit screens, based on all the reports of behind-the-scenes drama.
But it’s still a valuable IP, and so in spite of all that bad buzz, Fox is pressing onward with a sequel. Producer Simon Kinberg says he’s “really focused” on making a Fantastic Four 2 happen with the same cast. Star Kate Mara, on the other hand, sounds more skeptical. Read the Fantastic Four 2 Simon Kinberg and Kate Mara comments after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 by Angie Han
Need a refresher on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2? How about another Gotham Season 2 clip? What does Harley Quinn‘s co-creator think of her Suicide Squad look? Does James Gunn have a status update on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? What superhero movie does Tommy Wiseau want to direct? How can superhero movies stay fresh, according to Chris Evans? What does Jesse Eisenberg love about the Batman v Superman script? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
This past weekend brought the release of 20th Century Fox’s latest iteration of Fantastic Four, and we already knew the first reviews weren’t very good, but no one was expecting it to be this bad.
First of all, the film landed at #2 at the box office behind Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation in its second week of release. It pulled in just over $26 million domestically and another $34 million internationally for a total of $60 million, hardly a runaway hit, especially for a comic book movie with a built-in fanbase, even outside of he Marvel cinematic universe.
Secondly, the reboot of Fantastic Four has actually turned out to be the worst reviewed Marvel film ever, even falling behind duds like Elektra and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. However, Fox isn’t yet giving up on the franchise. Find out more about Fantastic Four reviews and the future of Marvel’s first family after the jump! Read More »
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With Comic Con hitting this week we’ll learn a lot more about projects that are coming up in the next couple years, especially on the superhero front. But even before the big event begins, we’ve got a couple rumors about possible developments for two films we’ll be talking about over the next couple years. One is Doctor Strange, and the rumor isn’t entirely dismissible. The other concerns Fantastic Four 2, and seems more far-fetched. Read More »
Paramount has set the debut date for the World War Z sequel, with a mid-summer 2017 release targeted, rather than a 2016 bow. Specifically, the film is set for the same date on which Fox has already planted a flag for Fantastic Four 2. So which one will move? We’ll talk about that below, and give you news of the counter-programming strategy Universal has devised to compete with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
Just as no one but Tina Fey wanted to compete with Star Wars: The Force Awakens this holiday season, 2017 films are already running away from Star Wars Episode VIII. Following Disney’s big announcement yesterday, Fox has moved Fantastic Four 2 to get it out of Episode VIII‘s way. Find out the new Fantastic Four 2 release date after the jump. Read More »
Three dozen superhero movies will be released in theaters over the next five and a half years. With this week’s new announcements, I thought now was as good a time as any to take a look at the future of the comic book movie landscape. Hit the jump to find a comprehensive calendar of superhero movie release dates tracking the announced comic book movie adaptations up to the year 2020.
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