As fans patiently wait for something, anything official about Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four, we start to focus on other things. Like the new origin of Doctor Doom. Or the fact Marvel Comics cancelled all Fantastic Four comics and has been generally touchy with the characters for the last few years.
The prevailing thought was that Marvel Comics canceled the FF comics on purpose to spite the people who were making the film. That they didn’t want to help promote the film at all for 20th Century Fox, which will be releasing the new movie and handles the rights. Extreme conspiracy theorists wondered if canceling the comics would hurt the film, Fox would give up the rights, and the Fantastic Four could magically jump into Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Turns out, as you might have expected, that’s 100% not the case. The Chairman and CEO of Fox, Jim Gianopulos, said as much in a recent interview and you can read his quotes about the Fantastic Four cancellation conspiracy below.
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Fantastic Four fans, hold on to yourselves. We’ve known the new film, directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) will have some radically different concepts going on than we’re used to seeing in the classic Fantastic Four comics. But now Toby Kebbell, who plays the film’s version of Doctor Doom, has revealed a few things about his character. And they’re far more different than you’d probably been guessing so far. Read More »
Over the next five and a half years, there are 10 DC Comics movies, 11 Marvel Studios movies, and 10 Marvel movies from Fox and Sony on the calendar. 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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2015 is so packed with big movies, getting any one to stand out is important. Films like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World and Terminator Genisys have all released information and a photo or two to whet the fan appetites. Even Star Wars Episode VII put out very cryptic videos teasing returning vehicles and characters. The one film that has yet to release any images, and has so far avoided all conventions and other public appearances, is Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four. It’s currently the most mysterious blockbuster of 2015.
The lack of early promotion has been quite a point of contention online. Some love being in the dark about a movie. It’s a breath of fresh air in today’s mainstream film culture. For others, the lack of awareness is worrisome. More than almost any of the other films mentioned, Fantastic Four has been under a microscope and some kind of information for fans would help to drive the conversation and alleviate worries.
As fans continue to debate the timing of Fantastic Four images or footage, it will eventually happen. We’ll get a reveal of the suits, a poster, some images, then eventually a trailer and more leading up to the film’s release on August 7, 2015.
The film’s producer and writer, Simon Kinberg, is aware of this debate and in a new interview explained why there’s been a hesitance to reveal anything from the film too early. Read his Fantastic Four reboot quotes below. Read More »
The Fantastic Four is finished at Marvel Comics. At least for a while. A new report reveals the company will do a a final story arc called “The End Is Fourever” in 2015, serving as the “closing act” of the long-running comic book series. This happens after rumors began to spread of Marvel shunning the superhero team, and months before a 20th Century Fox reboot is set to hit theaters.
Read about Fantastic Four being canceled, as well as some new quotes from star Michael B. Jordan about some of the costumes in the Josh Trank film, below. Read More »
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Buried in the huge news of 20th Century Fox dating the Deadpool movie was info about the studio also making a few other significant changes to their schedule. The biggest is that Assassin’s Creed, thevideo game adaptation starring Michael Fassbender, has been moved off its August 2015 release date and given a frightening “To Be Determined” release slot. That’s to be expected, however, as filming hadn’t started yet but not slotting it into a new slot is a tad worrisome.
The other news is Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four has moved back a few weeks. Originally slated for a June 19, 2015 release date, it’s now going to come out August 7, 2015. A small, but important, few weeks. Below read more about the Fantastic Four and Assassins Creed release dates. Read More »
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20th Century Fox has dated a movie based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool, which will hit theaters in Winter 2016. Tim Miller is signed on to direct the X-Men spin-off movie, and THR is reporting that Ryan Reynolds may return to reprise the X-Men Origins: Wolverine character, although noting that no deal is set. Find out more about the Deadpool movie release date, after the jump.
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