Fantastic Four (March 6, 2015)
The previous Fantastic Four series that spawned two films will be mercifully ignored, and the new film will be a reboot of the series. Chronicle’s director Josh Trank is attached to direct, Matthew Vaughn is also attached as a producer, and the film will share the same continuity as the X-Men movies. The films will look to the Ultimate version of the Fantastic Four, which re-imagined the team as younger than most depictions showed them.
The cast has been confirmed: Miles Teller (21 & Over) will play Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara (House of Cards) will play Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle) will play Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, and Jamie Bell (Defiance) as Ben Grimm/The Thing. Toby Kebbell (Wrath of the Titans) will play Victor von Doom, aka Dr. Doom.
- The title may be Fantastic Four: Reborn, or simply The Fantastic Four.
- The FF reboot will shoot in Louisiana rather than Vancouver as originally planned, thanks to a massive tax credit the state is offering filmmakers. [7/25/13]
- Despite progress being made in pre-production, X-Men: Days of Future Past writer Simon Kinberg has been brought in to rewrite the film. [10/2/13]
- Screenwriter Simon Kinberg has been hired to help link the X-Men and Fantastic Four universes. [1/7/14]
- Rumors of a possible X-Men vs. Fantastic Four film have been debunked, but there is still a good chance of future crossover between the franchises. [1/17/14]
- Producer Matthew Vaughn has confirmed that the upcoming film will be a total reboot of the franchise, and be nothing like the original. [3/7/14]
- A sequel to the reboot has already been confirmed, and it will tentatively be released on July 14, 2017. [3/20/14]
- In order to create The Thing on the big screen, Bell will film all his scenes in a motion capture suit. Bell is no stranger to this technique, having done a similar performance in The Adventures of Tintin. [3/20/14]
- There are rumors that the team will face off against “Doombots,” robotic creations that serve Dr. Doom. [4/2/14]
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