Briefly: The superhero news just keeps on coming today, especially on the Fox front. Mark Millar just tweeted that Matthew Vaughn, director of Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class, has joined Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot as a producer. This is “fantastic” news for the film as Vaughn’s superhero resume is impressive. His input, along with Trank’s vision, could only elevate the March 6, 2015 release. Read More »
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Is Marvel delaying the development of Guillermo del Toro‘s Hulk TV show? Does Mark Millar think Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four is going to be special? Want to watch another video of Emma Stone talking The Amazing Spider-Man 2? How can you own Tony Stark’s TV from Iron Man 3? How can you watch the entire Christopher Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy in 3 minutes? What secret is buried in the pages of Superior Spider-Man #1? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
As long as the Mayan calendar doesn’t mark the end of the world in a few weeks, 2015 is looking exceedingly awesome. It’ll bring a new Avengers film, a new Star Wars film, maybe a new Avatar film, possibly a Justice League film and now 20th Century Fox has dated their own major film for the year. Exhibitor Relations reveals that Fox has dated Josh Trank‘s reboot of Fantastic Four for March 6, 2015. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Are movie studio execs really as blinkered and limited in scope as some pundits make them out to be? Or are lawyers so in control that good ideas are pooh-poohed as too difficult or risky? It varies, of course, but there’s no doubt of one thing: Fox has, for years, been sitting on a goldmine set of properties licensed from Marvel, but it took Marvel’s own success with The Avengers and films leading up to it for Fox to realize that films can act as cross-promotional efforts for one another. Maybe the studio just looked at the hit it took with Daredevil spinoff Elektra and thought “well, that’s clearly not going to work.”
But The Avengers changed everything, and now Fox realizes that, years ago, it should have done what Marvel did.
Enter Mark Millar, who has become Fox’s own version of Josh Whedon, and is overseeing the creation of new films based on properties Fox has licensed from Marvel. We know that a new Fantastic Four film is part of that package, and that Daredevil is not, with the latter having gone back to Marvel. More X-Men films are to come, and Millar will try to make Fox’s properties all feel like they take place in one interlinked “universe.” But how? Read More »
Once Marvel Studios started their ambitious Marvel Cinematic Universe, linking all their films in one world that culminated with The Avengers, executives and fans alike expressed disappointment so many major Marvel properties weren’t being treated with the same respect. 20th Century Fox has now taken a step to fix that mistake. Much as Joss Whedon is doing at Marvel, Fox has hired Mark Millar – the popular Marvel writer of stories like The Ultimates, Civil War, Old Man Logan and creator of Kick-Ass, Wanted and Nemesis – as the “creative consultant” on their upcoming films such as The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Fantastic Four. Read more after the jump. Read More »
When some of the details on Fox’s new Fantastic Four film were announced a couple days ago — primarily that Chronicle director Josh Trank would indeed direct the new film — one detail was not reported. That was the name of the film’s screenwriter, who has been developing the new take on the classic Marvel Comics team with Trank.
The man scripting the new Fantastic Four is Jeremy Slater, whose script Score hit the Black List of popular unproduced screenplays a couple years back, and who has been fighting through the studio trenches for some time. Read More »
Fox is one of several studios that decided not to bring big projects to Comic Con this year, but that doesn’t meant the company isn’t making news. Some new details have just been released about two Fox reboots of Marvel properties, with Chronicle director Josh Trank officially set for Fantastic Four and David Slade dropping off the Daredevil remake. Read More »
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Even before Chronicle became a hit for Fox, rumors proliferated that the studio was looking to director Josh Trank to reboot The Fantastic Four. Trank denied knowing anything about it, and has mostly brushed aside questions of his involvement with the stalled superhero team in the months since.
But at CinemaCon, Fox CEO Tom Rothman said that Trank is indeed developing a new take on the Fantastic Four. Whether or not he’ll direct the film, however, is still open to question. Read More »