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 »
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Posted on Monday, August 10th, 2015 by Angie Han
Did Jared Leto just drop a Killing Joke reference? Does Wonder Woman have a new VFX supervisor? Is Henry Cavill bummed about not getting to star in Superman Flyby? How’s Jon Bernthal‘s Punisher looking on the Daredevil set? Does Supergirl have another new promo? Which friendly neighborhood superhero turns 53 today? What would Howard the Duck look like as a modern Marvel movie? How long before Marvel wins back the Fantastic Four rights? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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 »
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Since we’ve had two releases from Marvel Studios this year, there’s been plenty of talk about ranking the movies in the Marvel cinematic universe. But with 20th Century Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four hitting theaters this weekend (for better or worse), we thought it was a good time to rank all the Marvel movies that exist outside of the MCU, which include Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, all the X-Men films and more.
Check out all the other non-MCU Marvel movies ranked after the jump! Read More »
Today you’ll be able to see Fantastic Four in theaters everywhere, and while the reviews mostly seem to be negative with few redeeming qualities, it’s always better to see for yourself. However, it’s hard to care about a movie like this when the director goes out of his way to distance himself from the movie.
And that’s exactly what happened last night, on the eve of the release of Fantastic Four as some audiences were emerging from the first screenings. Josh Trank took to Twitter with succinct lamentation of the film that ended up on the big screen, but he deleted it a short time later. But since this is the internet, his words still live on in cyberspace. Read the brief and sad Josh Trank Fantastic Four tweet after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2015 by David Chen
It’s clobberin’ time, as David and Jeff rip into the soul-less, non-sensical waste of time that is the new Fantastic Four.
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Tonight you can start catching screenings of Fantastic Four around the United States before it starts playing all day around the country tomorrow. And 20th Century Fox is still in full marketing mode trying to get you interested.
One of the aspects of the film that has remained mostly unseen is the full form of Toby Kebbell as the Fantastic Four’s nemesis Doctor Doom. The recent extended preview gave us some insight into what happens with the character they the five-person research team travels to another universe, but this is the first time we’ve seen Doom for an extended period of time in action. And sadly, he looks like a radioactive Crash Test Dummy.
Watch the Fantastic Four Doctor Doom clip after the jump, but beware of some spoilers! Read More »