The Fantastic Four (2015)
The Fantastic Four Release Date
August 7, 2015
The Fantastic Four SynopsisA reboot of the Fantastic Four being produced by Fox. This has no connection to The Avengers universe.
The Fantastic Four Credits
Starring: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, and Reg E. Cathey
Written by: Simon Kinberg, Jeremy Slater, Seth Grahame-Smith, Zack Stenz, and Ashley Miller
Directed by: Josh Trank
Produced by: Kerry Foster and Mark Millar
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox
Release Date: August 7, 2015
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This Is Why The Old Fantastic Four Movies Failed, According To Miles Teller
Yet another franchise has incurred the wrath of Miles Teller. But before you go calling him, “the next Shia LaBoeuf,” you should read the tough love he's giving the Fantastic Four franchise.
by Mike Reyes September 30, 2014 comments
This Probably Is How The Fantastic Four Will Get Their Powers In The Reboot
Josh Trank's upcoming Fantastic Four reboot continues to be a complete mystery. With the film not out until August of next year, it may still be a little while before anything is officially confirmed, but for now we can subsist on the rumors that keep trickling in.
by Eric Eisenberg September 28, 2014 comments
How Guardians Of The Galaxy May Have Inspired Fantastic Four To Completely Change Course
One of the key reasons why James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy has been able to do so well at the box office is because of the sheer lack of competition that existed in movie theaters this past August. Sure, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles put up a formidable fight in the Marvel movie's second week, but after that point a first, second or maybe even a third screening of the film was seen as preferable for audiences over whatever new stuff was coming out.
by Eric Eisenberg September 18, 2014 comments
Doctor Doom Will Look Like This In The New Fantastic Four
Get a good look at the suit in the images. It looks like it has been scorched. The eyes look hollowed out. The cape and hood look menacing, but until we see what kind of powers Doom has in Trank’s movie, it’s all just one long guessing game.
by Sean O'Connell August 28, 2014 comments
Fantastic Four Photo Leak May Show Us The Thing
Justified Films went a little hashtag crazy to say that it is a leaked image of The Thing from The Fantastic Four. You can tell that there is a lot of green screen going on behind ol’ rock head, so this could be the stand in that visual effects artists will use when they digitally add in Ben Grimm.
by Sean O'Connell July 25, 2014 comments
Hero Blend #27: What To Expect From Marvel, DC And Fox At San Diego Comic-Con 2014
In the world of comic book movies, there is perhaps no bigger event in the world than San Diego Comic-Con. Every year, the major studios arrive in the coastal Southern California city to present previews of their biggest genre and fan-driven projects – and perhaps the most anticipated ones are the big blockbuster superhero films coming out over the next few years.
by Eric Eisenberg July 24, 2014 comments
The Fantastic Four Will Not Be Appearing At San Diego Comic-Con 2014
This year's San Diego Comic-Con is going to be jam-packed with all kinds of huge comic book movie news. While nothing has been officially confirmed, fans around the world are expecting to hear big announcements from both Marvel Studios and Warner Bros./DC Comics, whom we expect to confirm new projects and perhaps even reveal a few new casting choices. Unfortunately, there is at least one 2015 superhero flick that we won't be seeing anything from at this year's big expo: Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four.
by Eric Eisenberg July 23, 2014 comments
Fast And Furious 7, Terminator And 3 Other Surprises We Want At Comic-Con
Knowing which studios are expected to be in town for San Diego Comic-Con, we put together a Surprise Wish List of in-development blockbusters that could bring a presentation at the last minute to next weekend’s fan-driven heaven. These are movies that would appeal directly to the gathered masses at Comic-Con, and they have been in some state of filming prior to the festivities.
by Sean O'Connell July 17, 2014 comments
The Fantastic Four Movie Isn't Based On Any Of The Comics
Why? Because these films have become an absolute slave to the source material, and it isn't fun. The source material is often not just a comic, but a DEFINITIVE comic. Which is to say replicating it to the letter isn't always going to translate.
by Gabe Toro July 15, 2014 comments
Will The Fantastic Four Surprise Fans At Comic-Con?
