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First Look? Alleged Photo Of The Thing From ‘The Fantastic Four’ Surfaces

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 26, 2014 11:38 AM
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The Thing, Fantastic Four
If you were paying attention to the online chatter about Comic-Con last night—and we don’t blame you if you weren’t—you probably noticed a lot of griping. The consensus seemed to be that 20th Century Fox's presentation was underwhelming. Fans were asking where the promotion for “The Fantastic Four” could have been (for that matter, Paramount did not produce any “Terminator: Genesis” promotion). “How hard is it," the thinking went, "for Paramount or 20th Century Fox to make a poster, a teaser trailer or unveil some costumes?"

Kate Mara Says 'The Fantastic Four' Movie Won’t Be Based On The Comic Book

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 15, 2014 2:20 PM
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  • 12 Comments
Kate Mara House Of Cards
The upcoming reboot of the “The Fantastic Four” movie has been described by the screenwriter, Simon Kinberg as “real, gritty and grounded.” The writer/producer even said the Josh Trank-directed movie was akin to “Batman Begins.” Now if you know the original “Fantastic Four” movies with Chris Evans and Jessica Alba, you know those films are nothing like “Batman Begins.” They’re much more in line with the comic—a bit goofy, broad and silly (which is why Tim Story’s movies might be terrible, but they were in the spirit of the comics).

'Fantastic Four' Director Tim Story Says Silver Surfer's Alien Origin More Acceptable Now Than In 2007

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2014 5:30 PM
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Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer Tim Story Jessica Alba
Oh, how things have changed. The superhero genre was something that at one time, no one took very seriously, with most movie adaptations—even when as inspired as Tim Burton's "Batman"—still retaining a goofiness to them that kept them from being regarded as thoughtful entertainment. But Christopher Nolan and to some extent Marvel helped changed that paradigm, proving that treating the characters with reverence and realism allowed them to resonate much more directly with the public at large. So, even though it's been nine years since Tim Story's "Fantastic Four" (with the franchise now being rebooted by Josh Trank), it feels like a relic in today's climate. And the filmmaker allows that things have definitely changed.

Discuss: Is 23 Super Hero Movies Over The Next 4 Years Too Much?

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 13, 2014 1:40 PM
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  • 42 Comments
Marvel Vs. DC
A simple, but terrific (and possibly frightening) observation has been made by our friends over at Rope Of Silicon: over the next four years, if everything goes according to plan for every studio, we're going to see twenty-three (count ‘em) super hero films. Because, as you know, the comic book movie arms race is officially on.

Simon Kinberg Compares 'The Fantastic Four' Reboot To 'Batman Begins'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 27, 2014 1:17 PM
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Fantastic Four Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara & Jamie Bell
While the comic world is still buzzing about "Ant-Man" and the exit of Edgar Wright, another big comic property is coming next summer, and so far, details have remained tightly under wraps. Fox is rebooting "The Fantastic Four," entrusting Josh Trank to erase the memory of the 2005 and 2007 films, and update the characters for the current era of tentpole superheroes. But so far, all we know is that Miles Teller (Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic), Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm/Human Torch), Kate Mara (Sue Storm) and Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm/The Thing) are leading the cast, with Toby Kebbell as the villain Dr. Doom. But what about the tone? Well, forget about the goofy predecessors.

Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, & Imogen Poots Join 'The Blunderer'; Toby Kebbell & Nicholas Hoult Will Build A 'Sand Castle'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 9, 2014 6:02 PM
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Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Imogen Poots, Blunderer
It’s a casting-o-rama Friday. With Cannes around the corner and the entire industry getting together for their quarterly wheeling and dealing, it means a lot of pacts are being made. Perhaps the most interesting is the adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel ‘The Blunderer.” She is obviously the writer of the Talented Mr. Ripley series and this non-Ripley-centered psychological thriller will star Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Toby Jones and Imogen Poots. Andy Goddard will direct.

Hailee Steinfled Tunes Up For 'Pitch Perfect 2,' Tim Blake Nelson Joins 'Fantastic Four' & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • May 1, 2014 9:19 AM
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Hailee Steinfeld, Pitch Perfect 2
After a steady stream of rumors surrounding its storyline and lead actors, Josh Trank’s “Fantastic Four” reboot is finally underway and filming, with Miles Teller, Jamie Bell, Kate Mara, and Michael B. Jordan set to battle Dr. Doom (Toby Kebbell). However, there are still some shifts to be made, as the superhero film has added one actor and also denied another from signing on to a long-gestating biopic.

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.

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