With 2014 approaching, movie news will continue to be incredibly slow until early January, so we figured we’d write about a massive rumor that is unsubstantiated, but fun to think about and actually quite plausible. It involves Fox’s Marvel properties the X-Men and Fantastic Four.
An investment website is reporting Fox is planning on following in Marvel and Warner Bros.’ footsteps by creating a film based on the 1987 miniseries Fantastic Four vs. X-Men.
Update: The original source has already retracted its first info, killing the rumor.
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Marvel has Joss Whedon, Warner Bros. has David Goyer and now Fox has a similar creative force. Though Mark Millar was hired last year to oversee some of Fox’s comic book properties, they’ve just signed Simon Kinberg to a three year first look deal he promises will include Marvel-like expansions of the X-Men and Fantastic Four universes. Read More »
Who does Terrence Howard blame for his departure from the Iron Man franchise? What could Batman be doing as an older gentleman in Batman vs. Superman? Where is Fantastic Four going to be filming in the South? Is there a rumor why Paul Rudd isn’t signed as Ant-Man yet? What did Anthony Hopkins have to say about Odin’s fate in Thor: The Dark World? Did Jaime Alexander act awkward when asked about playing Wonder Woman? Is Elizabeth Olsen happy she can finally talk about Avengers: Age of Ultron? Read about all this and more in today’s superhero bits. Read More »
20th Century Fox shuffled their 2015 deck today, moving major movies from the winter to spring, spring to summer and everything in between. Here’s the rundown.
- Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four has moved from March 6, 2015 to June 19, 2015.
- Matthew Vaughn‘s The Secret Service will now be released March 6, 2015, instead of November 11, 2014.
- Michael Fassbender‘s Assassin’s Creed will be unleashed two months later, moving to August 7, 2015 from June 19, 2015.
- Susan Cooper, Paul Feig‘s next film starring Melissa McCarthy, has been dated May 22, 2015.
- An untitled Vince Vaughn movie, from Delivery Man director Ken Scott, will open October 24, 2014.
Read some analysis below.
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Need further proof something official is coming from the world of Star Wars? A second actor has confirmed on the record that, yes, they auditioned for the film. First was Saoirse Ronan and next is Michael B. Jordan, the Friday Night Lights, Wire and Fruitvale Station star. Jordan recently confirmed he auditioned for Star Wars Episode VII but doesn’t know much about it. And no lightsaber for him.
He also addressed rumors he’s up for roles in Fantastic Four, Independence Day 2 and that Rocky spinoff Creed with Ryan Coogler. Read all his quotes below. Read More »
What’s the story with Fox’s new Fantastic Four, to be directed by Josh Trank of Chronicle? Jeremy Slater scripted, and while there have been some small polishes done on that draft here and there, recently we heard that Simon Kinberg (Fox’s current go-to guy with respect to comic book adaptations) was hired to do work on the script.
We don’t know what that rewrite is going to achieve, and until it is done we’re not likely to hear about any real casting decisions. But in the meantime Fox and the film’s producers are still working on lists of choices for the main roles in the movie, and several names have been leaked to the public. Read More »
Considering the film has a March 2015 release date, things on the Fantastic Four front have been quiet. Apparently, a bit too quiet. 20th Century Fox has brought on Simon Kinberg to “substantially overhaul” the script on the Marvel adaptation, which will be directed by Josh Trank.
Kinberg has been part of Fox’s Marvel Universe for a while. He wrote X-Men: The Last Stand, co-wrote X-Men: Days of Future Past and produced X-Men First Class. On those last two films, Kinberg also worked extensively with Matthew Vaughn, who is producing Fantastic Four. Outside of Fox, he’s a co-producer on Star Wars Episode VII and is writing a Star Wars spinoff. Read More »
[Photo removed at legal request from Fox.]
The shot above is the image released to celebrate the wrap of shooting on Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past, which finished it’s last days over the weekend.
The pic shows the film’s core characters. While we know that the film really brings together the cast of Singer’s original movies with the cast from the First Class prelude, Comic Con footage and other materials that have emerged since really suggest that this is a story about the evolution of Charles Xavier, with fellow First Class teammate Beast along for the ride and Wolverine as a guiding force. And so there’s your core trio.
But Days of Future Past may only be the next chapter in Fox’s evolving strategy to develop more and more films based on the Marvel characters licensed to the studio. Fox also has Fantastic Four on the way, and an X-Force movie in development. With that pic out of the way, the bigger topic is the potential connectivity developing between the X-Men movies and Fantastic Four. Read More »
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