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Toby Kebbell Lining Up To Play 'Fantastic Four' Villain Dr. Doom

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2014 6:35 PM
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Dr. Doom Toby Kebbell
A few weeks ago, it was down to four to play Dr. Doom in Fox's "Fantastic Four" reboot, which they're pinning such high hopes on that they've already got a sequel date squared away. Sam Riley, Eddie Redmayne, Toby Kebbell and Domhnall Gleeson were in the running for the villain, but it looks one has come out on top.

Sam Riley, Eddie Redmayne & More In The Mix To Play Dr. Doom In 'Fantastic Four'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 12, 2014 9:22 AM
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Sam Riley, Eddie Redmayne, Toby Kebbell, Domhnall Gleeson Dr. Doom
Producer Matthew Vaughn and director Josh Trank have been doing everything in their power to distance their “Fantastic Four” reboot from the earlier goofy films. Not content with just casting great young actors as the famous superhero team, the filmmakers are looking to surprise with their villain choice too.

Zack Snyder Says 'Batman Vs Superman' Explodes Comic Universe, Matthew Vaughn Disses 2005 'Fantastic Four'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 4, 2014 9:19 AM
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Man Of Steel Henry Cavill Zack Snyder
Comic book fanboys are a conservative bunch that recoil at any hit of any changes to the way characters are portrayed on the screen vs the page and they’re fiercely protective of canon. One upcoming project that has drawn the ire of the geek community is the as-of-yet untitled “Man Of Steel” sequel that’s thrown everyone through a loop with its casting news over the past few months. And with cameras yet to start rolling, director Zack Snyder is already tired of the scrutiny.

How The 'Fantastic Four' Reboot Might Be Changing Canon, And Why That's A Good Thing

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 20, 2014 4:02 PM
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Fantastic Four Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara & Jamie Bell
Poor Josh Trank has had to answer a sea of rumors in putting together his vision for "The Fantastic Four." The scrutiny is understandable: this is a property that has been adapted into film twice already (three times if you count a basically-unreleased early '90s incarnation), each time failing to impress the hardcore fans. And Fox, eager to kick-start the series to keep it from reverting back to Marvel, have been keeping things close to the vest, refusing to disclose any story details for a film that’s a little over a year away, and about to begin production. But if this latest casting notice is anything to go by, Fox is playing fast and loose with the series. And why not?

Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara & Jamie Bell Lining Up As The New 'Fantastic Four'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 20, 2014 9:00 AM
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Fantastic Four Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara & Jamie Bell
Although the trades are being cautious and using phrases like "seems that way" while underscoring some deals aren't in place, Josh Trank hasn't hit Twitter yet to debunk this latest news, and most places seem pretty confident that casting on "Fantastic Four" has finally been locked down. And it looks like the reboot of the superhero quartet are bringing some rising young faces to the roles.

Rumor: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy 2' To Face 'Batman Vs. Superman' In 2016 Plus Josh Trank Denies Female Dr. Doom

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 6, 2014 1:00 PM
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Guardians Of The Galaxy
It was sort of a dick move when Warner Bros. moved "Batman Vs. Superman" out of 2015 and right onto a 2016 date already called by Marvel for a currently untitled movie. And while nothing is official as to what they'll place against the DC Comics powerhouse, a rumor is suggesting they're gonna bank on their new batch of superheroes.

Emmy Rossum In The Mix For Sue Storm In 'Fantastic Four,' Dr. Doom Is The Villain And Could Be A Woman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2014 12:18 PM
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Fantastic Four Emmy Rossum
There has been a lot of chatter around Fox's reboot of "Fantastic Four" but little in the way of actual concrete information, but that hasn't stopped things from getting ridiculous. We're now at a moment when certain websites reach out to director Josh Trank to essentially confirm his denials about supposedly leaked plot points. It would seem that a certain core audience totally doesn't want spoilers but kind of wants them too. Anyway, we digress... The point is that testing is underway for the movie that is due in theaters next year, with another name surfacing and yet another rumor about what changes may happen to the canon.

'Thor 3' Hammers Down Writers, Matthew Goode Meets For 'Batman Vs. Superman' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2014 9:40 AM
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Thor: The Dark World
While Marvel is starting to branch out their cinematic universe with "Guardians Of The Galaxy" this summer, and "Ant-Man" in 2015, that doesn't mean they're abandoning the staples. Earlier this week, the ball got rolling on "Captain America 3" with directors Anthony and Joe Russo tapped to return, and that's not all the news Marvel had.

Annapurna Drops ‘Terminator: Genesis’; Josh Trank Denies Recent 'Fanstastic Four' Rumors; Kevin Smith Making Horror Anthology

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 24, 2014 6:35 PM
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A few bits and pieces of news are lying about from the tentpole/genre world this evening, so let’s get to them. The first is some potential trouble with the upcoming “Terminator: Genesis” film, a reboot of the “Terminator” franchise set to star Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor, Jason Clarke as John Connor and potentially Jai Courtney among other candidates for the role of Kyle Reese. One of the major financiers on the project was Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, but Ellison’s company has dropped out as producer leaving her brother David's Skydance shingle and Paramount to foot the bill.

How The 'Avengers'-Izing Of Blockbusters Is Killing Movies

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 18, 2013 4:50 PM
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How The 'Avengers'-Izing Of Blockbusters Is Killing Movies
Is it enough to just make one movie anymore? In the wake of Marvel’s audacious world-building in an assembly line of completely indistinguishable adventure movies, the studios would answer no. What used to be one series of movies has become a web, one that involves various other series’ and offshoots of one particular brand.

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