Surprised it took them this long to do it, and how long they clung to the idea of actually making it.
Fantastic Four movie reboot
Posted 25 November 2015 - 01:07 AM
QUOTEIt sounds as if Josh Trank will be reuniting with Chronicle's Michael B. Jordan for The Fantastic Four as the African American actor who received acclaim for his role in that movie is said to be in talks to play Johnny Storm/The Human Torch. Read on for details!
Josh Wilding - 5/2/2013
According to The Wrap, Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle, House, Red Tails) is in talks to play the Human Torch in Josh Trank's upcoming reboot of the franchise, The Fantastic Four. While 20th Century Fox has declined to comment on this news, "numerous individuals" close to the production have reportedly told the site that the actor has had multiple meetings with the studio and has a good relationship with the director after their work together on Chronicle. His chances now depend on whether or not he has chemistry with the other young actors who are in contention for the movie. Of course, this sheds doubt on the recent reports that Alison Williams has been courted to play The Invisible Woman as it wouldn't make an awful lot of sense if she and Jordan played brother and sister! Regardless, Jordan is a fantastic actor, although it's possible that this decision may cause controversy among the small group of fans who reacted negatively to Idris Elba being cast as Heimdall in Thor or Laurence Fishburne as Perry White in Man of Steel! Interestingly, the site also adds that the film has not yet been given the green light...
So um... no. I'm against this. There are times where changing the race doesn't mean anything. And there are times where it's just effing weird. This is weird and I feel like Fox may be going in a direction that is not needed. Seriously, I expect Ben Grimm to be gay now so they can be more "diverse".
Sometimes I read my old posts and I wonder if my account was hacked.
Posted 25 November 2015 - 11:53 AM
So are they selling the rights back to Marvel now?
If past experience is any indication, they'll wait a few years, then try a reboot. Again.
That Echowarrior guy...
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Posted 25 November 2015 - 04:57 PM
I could be proceeding from a false premise to begin with, but IF the Marvel/Fox animosity was fanned by Ike Perlmutter as rumored, the recent shakeup might allow Fiege to negotiate a shared rights deal similar to the one they have with Sony. (Admittedly, there's too many qualifiers in that sentence to get my hope levels sky-high)
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Posted 25 November 2015 - 10:26 PM
That would assume Fox has any sense to do something like that in the first place.
Posted 26 November 2015 - 04:54 AM
In my dreams, the next Spider-Man does so well that even the thickest executive can't help but take notice of how being in the MCU helps save a sinking franchise.
I did a new video thing:
Posted 25 January 2016 - 06:11 PM
If there's one good thing to come out of this, it's how Fox markets it in Japan: