Secret Wars is finally at an end, and we’ve finally gotten an answer to a question that’s plagued Marvel readers ever since the “All-New, All-Different” universe began: What the hell happened to Reed Richards and Sue Storm, half of the Fantastic Four? Turns out, Marvel’s First Family is doing some pretty crazy stuff.
Fantastic Four was a huge mess in every way. Even its marketing wasn’t exactly dynamic and exciting, its posters full of a sullen Fantastic Four glaring out at you. But oh, what might have been, if we take a look at the art of Dave Rapoza, who helped plan Fox’s original ideas for the film’s posters.
First, the good news: 2015 was a fantastic year at the movies. There were great original stories, sequels done right, adaptations that match their source material and more. But for every great movie, there’s a ton of bad ones too. Here’s our picks for the best and worst science fiction and fantasy films of 2015.
At least not anytime soon. The studio has rather quietly dropped the non-anticipated sequel from its production schedule, according to Box Office Mojo. The only question is why Fox ever announced it wanted to make a sequel in the first place.
Marvel’s first family are notoriously absent from their “All-New, All-Different” universe. Sue Storm and Reed Richards are gone. Johnny Storm works with the Inhumans, the Thing with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Even their former home is now owned by Spider-Man. But it turns out Peter Parker had a good reason for it.
You’re going to need a giant salt lick for this one, but it’s not totally out of line with Marvel’s history: there’s a rumor that Fox exchanged the movie rights to Fantastic Four for the two X-Men series that were announced yesterday. Update: We’re hearing from multiple credible sources that this is not true.
Fox is moving beyond their Fantastic Four disaster (No, not that one. Not that one either. Yes, that one.) and focusing on making a sequel. Why is this the hill that they’re determined to die on?
Next month, Marvel is introducing a whole new line up of comics—and a whole new universe to go with them. Don’t know your Earth-616 from your Earth-65? What the hell is with this Secret Wars thing? Will your favorite hero still have a comic? Will they even be the same person? Here’s everything you need to know going…
Greetings, my magnificent mail-minions! I’ve got a swell—dare I say it, keen group of questions in this week’s mailbags, but I want to try something. If you have a question for the postman, you can email me, but you can also leave it in the comments of this article, and I’ll try to round them up for next week’s column.
I don’t think having a flying car or a lovable robot could have saved Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four movie, but by god, they definitely couldn’t have hurt. As it turns out, both H.E.R.B.I.E. and the FantastiCar were almost included in the film, and here’s the concept art to prove it.
Among the various things that didn’t make it into the most recent attempt to bring Fantastic Four to the big screen was this castle that was supposed to be the home of Doom.
Greetings, whippers of snappers! You guys sent in a bunch of (short) questions this week so I have a bunch of (long, rambling) answers! More of those, please! Meanwhile, let’s keep dissing Fantastic Four, discuss whether Hugh Jackman is trolling fans, and stop people who want to send movie studios free money.
The Fantastic Four have been through a lot lately. Their comic got cancelled. They’ve seemingly gone their own separate ways in Marvel’s upcoming continuity reboot. Their movie really, really sucked. Like, really sucked! Anything else would be just kicking them while they’re down. So let’s get kicking!
The new Fantastic Four movie is unquestionably a box office bomb, which critics have savaged with scathing reviews such as “More like the Unfantastic Four!” For those of you who want to avoid sitting through it, I have taken the liberty of chronicling the movie’s major moments… as best as I can recall them happening.
Universal’s Creature from the Black Lagoon gets a writer. Spider-Man may have two different costumes in Civil War. Legends of Tomorrow can’t use comics character Booster Gold. Plus, Chloe Bennet teases Skye’s transformation on Agents of SHIELD—and could we get a Hannibal movie? Spoilers Now!
Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four has been getting hammered this weekend—at the box office, by critics, and by audiences. The question everyone’s asking is: was the material bad from the get-go? Or did studio interference make this a bomb before it was even filmed?
Superhero movies have tried hard to leave behind some of their Silver Age comic-book trappings in the past decade. We’ve seen darker, grimmer versions of Superman and other heroes—but the new Fantastic Four reboot goes beyond darkness, into actual self-loathing. It’s kind of bizarre.
Director Josh Trank put this tweet up today, implying that Fox is to blame for the response Fantastic Four is getting. He deleted the tweet shortly after posting it.
The Fantastic Four is one of my favorite teams in comic books. That is because, essentially, they aren’t a team, they are a family. Two of them are siblings, two of them are married, two of them have been best friends for years. They bicker, they squabble, but at the end of the day, they have each other’s backs and…