Fantastic Four reboot

  • ChicagoSteve

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    Feb 07, 2014 1:13 AM GMT
    So they are planning on rebooting the Fantastic Four series with an all new cast:
    Michael B Jordan, who's currently starring in That Awkward Moment is rumored to be up for the Chris Evans role of Johnny Storm and Allison Williams who currently stars on the TV show Girls for the role of Sue Storm, originally played by Jessica Alba.
    My question is, do you think the reboot will be successful? I was a big fan of the first 2 films and I just don't want to see other actors portraying these roles. I actually don't think I would go to see it.
  • Timbales

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    Feb 07, 2014 1:28 AM GMT
    It's Fox, and they are only making it to hold onto the film rights so they don't revert back to Marvel/Disney. I don't have high hopes for it.
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    Feb 07, 2014 1:54 AM GMT
    YourName2000 saidThis might bode well in that it might mean more movies added to the franchise faster than if they stuck with the originals....for one, those original actors are getting huge, so it must be expensive and difficult to schedule that crew to keep making more.

    I hope it's not like spiderman or hulk though, where they keep rehashing the same story over and over again.

    Then they'd have to explain why Johnny Storm and Captain America are twins.

    They're going for singular continuity.
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    Feb 07, 2014 2:51 AM GMT
    Only now finding out they brought back the Human Torch in the comic books. I'm slow. Okay! icon_lol.gif
  • aretak25

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    Feb 07, 2014 3:06 AM GMT
    Aw man, no more Chris Evans in tight spandex?! He was hot as the Human Torch..icon_sad.gif
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Feb 07, 2014 3:07 AM GMT
    The original idea was to have a trilogy of 3 films but Fox bailed out. Here is the info that Wikipedia shows for box office gross.

    Constantin Film brought the movie rights for the characters in the mid-1980s. A low-budget film was produced in 1992 in order to retain the license. In 2004, with a distribution deal from 20th Century Fox, a second Fantastic Four film entered production. Fantastic Four was released in 2005 and the sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer was released in 2007. Both films received mostly unfavorable reviews by critics, yet grossed over $600 million worldwide at the box office. Due to 20th Century Fox's disappointment to the box-office return of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, a potential third Fantastic Four film and a Silver Surfer spin-off movie were put on hold.[1]

    A reboot to be directed by Josh Trank is scheduled to be released on June 19, 2015.

    By any stretch of the imagination 600 million is nothing to sneeze at. Fox does not call that successful?