Fantastic Four (2015)
Fantastic Four SynopsisFantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Fantastic Four Release Date
In Theaters August 7, 2015
Fantastic Four Credits
Starring: Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, and Tim Blake Nelson
Written by: Jeremy Slater, Simon Kinberg, and Josh Trank
Directed by: Josh Trank
Produced by: Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn, Hutch Parker, Robert Kulzer, and Gregory Goodman
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox
External Info: Fantastic Four Official Website
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Last week, we learned that Josh Tran's Fantastic Four has been dubbed the second biggest flop of Summer 2015. You'd think that this performance would put any kind of conversation about a sequel to bed, but that's clearly not the attitude behind the scenes at 20th Century Fox.
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While they wound up not being included in the final cut of the film, Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four was originally going to feature two notable elements of the franchise’s mythos: H.E.R.B.I.E., the superhero family’s robot friend, and the flying vehicle known as the Fantasticar.
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Hero Blend #70: The State Of The Comic Book Movie 2015
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Watch Conan Hilariously Exaggerate How Bad Fantastic Four Is
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by Adam Holmes August 12, 2015 comments
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Fantastic Four 2 May Still Happen, With These Changes
For better or worse, 20th Century Fox is still moving ahead with Fantastic Four 2. That’s what all the latest intel is telling us, and we just have to accept it, no matter how big of a flop the first film was. With the stage already set, it seems as though the sequel will pose its own set of challenges to whomever directs it.
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The Incredible Amount Of Money Fantastic Four Might Lose
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4 Ways The Fantastic Four Franchise Can Save Itself
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Fantastic Four Deleted Footage Finally Shows The Team's Fantasti-Car
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by Sean O'Connell August 8, 2015 comments
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Fox's new Fantastic Four is not doing fantastic at the box office. Amidst harsh reviews and reports of a troubled production, the film is underperforming in early shows.
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Josh Trank Responds To Fantastic Four Criticism
Josh Trank's Fantastic Four is in the midst of getting absolutely slammed by critics. Ever since the review embargo broke yesterday afternoon, the floodgates have been open, and while there are a few positive pieces floating around, the consensus is extremely negative. According to Josh Trank, however, the blame shouldn't be put on his shoulders.
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Hero Blend #69: Fantastic Four Reviewed (Spoiler Free Edition!)
In this very special Hero Blend episode, Cinema Blend’s own Sean O’Connell joins me to review Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four, and we analyze both what went right with the reboot, and what wrong.
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How Fantastic Four Can Crossover With The X-Men, Despite What The Producer Says
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Why Reed Richards Isn't The Team Leader In The New Fantastic Four
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Human Torch And The Invisible Woman Take Flight In This Alternate Fantastic Four Trailer
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