As we reported earlier, Star Wars: Episode VII will be a no show, but that’s no surprise. Now we are hearing that Josh Trank’s The Fantastic Four will bypass the annual comic book convention – and that strikes us as odd.
by Sean O'Connell July 11, 2014 comments
Fantastic Four Will Have A Found Footage Feel
Of course, this doesn't mean that we can expect that The Fantastic Four will be filled with characters running around with handicams and narrating the story all from off screen. Instead, what I imagine Watts is referring to is instead a visual style similar to what Paul Greengrass has established, using a good amount of hand-held camera work to lend the movie the feel of a docu-drama.
by Eric Eisenberg June 26, 2014 comments
Fantastic Four Stars Continue To Sell Smaller, 'Grounded' Take On The Comics
20th Century Fox seems to be coaching the Fantastic Four cast on the proper buzz words to use in interviews, because the franchise’s new Human Torch, Michael B. Jordan, used the familiar term “grounded” when asked by IGN about the movie’s tone.
by Sean O'Connell June 4, 2014 comments
Is Marvel Intentionally Sabotaging Its Relationship With Fox?
It sounds as if there's something brewing between Marvel and Fox. News leaked this weekend that in the next couple of months, Marvel is putting both Fantastic Four and Ultimate Fantastic Four on a hiatus. It makes sense to lose one of them, as the team isn't necessarily one of Marvel's highest sellers, but both?
by Gabe Toro June 2, 2014 comments
Don't Expect To See The X-Men In The Fantastic Four Reboot
Everyone wants a piece of that sweet interconnected universe pie. Marvel Studios has been building theirs since 2008, Sony is getting ready to experiment with Venom and Sinister Six for their Amazing Spider-Man series, and Fox holds both the rights to the X-Men as well as Fantastic Four. Next year brings The Fantastic Four to theaters, and many expect that the film will eventually lead the heroes towards a meet up with the X-Men in a big superhero goulash.
by Gabe Toro May 12, 2014 comments
The Fantastic Four Screenwriter Weighs In On Sue Storm's Adoption Status
The Fantastic Four is working toward a June 19, 2015 release date. It sounds like it is shape-shifting the comics’ traditional origin to create something new and extraordinary. Are you on board with these decisions?
by Sean O'Connell May 9, 2014 comments
The Fantastic Four Casts The Wire Star As Dr. Franklin Storm
Reg E. Cathey is the latest actor to join the cast of Fox's Fantastic Four. Best known for his recurring roles on The Wire and House of Cards, Cathey has signed on to play Dr. Storm, the father or Johnny (Michael B. Jordan) and Sue Storm (Kate Mara).
by Kristy Puchko May 8, 2014 comments
The Fantastic Four Close To Adding Tim Blake Nelson
Actor Tim Blake Nelson made his comic book movie debut in 2008 when he starred as a nerdy, awkward scientist in The Incredible Hulk, and now he's reportedly getting ready to head back to the genre... to play a nerdy, awkward scientist in Josh Trank's upcoming Fantastic Four reboot.
by Eric Eisenberg April 30, 2014 comments
The Fantastic Four Reboot's Tone To Fall Between Chronicle And Spider-Man
Modern comic book movies have shown us that there are two equally effective approaches to tone: you can go the fun, more comedic route, like The Avengers, or darker and more serious, like The Dark Knight. Not only does this provide a bit of variety within the genre, it also provides an interesting question about the direction of future projects. In this case, we're talking about the upcoming Fantastic Four movie from director Josh Trank.
by Eric Eisenberg April 20, 2014 comments
The Fantastic Four Movie Reboot: What We Know So Far
20th Century Fox is in the process of rebooting the Fantastic Four franchise with a whole new direction and cast, and the finished product promises to be one of the biggest films of 2015. But what do we know about the project so far? Who are all of the players involved? What does the future of the franchise hold? To answer all of your questions, we’ve put together this latest installment of our What We Know So Far guides.
