Tim Blake Nelson Fantastic Four

Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four already has a central quartet and a badass villain. But now it’s getting around to casting some other key characters. Tim Blake Nelson has just joined the superhero saga as Harvey Elder, known in the comics as the Mole Man. Hit the jump for more on what he’ll be doing in the franchise.

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FF/X-Men Crossover

It’s been fun trying to guess what director Josh Trank and the rest of the team at Fox have planned for the Fantastic Four reboot. With Simon Kinberg on board as a writer/producer on both the Fantastic Four movie and the X-Men series, it seems inevitable, for example, that the films will connect in some way, at least eventually.

And while we know that this new Fantastic Four film will jump off from the Ultimate series, we don’t know much about how the backtory will weave together elements of the Ultimate and classic story lines. WonderCon wasn’t a place for answers, but in a few interviews Kinberg did give many new hints about the film. Read More »

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Who will help Doctor Doom fight Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four? How can you be an extra in Batman vs. Superman? Want to tour Marvel’s prop house? What happens if Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t get picked up for season 2? Where can you read a prequel to Guardians of the Galaxy? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.

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Doctor Doom Toby Kebbell

The last significant piece of the new Fantastic Four puzzle is set. The character Victor von Doom, more commonly known by his only slightly more evil-sounding name Doctor Doom, will be played by Toby Kebbell. Deals are being finalized, but assuming everything goes according to plan, he’ll join Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell in the film. Read More »

Human Torch Michael B Jordan

There’s been some debate over whether or not Michael B. Jordan is the right guy to play Johnny Storm in Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four, as there always is whenever a high-profile superhero role gets cast. But one guy who’s wholeheartedly in Jordan’s corner is the former Johnny Storm himself, Chris Evans.

In a cute photo making the rounds today, the two Human Torches cozy up together with big smiles. And lest you think Evans is just faking it for the camera, he’s also gone on record expressing his excitement at seeing Jordan in his old role. Hit the jump to see the picture and read Evans’ comments.

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Wolverine sequel

Fox has set a whole group of new release dates, including one that suggests a load of confidence in Fantastic Four, which hasn’t even shot yet. A second Fantastic Four outing will now be seen in 2017, with a Wolverine sequel also set to hit screens again that year. And 2018 will have another of Fox’s Marvel films, but we don’t know which one at this point. Finally, there’s a mystery Ridley Scott film set for 2016 — is that Prometheus 2? Read More »

Doctor Doom sideshow

Now that Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four has been set, it’s time to cast the villain. And as in previous Fantastic Four films, that villain will be the evil Doctor Doom. Rumors had been swirling about a female possibly playing the role, but those were squashed. Now The Wrap is reporting Trank and company are down to four actors to potentially play the role. Read their names below. Read More »

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The Human Torch is a young, cocky, and charismatic superhero who can turn his whole body into flames. Actor Michael B. Jordan is young and can play cocky and charismatic with the best of them. So why are some people so mad director Josh Trank cast him in the 2015 reboot of Fantastic Four? Simply put, in the comics the Human Torch is white and Michael B. Jordan is black. Some fans don’t want a black Human Torch.

Since the rumors of Jordan’s casting began, his race has been a major topic of discussion. While the actor has commented briefly in the past, that was before he’d officially been announced for the role. That announcement has now taken place and, below, you can watch and listen to him talking about the controversy. Read More »

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