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Saoirse Ronan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Margot Robbie & More Up For 'Fantastic Four' Roles

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2013 6:35 PM
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So remember way back when names like "Girls" star Allison Williams and "Fruitvale Station" lead Michael B. Jordan were being tossed around as possible contenders for "Fantastic Four"? Well, that list just got a helluva lot longer.

'Fantastic Four,' Mark Millar's 'Kindergarten Heroes,' Ang Lee's 3D Boxing Movie & More Get Writers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 2, 2013 10:46 AM
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The past week or so has seen quite a few writers land some gigs, ranging from big blockbusters to gritty thrillers, so let's get right into the mix.

Mark Millar Says 'Fantastic Four' & X-Men Will Share The Same Universe "Without Question"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 19, 2013 10:16 AM
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Blame it on Marvel if you must, but everyone in Hollywood is racing to super-size their superhero movies following the billion dollar success of "The Avengers." Warner Bros. has tossed Batman into their "Man Of Steel" followup, "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" will pretty much feature every character you've seen in the X-Men movies so far, plus a whole bunch of new faces, while "The Amazing Spider-Man" series is building to the Sinister Six. What superheroes will be crossing streams next?

'The Spectacular Now' Star Miles Teller Frontrunner For Mr. Fantastic In 'Fantastic Four'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2013 2:35 PM
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Miles Teller Fantastic Four
Okay, let's take a moment here: the first time Fox attempted "Fantastic Four" they rounded up Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis. A pretty ragtag bunch, all being said. For their second kick at the can, recent reports seem to suggest they are going younger. "Girls" star Allison Williams has been linked to Sue Storm, while Michael B. Jordan might light up as The Human Torch. And next? Well, another young face is being eyeballed for another key role.

20 Superhero Movies That Couldn't Fly All The Way To The Big Screen

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 25, 2013 2:18 PM
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Superhero movies that never came to pass
This weekend "The Wolverine," starring Hugh Jackman as the adamantium-clawed avenger (is he ever not playing Wolverine?), will be slashing its way onto screens nationwide. But as fans know, this wasn't the original vision that Jackman and Fox had in mind. No, that version was to be helmed by Darren Aronofsky as his follow-up to his Oscar-winning "Black Swan," and we can only imagine what his take would've been on the story (based in part on the great Frank Miller/Chris Claremont run from the '80s) that serves as the foundation for this reboot. The movie's prolonged Japanese shoot was cited as the reason for his departure, but one also wonders if he would've been able to have the full creative sway he's used to.

‘Chronicle’ Star Michael B. Jordan Considered For Human Torch In ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 2, 2013 10:52 AM
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According to The Wrap, the first member of the rebooted “Fantastic Four” might be cast – Michael B. Jordan, who co-starred in director Josh Trank’s previous movie, the more-clever-than-it-had-any-right-to-be “Chronicle,” seems to be in contention to play The Human Torch aka Johnny Storm. The reboot is scheduled to hit theaters in 2015.

‘Girls’ Star Allison Williams On Shortlist For 'Fantastic Four'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 30, 2013 5:08 PM
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Allison Williams, Fantastic Four
Say what you will about "Girls" -- and people have no shortage of opinions on Lena Dunham's show -- the cast is pretty much uniformly excellent (Zosia Mamet forever) and one of those standouts is Allison Williams. Initially seen as the clean cut, rational and polar opposite to Hannah, the character of Marnie has gone a fascinating journey, particularly as the less savoury aspects of her personality have come to light. Talented, and yes, attractive as well, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood came knocking, and could she be making the leap to the tentpole world for one of her first feature film roles?

'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Writer Seth Grahame-Smith Polishing 'Fantastic Four'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 27, 2013 9:39 AM
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Following the success of their relaunch of the mutant franchise with 2011’s “X-Men: First Class,” 20th Century Fox decided last year to reboot the critically maligned “Fantastic Four” series with “Chronicle” director Josh Trank at the helm. With a Spring 2015 release date already scheduled and no shooting start date set, the studio has hired a writer to give the script a good once-over.

Matthew Vaughn To Produce Josh Trank's 'Fantastic Four'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 22, 2013 3:36 PM
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Bailing last fall on directing "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," and still yet to lock down his next directorial, Matthew Vaughn isn't leaving the Fox lot or the comic book genre behind completely. Besides 'Future Past' and "The Wolverine," the studio and their newly minted nerd consultant Mark Millar still have a lot to tackle, including one major property in "Fantastic Four." And now it's getting a little bit of help.

Josh Trank's 'Fantastic Four' Reboot Gets Spring 2015 Release Date In An Already Superhero Stuffed Year

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 8, 2012 9:52 AM
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This past summer, many wondered if five years between "Spider-Man 3" and "The Amazing Spider-Man" was a big enough space to reboot the superhero franchise. Well, numbers don't lie and with over $750 million worldwide, it seems there were more than enough folks ready for more Peter Parker. That being said, the "Fantastic Four" duo of films aren't as fondly remembered as Sam Raimi's Spidey pictures, and frankly they could reboot it next week for all anyone cares. But it looks like they'll take their time to get it right.

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