by Eric Eisenberg April 3, 2014 comments
The Fantastic Four May Feature Doombots
What most people forget about Doom, and what the earlier films ignored, is that he's a special brand of crazy. He's not just a tyrant and a supervillain – he also rules over Latveria with an iron fist. As such, he has all the neuroses not only of a major political figure, but also a madman who looks down upon the entire planet for their weak intellect.
by Gabe Toro April 3, 2014 comments
The Fantastic Four Finds Its Dr. Doom
Over the past few weeks, the folks behind the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot have been working hard to pick an actor to play the film's central villain. Trade sources reported that the studio and filmmakers had narrowed down the casting process to just four actors, all with impressive backgrounds and skills. After a lot of negotiation and talks, it now appears that they have found their man
by Eric Eisenberg April 1, 2014 comments
Chris Evans Endorses Michael B. Jordan's Casting In Fantastic Four
With all due respect to Evans, easily the highlight of the earlier films, Jordan seems poised to nail this role. He's got the seriousness and maturity to be a poker-faced action star, but the smile and easy charisma to also be a marquee star.
by Gabe Toro April 1, 2014 comments
What Is Fox's 2018 Mystery Marvel Project?
The X-Men series holds infinite mutant possibilities for a number of strong characters. And while The Fantastic Four are just re-starting their mythos, the core group have several satellite affiliations that could make the transition from the page to the silver screen.
by Gabe Toro March 24, 2014 comments
The Wolverine Sequel, Fantastic Four 2, And A Mystery Marvel Project Get Release Dates At Fox
20th Century Fox is in the midst of setting things up so that they will have new comic book projects continually coming out over the next few years. In addition to X-Men: Days of Future Past, which will be coming out this May, the studio already has their Fantastic Four reboot scheduled to come out next year, and X-Men: Apocalypse set for 2016, but now they've officially added three more big titles to their own developing Marvel cinematic universe.
by Eric Eisenberg March 20, 2014 comments
Fantastic Four Recasting Rumors Debunked
Fox is doing everything they can right now to keep with Marvel Studios, Warner Bros. and Sony by building a cinematic comic book universe that includes both the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, and dumping Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four would set that development years off course.
by Eric Eisenberg March 14, 2014 comments
Hero Blend #8: The Doctor Is In? Finding A Dr. Doom Actor And A Doctor Strange Director
Hollywood shortlists are a bit tricky to navigate. Studios do what they can to keep the goings-on behind their biggest productions very hush-hush – at least until the ink on the contracts has dried - but every so often a list emerges of actors and filmmakers that are being considered to play important franchise roles. Sometimes the information can be questionable, but at other times it can be an amazing way to look into the way an upcoming film is being made.
by Eric Eisenberg March 13, 2014 comments
The Fantastic Four Dr. Doom Search Narrowed Down To Four Actors
With Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell set to play the titular team in Josh Trank's upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, the production is now turning its attention towards the villainy side of things and have reportedly narrowed down the list of potential Dr. Doom actors to just four actors.
by Eric Eisenberg March 11, 2014 comments
Miles Teller Says The Fantastic Four Script Offers A Grounded Take On Marvel's Team
"When I read the script, I didn't feel like I was reading this larger-than-life, incredible supehero tale. These are all very human people that end up having to become I guess what is known as the Fantastic Four," he said.
by Sean O'Connell March 10, 2014 comments
Michael B. Jordan Addresses Controversy Over Fantastic Four Casting
In case you missed it, the new Human Torch is black. Michael B. Jordan of Friday Night Lights, Chronicle and Fruitvale Station has been cast in Josh Trank’s version of the story, and, while protected from internet anonymity, voices online have been vociferous about the lack of fidelity towards the character’s skin color.
by Gabe Toro March 6, 2014 comments
The Fantastic Four's Michael B. Jordan And Kate Mara Confirm Their Roles
As interesting and controversial as the Fantastic Four casting announcements were when they were revealed last night, they weren't quite 100% confirmed. The trade report revealing the actors and their potential roles merely said that the young stars were in negotiations, not set for their respective parts.
