If the recent extended preview for Fantastic Four is any indicator, 20th Century Fox is desperate for you to see and like their reboot of the Marvel comics superhero family. After all, they screwed up the quartet with the first two movies they made, and if this doesn’t work then they might find themselves in an even more desperate situation.
And if you need a reminder as to just how badly Fox mishandled Fantastic Four before this recent reboot, Honest Trailers is here to tear apart not just the first film from 2004, but also Rise of the Silver Surfer from 2007. Watch the Fantastic Four Honest Trailer after the jump! Read More »
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Fans who were planning on rewatching the Fantastic Four movies from 2005 and 2007 had better find physical copies. 20th Century Fox has removed the film from two of the world’s leading streaming sites, Amazon and iTunes. The reason isn’t malicious. They simply don’t want fans to get confused when they hopefully start to look for information on the Fantastic Four reboot that opens August 7, directed by Josh Trank. Read more about the journey of the original Fantastic Four movies below. Read More »
San Diego Comic-Con is upon us so, with Superhero Bits going on a short hiatus, we’re blowing things out with a four page Super Size column!
Want to hear the showrunner of Daredevil talk about the show? Which Avenger is coming back to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Is Agent Carter in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Are Arrow and The Flash going to cross over? What happens to Thor when a lady takes over the Hammer? How big was the premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy? Is Hot Toys making the Helicarrier? Can Marvel Studios make a Namor movie or not? Can you donate to a documentary on Batkid? Are there problems with the Batman v Superman batsuit? Read about all this and more in this massive, four page Superhero Bits. Read More »
Five hundred days of small superhero news; my, how far we’ve come. Today, to commemorate this landmark column edition, we have an exclusive clip from The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition featuring two of the best superhero directors of all time: Christopher Nolan and Richard Donner.
Besides that, do you want to know how you can be an extra in Batman vs. Superman? How did Christopher Nolan decide to use the Tumbler in Batman Begins? Can you see the Avengers: Age of Ultron Comic-Con tease? Which raccoon was the model for Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy? Want to see concept art of Galactus from Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer? Read about all this and more in the 500th edition of Superhero Bits! Read More »
20th Century Fox must be expecting Fantastic Four 2 to make some big bucks this weekend. The bad reviews couldn’t stop the first film from selling tickets, and it seems like the studio believes they have another box office winner. The LA Times is reporting that Fox has already put a feature spinoff starring The Silver Surfer into development. According to the story, Babylon 5 scribe J. Michael Straczynski is already hard at work crafting the screenplay.
But will The Silver Surfer be able to carry a whole movie by himself? His character is certainly interesting enough (more interesting than Fantastic Four at least), and I’m more than confident in Straczynski. But I’m not quite sure that the public is ready for a comic book film where the hero is completely computer generated.
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This new outside banner for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer has been posted on the international website for the film. The Torch/Silver Surfer battle/chase sequence seems to be what everyone who has seen the trailer is most taken with. If you ask me, they should also promote the film with this banner in the states. Click on the image above to enlarge.
I hate to admit this, BUT the new new movie trailer for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is actually pretty badass. Am I wrong? Could this movie actually be good? Sure, the first film was pure crap, but most everyone knew that going in. This new trailer actually shows A LOT of promise.
The trailer, which will premiere theatrically before Spider-Man 3, is now available on Apple.com in High Definition (which we highly reccomend), or below in streamable flash format.
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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer hits theaters on June 15th 2007.
Last week AICN reported that Laurence Fishburne would voice Galactus in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. They were WRONG! Fishburne will instead voice the Silver Surfer, who is played by Doug Jones.
The Surfer, who first appeared in 1966, was a young astronomer named Norrin Radd of the planet Zenn-La. Radd agreed to serve as herald to the god-like entity, Galactus, in order to save Zenn-La from the world devourer’s insatiable hunger. Granted enormous powers , a silvery appearance and a surfboard-like vehicle – all of which were modeled after a childhood fantasy of Radd, the Silver Surfer roamed the cosmos, searching for new planets for Galactus to consume. In the new film, the Fantastic Four will square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus. Galactus has consumed countless planets, resulting in the elimination of entire extra-terrestrial civilizations.
I always imagined the Silver Surfer would sound more like the traditional surfer (think Keanu Reeves) than Fishburne. But my knowledge of the character is pretty limited.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer will hit theaters on June 15th 2007.
UPDATE: Laurence Fishburne to Voice The Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four 2
AICN reports that Laurence Fishburne will voice Galactus in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Fishburne’s powerful booming voice makes a perfect fit, atleast in theory. In the new film, the Fantastic Four will square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus. Galactus has consumed countless planets, resulting in the elimination of entire extra-terrestrial civilizations. The movie will hit theaters on June 15th 2007.