Fantastic Four reshoots

Over the last week we’ve started to hear a lot about The Fantastic Four, with the biggest news being that the film is going in for reshoots in Louisiana. That data, combined with the fact that we have yet to see any official images or footage from the film, will probably create some more questions about precisely what’s up with the film.

Update: Producer/co-writer Simon Kinberg says the reshoots will actually only go for a few days, and says the first teaser will be in theaters with Kingsman.

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Ant-Man

Ant-Man and Fantastic Four open within three weeks of each other this summer so their post-production schedules are pretty much on the same track. We just got an Ant-Man trailer, and should get a Fantastic Four trailer during the Super Bowl if rumors turn out true. Plus, behind the scenes, each film just officially announced a key member of the creative team: the composer.

On Fantastic Four, which is directed by Josh Trank, they’ve hired Marco Beltrami. He’s no stranger to the superhero genre having scored The Wolverine, Hellboy and Blade II. Recently, he did the score for Snowpiercer but is probably best known for his work on the Scream movies.

For Ant-Man, directed by Peyton ReedChristophe Beck will provide the score. He too has worked in the superhero genre before, with Red and R.I.P.D, but has also worked with Reed before on Bring it On and recently did Edge of Tomorrow and Frozen. Read more about the Ant-Man and Fantastic Four composers below. Read More »

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When might we see the first footage from Fantastic Four? What’s going on behind the scenes on Agent Carter? Which comic has Marvel launched that’s leading into the Inhumans? Where can fans play as Captain Marvel now? How many sins were committed by the original Ghost Rider movie? Is Avengers: Age of Ultron represented at CES? And where do the WWE and superheroes crossover? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.

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5 Movie Crossovers That Could Be Ridiculous Fun

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Yesterday we learned that Sony was discussing a possible crossover movie between their successful 21 Jump Street franchise and their evergreen Men in Black series. This is obviously the next evolution of the Marvel-style universe trend that all of Hollywood is chasing. I know we’re supposed to hate this sort of thing but I couldn’t stop thinking about which modern movie properties could be combined into mega crossover movie events that (however ridiculous) I’d actually want to see. After the jump I list the best opportunities for big screen movie crossovers.

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Where can you see the Suicide Squad on a screen by you very, very soon? Does Miles Teller understand your frustrations about the Fantastic Four? Is Famke Janssen okay with Jean Grey being recast for X-Men Apocalypse? What is the codename for Captain America: Civil War? Did someone make a Guardians of the Galaxy trailer in the style of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Ultimate Fantastic Four

We’ve seen a full Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer already and some bits and pieces from Ant-Man, but next to nothing from 2015’s other big superhero movie, Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four. Really, the closest thing we’ve gotten to a teaser for the latter is a Punisher comic book that kills off a bunch of Fantastic Four cast member lookalikes.

However, we do know little more about the story now, thanks to a new plot summary that’s been making the rounds. And as has been rumored, it diverges quite a bit from the team’s classic origin story. Hit the jump to get the official Fantastic Four movie synopsis.

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Marvel Comics is having a little fun at the expense of the cast and crew of the new Fantastic Four movie. In the new issue of the current Punisher series, #12, there are frames of three Hollywood actors discussing a new movie by a director with the last name “Trang.” They look incredibly similar to Miles Teller, Jamie Bell and Kate Mara. Apparently their friend Michael, who plays a character named Johnny, is running late. And then their building explodes.

Yes, Marvel Comics has killed the cast of Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four movie. Check out the panels below. Read More »

fantastic four cancellation conspiracy

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 »

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