There are a lot of reasons the 2015 version of Fantastic Four failed. But one of them might have been cutting all of the elements of the original story idea’s massive and completely bonkers battles.
Who would have thought that Roger Corman’s unreleased Fantastic Four would leave a greater impression on the pop culture landscape than the three big-budget, major studio releases? It’s arguably more successful, too.
Despite a frankly savage response to Fantasic Four last year—and even with his colleagues in the latest take on Marvel’s first family moving on to play roles in superhero franchises that aren’t currently actively on fire—Miles Teller is at least open to the idea of returning to the role of Reed Richards.
“Tone.” It’s a word we’ve heard a lot lately. From the dark tone of Batman v Superman, the adventurous tone of Captain America: Civil War and tone-related reshoots on Rogue One, everyone is talking about tone. And now tone is being blamed for much of the Fantastic Four’s failure.
Thus far, 2016 is the year of the superhero. Deadpool and Batman v. Superman both shattered the box office, proving that audiences can’t get enough of costumes and powers. But what’s the best superhero movie of all time? And what’s the worst? Here’s our ranking of all 109 superhero movies to date.
Good day to you, one and all! (But especially the one. You know who you are.) The week you guys asked if The 100 will fix its own stupid mistake, whether the Netflix shows are too dark for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and when to tell your kid that Darth Vader is actually Luke’s father. Let’s mail it in, shall we?
Secret Wars is finally at an end, and we’ve finally gotten an answer to a question that’s plagued Marvel readers ever since the “All-New, All-Different” universe began: What the hell happened to Reed Richards and Sue Storm, half of the Fantastic Four? Turns out, Marvel’s First Family is doing some pretty crazy stuff.
Fantastic Four was a huge mess in every way. Even its marketing wasn’t exactly dynamic and exciting, its posters full of a sullen Fantastic Four glaring out at you. But oh, what might have been, if we take a look at the art of Dave Rapoza, who helped plan Fox’s original ideas for the film’s posters.
First, the good news: 2015 was a fantastic year at the movies. There were great original stories, sequels done right, adaptations that match their source material and more. But for every great movie, there’s a ton of bad ones too. Here’s our picks for the best and worst science fiction and fantasy films of 2015.
At least not anytime soon. The studio has rather quietly dropped the non-anticipated sequel from its production schedule, according to Box Office Mojo. The only question is why Fox ever announced it wanted to make a sequel in the first place.
Marvel’s first family are notoriously absent from their “All-New, All-Different” universe. Sue Storm and Reed Richards are gone. Johnny Storm works with the Inhumans, the Thing with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Even their former home is now owned by Spider-Man. But it turns out Peter Parker had a good reason for it.
You’re going to need a giant salt lick for this one, but it’s not totally out of line with Marvel’s history: there’s a rumor that Fox exchanged the movie rights to Fantastic Four for the two X-Men series that were announced yesterday. Update: We’re hearing from multiple credible sources that this is not true.
Fox is moving beyond their Fantastic Four disaster (No, not that one. Not that one either. Yes, that one.) and focusing on making a sequel. Why is this the hill that they’re determined to die on?
Next month, Marvel is introducing a whole new line up of comics—and a whole new universe to go with them. Don’t know your Earth-616 from your Earth-65? What the hell is with this Secret Wars thing? Will your favorite hero still have a comic? Will they even be the same person? Here’s everything you need to know going…
Greetings, my magnificent mail-minions! I’ve got a swell—dare I say it, keen group of questions in this week’s mailbags, but I want to try something. If you have a question for the postman, you can email me, but you can also leave it in the comments of this article, and I’ll try to round them up for next week’s column.
I don’t think having a flying car or a lovable robot could have saved Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four movie, but by god, they definitely couldn’t have hurt. As it turns out, both H.E.R.B.I.E. and the FantastiCar were almost included in the film, and here’s the concept art to prove it.
Among the various things that didn’t make it into the most recent attempt to bring Fantastic Four to the big screen was this castle that was supposed to be the home of Doom.
Greetings, whippers of snappers! You guys sent in a bunch of (short) questions this week so I have a bunch of (long, rambling) answers! More of those, please! Meanwhile, let’s keep dissing Fantastic Four, discuss whether Hugh Jackman is trolling fans, and stop people who want to send movie studios free money.
The Fantastic Four have been through a lot lately. Their comic got cancelled. They’ve seemingly gone their own separate ways in Marvel’s upcoming continuity reboot. Their movie really, really sucked. Like, really sucked! Anything else would be just kicking them while they’re down. So let’s get kicking!