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 »
Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
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Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
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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 »
Posted on Monday, August 10th, 2015 by Angie Han
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Over the weekend, screenwriter Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra) shared the first four pages of his Fantastic Four pitch on twitter. As you know, Landis was the writer of Chronicle, the debut feature of current Fantastic Four director Josh Trank. What might a Max Landis Fantastic Four movie have looked like? Lets get a glimpse, after the jump.
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Arriving in theaters just this past weekend, Fantastic Four is now the worst reviewed Marvel comics adaptation ever. The future of the franchise is uncertain even though the studio is staying committed to the franchise and characters, if only to keep from hurting the movie even more.
So the big question, especially after director Josh Trank distanced himself from the final cut of the movie on Twitter, is what went wrong with Fantastic Four? There has been a lot of digging into the behind the scenes drama during the production of Fantastic Four, and it’s clear that there were plenty of problems from both Trank and the studio.
In addition, a look back at the footage released in trailers and behind the scenes featurettes shows that plenty of edits and cuts were made to the movie, resulting in the cut that Trank is clearly unhappy with. Learn more about the Fantastic Four cuts and problems after the jump! Read More »
This past weekend brought the release of 20th Century Fox’s latest iteration of Fantastic Four, and we already knew the first reviews weren’t very good, but no one was expecting it to be this bad.
First of all, the film landed at #2 at the box office behind Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation in its second week of release. It pulled in just over $26 million domestically and another $34 million internationally for a total of $60 million, hardly a runaway hit, especially for a comic book movie with a built-in fanbase, even outside of he Marvel cinematic universe.
Secondly, the reboot of Fantastic Four has actually turned out to be the worst reviewed Marvel film ever, even falling behind duds like Elektra and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. However, Fox isn’t yet giving up on the franchise. Find out more about Fantastic Four reviews and the future of Marvel’s first family after the jump! Read More »