Fantastic Four early buzz

This week brings the release of 20th Century Fox’s reboot of the comic book franchise Fantastic Four from director Josh Trank. We haven’t heard much about the quality of the film as far as audiences are concerned, but some of the buzz behind the scenes had people worried and skeptical about the movie actually delivering a satisfying reboot. And now that the critic reviews are starting to come in, it looks like fans have something to worry about. Get the Fantastic Four early buzz after the jump! Read More »


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Fantastic Four extended preview

Even though the early buzz on Fantastic Four may be good, 20th Century Fox isn’t resting when it comes to pushing the movie on general audiences. A new four-minute sneak preview has just surfaced, which is basically a combination of all the previous trailers with a bit of new footage and longer takes of shots that we’ve seen before.

But there’s a bonus at the end for those who sit through the whole four-minute video (or just fast forward to the last 30 seconds), because Deadpool pops up to let everyone know that they’ll also see a trailer for his movie with Fantastic Four this weekend. But we’ll end up seeing the red band trailer for that tonight, so stay tuned. In the meantime, watch the Fantastic Four extended preview after the jump! Read More »

Chris Hardwick Fantastic Four

This weekend brings the release of 20th Century Fox’s latest attempt to bring Fantastic Four to the big screen, and the early buzz on the comic book reboot from director Josh Trank is pretty positive so far. We’ll see if that holds up when more people see the movie this weekend.

In the meantime, it appears the studio is already  looking forward to the future by changing up the superpowered quartet by adding a fifth person. Nerdist founder, comedian and Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick recently auditioned for a role in Fantastic Five, and franchise stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell were there to oversee his tryout. How did it go? Watch the Chris Hardwick Fantastic Four audition after the jump to find out. Read More »

Roger Corman Fantastic Four trailer

In just under a couple weeks, audiences will get to feast their eyes on the latest iteration of Marvel’s first family in 20th Century Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four from director Josh Trank. We’re not sure if fans will turn out the way they have for Marvel Studios films, but with the hope of a crossover with X-Men on the horizon, maybe interest will be piqued.

In the meantime, you should check out this great trailer remix featuring the ominous voiceover from the Fantastic Four teaser trailer combined with footage from Roger Corman‘s infamous, ridiculous 1994 adaptation of the comic book property. Watch the Roger Corman Fantastic Four trailer remix after the jump! Read More »

Fantastic Four science

For every science-inspired film there’s at least one expert ready to grab headlines by talking about how that film’s science is all wrong. Sometimes the arguments are pedantic and tiring, but at best they’re interesting, and can be a good way to get some actual facts and theories out to a wide audience.

For example, there’s the fact that Antony, the winged ant used as a steed by Paul Rudd’s character in Ant-Man, is actually female. That fact comes from a great interview with a professor of biology who has a lot to say about ants, and the relationship of their on-screen depiction to real-world behavior.

Getting out in front of the whole “impossible science of Reed Richards” discussions, Fox has recruited Michio Kaku for a set of Fantastic Four science videos that discuss the actual science and theories behind some of the concepts seen in the film, and the comics that inspired it.  Read More »

Fantastic Four TV spot

Superheroes always end up getting misunderstood, feared and taken to task by the government for the potential threat they pose to humanity. Superman has to go to court in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Avengers seem to be sidelined a bit in Captain America: Civil War, and now we know the Fantastic Four get locked away for a little bit.

A new TV spot for Josh Trank‘s comic book reboot has just surfaced online with some new footage from the film bringing Marvel’s first family back to the big screen. There’s a new shot of Dr. Doom, and a couple quick shots of the Fantastic Four displaying their new powers. Watch the new Fantastic Four TV spot after the jump! Read More »

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Fantastic Four tv spot

It seems like just yesterday the narrative around Fantastic Four was how bad the marketing was. Mainly, that’s because it was non-existent for so long. Since the release of the first trailer though, that’s been rapidly and happily changing. As effects shots get completed and more and more is revealed, you can feel everyone getting cautiously optimistic about what Josh Trank has done here. It’s going to take some people actually seeing the movie to finally make everyone super excited but, until then, the tables are turning.

Case in point, a brand new TV spot that debuted during the NBA Finals. It’s a lot of the same footage we’ve already seen, but there’s new stuff and – most importantly – there’s humor in here. Below, check out the new Fantastic Four TV spot. Read More »

Colin Trevorrow Star Wars

In November 2012, a rumor was widely reported that Colin Trevorrow was up for directing Star Wars: Episode 7. When Colin was announced to remake Flight of the Navigator (which it now sounds like might be dead) we wrote off the rumors as having been likely about the other Disney science fiction film.

But on the set of Jurassic World, I discovered there was some truth behind the rumors after all, and told you the story of how Brad Bird almost helming Star Wars: The Force Awakens resulted in Colin Trevorrow directing Jurassic World. The fast version of the story is Brad Bird almost directed Episode 7 but because he was busy with Tomorrowland he suggested that LucasFilm and Disney have a filmmaker he trusted prep the film for him, that filmmaker being Colin Trevorrow.

The idea was pretty crazy and of course never happened, but now that Josh Trank is off the second Star Wars Anthology film, we wondered if Colin Trevorrow coming hot off Jurassic World might be in the running. Could we ever see a Colin Trevorrow Star Wars movie? We asked the filmmaker himself, read the quotes after the jump.

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Josh Trank Star Wars

The departure of director Josh Trank from the second Star Wars Anthology film, written by Trank’s Fantastic Four writer/producer Simon Kinberg, was the final stage in a sequence of rumors and Hollywood storytelling that had, for weeks, cast a shadow over both Fox’s new Marvel movie and the in-development Star Wars spinoff. Now Trank has broken his silence on the topic for the first time since the brief statement that accompanied his departure from Star Wars.

At the time, rumors said that Trank had been fired from the Star Wars spin-off, in part due to his behavior and/or performance on Fantastic Four. “None of those facts were true,” Trank said in a new interview this week, “and any of the facts that were true were spun in such a maliciously wrong way.” Read his explanation of the chain of events and rumors that follow, and try to sort out the truth of the matter for yourself. Read More »