Posted on Friday, May 17th, 2013 by Angie Han
Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four hasn’t announced any stars just yet, but we got some tantalizing hints a couple weeks back when Michael B. Jordan and Allison Williams were rumored for major roles. The reports got a lot of buzz, most of it good — but predictably, there were a few folks unhappy with the fact that Jordan is black, whereas Johnny Storm has traditionally been portrayed as white.
While Jordan won’t confirm his casting right now, he was happy to address some of the negative feedback he’s gotten. Put simply, he doesn’t see why his race should be a problem: “It’s 2013.” Hit the jump to read the rest of his comments.
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Posted on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 by Angie Han
Let’s be real: Superhero movies have historically tended to be lily-white affairs. Sure, there’s the occasional Nick Fury or Storm or War Machine, but the vast majority of leading heroes have been Caucasian. If a new casting rumor is to be believed, though, Josh Trank‘s upcoming Fantastic Four could be an exciting exception.
Trank is reportedly considering his Chronicle star Michael B. Jordan for the role of Johnny Storm a.k.a. The Human Torch, a traditionally white character who was played by Chris Evans in earlier films. Combined with whispers from earlier this week that Allison Williams could play Sue Storm, it looks like casting on the movie is starting to heat up. More information after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
With a spring 2015 date already locked in, Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot should be thinking about casting in the nearish future. And while no one’s locked in yet, one name has just leaked from the shortlist of potential leads. Girls actress Allison Williams is reportedly being eyed, presumably for the role of Sue Storm a.k.a. Invisible Woman.
Whether or not Williams books that high-profile part, she’s poised to make the leap into features soon. Williams has entered talks to play the title role in Rosaline, a contemporary retelling of Romeo and Juliet. More on both films after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 by Angie Han
Danny Boyle has spoken at length about his disinterest in big-budget franchise filmmaking, but in case there was any confusion, he’s reiterating once again that he has no interest in making a Bond film. “They’re not really for me,” he asserted in a recent interview.
Nor is he eager to delve into the comic book world — as a movie director, that is. As a movie fan, he’s looking forward in particular to Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four, having “loved” Chronicle. Hit the jump to read his comments.
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Seth Grahame-Smith, the writer behind Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, has been hired by 20th Century Fox to do a polish on Josh Trank‘s reboot of Fantastic Four. Matthew Vaughn recently came on as a producer and the studio has set a release date of March 6, 2015. Jeremy Slater wrote the original draft. Read More »
Briefly: The superhero news just keeps on coming today, especially on the Fox front. Mark Millar just tweeted that Matthew Vaughn, director of Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class, has joined Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot as a producer. This is “fantastic” news for the film as Vaughn’s superhero resume is impressive. His input, along with Trank’s vision, could only elevate the March 6, 2015 release. Read More »
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As long as the Mayan calendar doesn’t mark the end of the world in a few weeks, 2015 is looking exceedingly awesome. It’ll bring a new Avengers film, a new Star Wars film, maybe a new Avatar film, possibly a Justice League film and now 20th Century Fox has dated their own major film for the year. Exhibitor Relations reveals that Fox has dated Josh Trank‘s reboot of Fantastic Four for March 6, 2015. Read more after the jump. Read More »