Fantastic Four

The Fantastic Four is finished at Marvel Comics. At least for a while. A new report reveals the company will do a a final story arc called “The End Is Fourever” in 2015, serving as the “closing act” of the long-running comic book series. This happens after rumors began to spread of Marvel shunning the superhero team, and months before a 20th Century Fox reboot is set to hit theaters.

Read about Fantastic Four being canceled, as well as some new quotes from star Michael B. Jordan about some of the costumes in the Josh Trank film, below. Read More »

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For a massive superhero reboot, Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four had one of the quietest shoots in recent memory. Sure a few photos of the stars leaked here and there, and maybe even a glimpse of the Thing, but for the most part nothing has been spoiled by the press or paparazzi during filming. Which, these days, is a rarity.

So it’s exciting when one of the film’s stars, Kate Mara (who plays the Invisible Woman), jumps on Twitter not only to announce the film is finished, but post a photo of herself with her three co-stars: Mr. Fantastic played by Miles Teller, the Human Torch played by Michael B. Jordan and The Thing played by Jamie Bell.

They’re all in street clothes unfortunately, so no reveal of the Fantastic Four costumes just yet, but it’s a great shot none the less. Check out the Fantastic Four cast photo below. Read More »

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Director Josh Trank and the Fantastic Four have been quietly filming their big Marvel movie in Louisiana for the past few months. I say “quietly” for two reasons. One, we haven’t seen a lot of set photos of the stars in costume or anything. And two, co-star Michael B. Jordan agrees. In a new interview with MTV, the actor talked about filming the movie as being in “our own world.” He also talked about how Trank is changing the movie on the fly and that it’s less about superheroes and more about people learning to live with their disabilities.

As for that quiet, it’s probably going to end next week. The new Entertainment Weekly strongly suggests the full Fantastic Four cast will be at Comic-Con. Below, read the Michael B Jordan Fantastic Four quotes. Read More »

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There’s been some debate over whether or not Michael B. Jordan is the right guy to play Johnny Storm in Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four, as there always is whenever a high-profile superhero role gets cast. But one guy who’s wholeheartedly in Jordan’s corner is the former Johnny Storm himself, Chris Evans.

In a cute photo making the rounds today, the two Human Torches cozy up together with big smiles. And lest you think Evans is just faking it for the camera, he’s also gone on record expressing his excitement at seeing Jordan in his old role. Hit the jump to see the picture and read Evans’ comments.

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The Human Torch is a young, cocky, and charismatic superhero who can turn his whole body into flames. Actor Michael B. Jordan is young and can play cocky and charismatic with the best of them. So why are some people so mad director Josh Trank cast him in the 2015 reboot of Fantastic Four? Simply put, in the comics the Human Torch is white and Michael B. Jordan is black. Some fans don’t want a black Human Torch.

Since the rumors of Jordan’s casting began, his race has been a major topic of discussion. While the actor has commented briefly in the past, that was before he’d officially been announced for the role. That announcement has now taken place and, below, you can watch and listen to him talking about the controversy. Read More »

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Why is that shot above the best photo ever? Want to see a trailer for the 75th anniversary of Marvel Comics? How did Andrew Garfield and Batkid make up for getting cut from the Oscars? What exclusive can you get for pre-ordering Batman: Arkham Knight? Did Michael B. Jordan address the Fantastic Four casting controversy? When will we see the Batsuit, according to Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder? And how can you see Captain America: The Winter Soldier a few weeks early? Read about all that and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Briefly: Here’s the best way for Michael B. Jordan to confirm, finally, that he is taking the role of Johnny Storm in The Fantastic Four: a message that just says “Flame On!” complete with a close-up of the classic ’4′ chest emblem.

Casting Jordan is just a great idea. He’s an excellent actor, and has the chops to stand up to the equally talented Miles Teller, who is nearly set to appear as Reed Richards. Director Josh Trank, screenwriters Jeremy Slater and Simon Kinberg, and the producers behind the film seem to be ready to take chances and do the unexpected as they leap off from the Ultimate Fantastic Four comics line (which features a very different story from the classic ’60s origin), and I’m excited to see what they come up with. Read More »

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The reports of casting for Fox’s new Fantastic Four film, to be directed by Josh Trank, have been plagued by more rumor and speculation than most movies of this type, and to date we don’t have any official confirmation of casting choices. So far, Miles Teller is said to be the choice to play Reed Richards, aka the body-stretching Mr. Fantastic, while Michael B. Jordan has long been linked to play Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch.

Now those casting choices are confirmed, and new reports say that Jamie Bell will play Reed’s buddy and eventual teammate Ben Grimm, who becomes the rock-like Thing. And Kate Mara is now firmly linked to the role of Sue Storm, who acquires powers of invisibility and is, consequently, called the Invisible Woman.

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