by Eric Eisenberg February 20, 2014 comments
The Fantastic Four Finally Reveals Its Superpowered Cast
Mere hours ago we reported on That Awkward Moment stars Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller signing up for a Warner Bros. heist film, and while that project was good enough to warrant an approving nod, we’re a hell of a lot more interested in the two actors reteaming for Josh Trank’s upcoming reboot of The Fantastic Four for Fox
by Nick Venable February 19, 2014 comments
Josh Trank Again Debunks Runaway Fantastic Four Rumors
Countless rumors and possibilities have leaked regarding the film, leaving an increasingly-ornery Trank to respond to them via Twitter. The latest issue stems from yesterday’s report regarding the possibility that Fox may be considering switching the genders of the Four’s greatest enemy, Dr. Doom.
by Gabe Toro February 6, 2014 comments
Fox Considering Changing Dr. Doom To A Female Character
THR claims that the production is seeking a big name to play the villainous Dr. Doom, a character considerably intertwined with the early days of the characters, and played by Julian McMahon in the earlier films. But what seems curious is that they claim Fox “isn’t ruling out switching genders for the role.” Which, uh… would be a departure.
by Gabe Toro February 5, 2014 comments
Hero Blend #2: The Uncanny, Fantastic Future Of The Fox Marvel Universe
The comic book movie world is split into many factions, with Warner Bros. holding all the rights to DC characters, Sony building their own little universe with Spider-Man, and Marvel Studios and Disney finding new ways to bring The Avengers together every couple of years. But some of the most interesting developments in the genre right now are happening over at 20th Century Fox.
by Eric Eisenberg January 30, 2014 comments
UPDATE: The Fantastic Four Is NOT Looking At Josh Gad To Play The Thing
While Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kit Harrington, Richard Madden, Kate Mara and Saoirse Ronan have all had their names tossed into the mix to play The Human Torch, Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman in Josh Trank's upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, one character that has remained a giant question mark is The Thing a.k.a. Ben Grimm. As many casting reports as we've heard, none of them have mentioned potential actors for the gruff superhero made of orange rock... that is, until today.
by Eric Eisenberg January 27, 2014 comments
UPDATED: Are The Fantastic Four Getting A Radical New Origin?
Director Josh Trank has responded to the synopsis floating around the Internet today, saying that it is not true, and that he has no idea where it came from.
by Gabe Toro January 24, 2014 comments
More Fantastic Four Talk From Miles Teller
Let’s break down what he said. He says that Trank “should” put a fresh spin on it. Which likely means that the reboot won’t be beholden to the classic Marvel origin of the team, which requires the four members of the eventual “family” to take a spaceship trip through a storm of cosmic radiation.
by Sean O'Connell January 23, 2014 comments
The Fantastic Four To Start Testing Actors Before The End Of The Month
After years of delays and rewrites, director Josh Trank's upcoming Fantastic Four reboot is finally ready to get on its feet. X-Men: Days of Future Past co-writer Simon Kinberg has completed the latest version of the script, and now it's being reported that the production will start testing actors before the end of the month - which another way of saying "in the next 10 days."
by Eric Eisenberg January 21, 2014 comments
Jurassic World, Terminator And The Fantastic Four Get Production Start Dates
The Production Weekly Twitter has now revealed the production start dates for all films. The reason for this triple announcement is that all of them will be filming in Louisiana, apparently.
by Gabe Toro January 13, 2014 comments
Rumor Control: Will There Ever Be A Fantastic Four Vs. X-Men Movie?
