What if Star Wars hadn’t been the first film of 2015 to create a cute soccer ball-like droid that rolls around with a sphere as its primary body? We thought we’d seen the end of the “this is what could have been” info about Fantastic Four, but now there’s some concept art for the FF’s robot HERBIE.
Circa 2013, the ‘bot was still possibly to be included in Josh Trank‘s feature, and the HERBIE concept art features a design wildly similar to BB-8 from The Force Awakens, a character who, at the time, had not yet been revealed. Check out the concept art below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
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There’s a typical cycle for many major summer films, where the initial marketing gives way to a deluge of last-minute materials, with the post-release zone made interesting by the reveal of concept art and, frequently, alternate designs for various elements of the movie. We see this for Marvel movies all the time, and for many others as well.
Which is to say that, even if Fantastic Four had been a big hit without any tales of backstage drama, we’d be in the place now where we’d start to see concept art like the pieces below. In this case, it just happens that this Fantastic Four concept art, by Steve Jung, features one element many people would have liked to see in the film: the castle home of Doctor Doom. Read More »
There will be questions about Fantastic Four for years to come: what happened, what could the film have been, what comes next? We don’t have all the answers now, but even as we hear some of the stories behind scenes that were cut from the film, there’s talk of early material that was trimmed long before the movie got to the production stage. At one point, the 2015 film featured not only Doctor Doom, but more of the FF’s classic villains, like Galactus and the Mole Man.
A breakdown of an early script draft is online, and while much of this draft was destined to be cut before the film got out of the development phase, it’s interesting to see what the early ambitions were for the movie. Read More »
To some it may seem like continuing to shine a light on the failure of Fantastic Four is beating a dead horse. But where Fantastic Four stumbled lies a fascinating look into the studio filmmaking process as executives and the director keep playing the blame game and more details about the troubled production come to the surface.
The latest bit of information on Josh Trank‘s comic book reboot involves a description of a major action sequence that was cut out of the film, something that Fantastic Four could have used much more of in the final cut. This particular sequence involves many of the shots of The Thing that we recently highlighted from the trailers which ended up not appearing in the movie at all.
Find out what we know about the Fantastic Four deleted scene after the jump, but beware of spoilers! Read More »
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Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
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Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
What’s Wonder Woman gonna be doing in Batman v Superman? Did you catch all these Fantastic Four Easter eggs? How badly does Lexi Alexander want a Ms. Marvel movie? Who’s Jim Parrack playing in Suicide Squad? And who’s Rutina Wesley playing in Arrow? Wanna play a Marvel-themed version of Risk? What does Henry Cavill have to say about Warner Bros.’ plans for the DC universe? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
Is this what triggers the Sokovia Accords in Captain America: Civil War? Want to sign a petition demanding Fox return the Fantastic Four rights to Marvel? Which Marvel hero does Ronda Rousey want to play? Has Arrow cast another love interest for Oliver Queen? Just what is Gotham teasing for Season 2 with this tantalizing photo? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
The new Fantastic Four was a great disappointment, arriving as a hollowed-out shell of a movie with little character development, baffling internal logic, and lackluster effects.
Devastating critical reaction and a thin marketing campaign on Fox’s part led to dismal box office, with one analyst concluding that the film could cause Fox to take a $60m write-down. Despite that financial report, however, rumor is that Fox is still planning a Fantastic Four sequel. Read More »