Fantastic Four took a beating from critics, comic book fans, and most audiences last summer. Before Josh Trank‘s butchered film even opened in theaters, 20th Century Fox prematurely scheduled a sequel for next summer, a plan that has since been nixed. Leading up to Fantastic Four‘s release there were plenty of rumors regarding the troubled production, but we’ve heard little about the whole debacle since then.
Below, actor Miles Teller discusses Fantastic Four and the experience of auditioning for Han Solo.
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Tonight brings the telecast for the 88th Academy Awards, honoring what some select people working on the film industry as the best achievements in motion pictures for the previous year. With Chris Rock hosting, it’ll be interesting to see how he skewers the Academy for the all-white nominees this year, not to mention poking fun at Hollywood’s biggest stars. But before that, the 2016 Razzie Awards have dished out some blows to some of the worst movies and performances of the year.
20th Century Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four landed the not-so-coveted Worst Picture prize, but it wasn’t alone, because Fifty Shades of Grey tied with the comic book flop for the title as well. But Fifty Shades of Grey got razzed a little more than Fantastic Four since both of the film’s stars, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, took home the Worst Actor and Worst Actress awards, not to mention being named the Worst On-Screen Combo. That’s rough.
Get the full list of 2016 Razzies Winners after the jump. Read More »
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If 2015 was already a bad year for Fantastic Four, it doesn’t sound like 2016 is shaping up to be much better for Marvel’s first family. 20th Century Fox’s franchise reboot of the comic book property bombed hard at the box office and now Marvel Comics is shelving the superhero team, at least for awhile. Get the details below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The 2016 Razzie nominations are here and, as always, they’re patently ridiculous and squander a fun premise so they can pick on obvious and occasionally undeserving targets while ignoring the movies that actually deserve your scorn.
But let’s back up for a moment. The 2016 “Golden Raspberry” nominations, which “celebrate” the worst movies of the year and act as a sort of anti-Oscars, have been revealed. 50 Shades of Grey, Pixels, and Fantastic Four lead the pack. You can check out the full list of nominees below.
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One of the year’s biggest disappointments, not just for audiences but for 20th Century Fox, was the reboot of Fantastic Four from director Josh Trank. The new adaptation of Marvel’s first family was an absolute mess and not even in a way that was fun to laugh at because it was so bad. It simply exists.
And that makes the Fantastic Four Honest Trailer a real treat as they point out that it would be more interesting to watch a movie about the debacle of making this movie instead of the awkward, moody and low energy comic book movie we got instead. Watch! Read More »
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 »
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