The Motley Fool erroneously reported that Fox was planning on making a film that mashed up the worlds of the X-Men and Fantastic Four, something that’s theoretically been in-play for quite a while.
by Gabe Toro December 30, 2013 comments
Simon Kinberg Signs Three-Year Deal With Fox To Develop X-Men And Fantastic Four Franchises
The 20th Century Fox-owned Marvel universe has been having a pretty big day today. First it was announced by director Bryan Singer that the X-Men franchise will be back with X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016, and now we've learned that Simon Kinberg has inked a three-year deal with Fox to help further develop their comic book universe.
by Eric Eisenberg December 5, 2013 comments
Fantastic Four Reboot Pushed Back To Summer 2015
Currently, the only other film slated for a June 19 release is Pixar’s Inside Out, which will take viewers through the emotional mind of an 11-year-old girl. No doubt that film is going to rake in the dough as well, with children as the primary (but by no means only) audience. Would you guys rather see the inner workings of a preteen’s brain or the invisible innards of a superhero?
by Nick Venable November 12, 2013 comments
Miles Teller Confirms Fantastic Four Talks
The rumors are true, folks: Miles Teller has indeed been having conversations about the possibility of playing the extra stretchy superhero Mr. Fantastic in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. The problem, however, is that the success of another possible franchise for the star could possibly prevent him from taking the part. It's the kind of problem that we all wish we could have.
by Eric Eisenberg October 28, 2013 comments
Michael B. Jordan Confirms Rocky Spin-Off Movie, Talks Star Wars, Fantastic Four And More
Hollywood seems to be very eager to make Michael B. Jordan the next big thing. First garnering notice for his work in the low-budget superhero movie Chronicle, the young actor earned rave reviews earlier this year for his starring role in Sundance Winner Fruitvale Station, and since then has been rumored for some major upcoming projects.
by Eric Eisenberg October 10, 2013 comments
Fantastic Four Reboot Puts Saoirse Ronan, Kit Harington And More On Its Newest Casting Shortlist
Any time these kinds of casting stories emerge, especially for superhero films, there's a sense of repetition, of the same 15 or 20 big names going in for parts (until, like Chris Evans, they become so big that they're no longer part of the derby). But it's telling that Teller and Jordan are still involved, and we might be able to suss out some Star Wars scoops if Ronan turns down a part-- maybe because she'll be busy in a galaxy far, far away
by Katey Rich October 9, 2013 comments
The Fantastic Four Reboot Hires X-Men: Days Of Future Past Writer For A Rewrite
Kinberg has a considerable amount of experience working on comic book adaptations at Fox. In 2006 he wrote the script for Brett Ratner's X-Men: The Last Stand, and then in 2011 he served as both a writer and a producer on Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class. His next credit will be Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past.
by Eric Eisenberg October 1, 2013 comments
Is Miles Teller In The Running To Play Mr. Fantastic In The Fantastic Four?
Shailene Woodley had a brush with the comic book world when she was cast as Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but now it's her Spectacular Now co-star that may be getting a chance to jump into a superhero world. There are now rumors saying that Miles Teller is one of the actors in-contention for the role of Mr. Fantastic a.k.a. Reed Richards in the upcoming reboot of The Fantastic Four from director Josh Trank.
by Eric Eisenberg August 2, 2013 comments
Fantastic Four Reboot To Shoot In Louisiana This September
With the production start date so soon, that means that the movie is going to have to start doing a lot of work in a very short time - particularly in the casting department. While the occasional rumor has popped up over the last few years, at this point there isn't a single actor who is officially attached to star in the movie. In May there was a rumor that said Chronicle star Michael B. Jordan was being considered for the role of Johnny Storm a.k.a. The Human Torch...
by Eric Eisenberg July 24, 2013 comments
Fantastic Four Director Eyeing Michael B. Jordan For The Human Torch
Obviously, this changes the original race of the character, who is Caucasian in the Marvel books, and previously was played on screen by Chris Evans – who now plays Captain America in the popular Marvel movies. Switching Storm’s race in the pending reboot could also affect Sue Storm, however, as she and Johnny are brother and sister in Fantastic Four lore.
by Sean O'Connell May 2, 2013 comments
Girls' Allison Williams Lands Title Role In Rosaline, On The Short List For Fantastic Four
Allison Williams has received positive marks for her role on Lena Dunham's Girls, but thus far she has not made her way to the feature stage of her career. That could be changing soon, potentially in a big way.
by Eric Eisenberg April 30, 2013 comments
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