The studio announced The Fantastic Four 2 will open July 14, 2017, while an untitled Wolverine film will open March 3, 2017. The experiment is successful, and the facility's supervisor, Dr. Allen, plans to send a group from NASA to venture into a parallel dimension known as "Planet Zero". FAN CAST: The Fantastic 4 After a very long and very troubling history in the movin’ pictures, the possibility of the Fantastic 4 heading to Disney/Marvel is more real than ever…or at least more real than the wet dream that is the X-Men coming into the fold. She generates a big force field for Ben and Reed to stand on with her so she can fly them all the way there, as Johnny flies himself there with his fire powers. Ben jumps out of the car, and knocks Elder off of the monster. [150] In August, both Miles Teller and Kate Mara said they were open to returning for a sequel. [2][101], In the United States and Canada, Fantastic Four was projected to take the top spot and earn around $40–50 million on its opening weekend, which would be lower than the opening weekend gross of 2005's Fantastic Four ($56.1 million) and 2007's Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer ($58.1 million). [52] Director Josh Trank justified his decision by saying the move to cast Jordan as Johnny Storm was taken to bring the iconic comic book team in line with real-world demographics. After Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer disappointed at the box office, Fox announced plans to reboot the franchise and development of the film began in 2009. He called the film "maddeningly lame and unimaginative" in addition to criticizing the visual style as a "dark, unattractive, gloomy mode. In Latveria, Elder invites the Fantastic Four to a special dinner, and each of them are allowed to bring guests. In their hotel room, Reed decides they must talk to Elder, or they would've just came all this way for no reason. Berardinelli concluded that as a superhero film, "it falls into the 'adequate' range of the spectrum—neither memorable nor forgettable. Directed by Josh Trank, Stephen E. Rivkin. Fantastic Four (styled as FANT4STIC) is a 2015 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The Quantum Gate explodes, altering Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben on a genetic level and granting them superhuman abilities beyond their control: Reed can stretch like rubber, Susan can become invisible and generate force fields, Johnny can engulf his entire body in fire and fly, and Ben develops a rock-like hide which gives him superhuman strength and durability. "[120] Jim Vejvoda of IGN criticized the film as "aesthetically drab and dramatically inert", said that the two previous Fantastic Four films "seem better in hindsight", and that the film did not show enough character development between the members of the team. Pixomondo delivered Sue Storm's force-field and cloaking effects and augmented Doom's costume. [26], —Simon Kinberg on adapting the Fantastic Four comic books into film[27], In August 2009, 20th Century Fox announced that they would reboot the Fantastic Four film franchise. Lucia orders the soldiers to attack Elder, but giant mole creatures climb up out of the ground and kill them all. A mole charges at him, but he smacks it in the face with the soldier's body. So, after all this, Fox hasn't given us confidence in their ability to make a good FF movie. The ending had not been finalized and the studio hastily had to cobble together a new ending that was essentially composed of script pieces of the original draft, plus new ones that were being written on the day of reshoots. Reed is recruited to join them and aid Storm's children, scientist Sue Storm and engineer Johnny Storm, into completing a "Quantum Gate" designed by Storm's protégé Victor Von Doom. That's Tom Hanks' Son Chet", "Comic-Con: Fantastic Four Director Confirmed While Daredevil Director Exits", "Comic-Con: Fantastic Four Reboot Gets a Writer", "Original 'Fantastic Four' Script Included Galactus, Mole Man, and Much More Action", "What Was FANTASTIC FOUR Like Before Simon Kinberg? [145] Drew McWeeny of HitFix said that while a sequel may not be produced in time for the 2017 release date, Fox would likely attempt to salvage the franchise, working with Trank's defined vision and adding adjustments to it. [100], Fantastic Four grossed $56.1 million in North America and $111.9 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $167.9 million, against a production budget of $155 million (estimated $200 million including marketing and distribution costs), making it the lowest grossing Fantastic Four film to date, as well as one of the biggest flops from a Marvel property after Howard the Duck (1986), Elektra (2005; also by Fox), and Punisher: War Zone (2008). I don’t regret doing it at all, but do regret not having stood up for myself. Fantastic, Susan Storm/Invisible Woman, Johnathan Storm/Human Torch, Benjamin J. Grimm/The Thing, Harvey Elder/Mole Man, and Franklin Storm. After all, Elder was working at the Baxter Building before he went missing. Now dubbing himself "Doom", Victor activates a portal on Planet Zero using the Quantum Gate and begins consuming the landscape of the Earth using a structure he created from the rock formations in Planet Zero. Disney's CEO Bob Iger stated that they plan to integrate the Fantastic Four into the MCU. [34] In February 2013, Matthew Vaughn was attached to produce, and Seth Grahame-Smith hired to polish the script. And it would've recieved [sic] great reviews. [155], Toby Kebbell stated he would only be interested in returning to the role of Doctor Doom if he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). [43][44] In February, it was revealed that Michael B. Jordan would play Johnny Storm / Human Torch, and Mara was cast as Sue Storm / Invisible Woman. Reed, Susan, Johnny and Ben arrive in Latveria to meet with Elder, but the castle gates are closed and the guards tell them they cannot enter. Fantastic Four opens August 7, 2015, Deadpool on February 12, 2016, X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27, 2016, Gambit is coming October 7, 2016, The Wolverine 3 (not the official title) on March 3, 2017, Fantastic Four 2 on June 2, 2017, and some as-yet unspecified X-Men film on July 13th, 2018. James E. Price served as the over-all visual effects supervisor. [34] He later admitted that he wanted to cast a black actress for the role of Susan Storm, but that the studio insisted on retaining her ethnicity for the film. There is no softer way to put it. [141][142][143][144] Despite the performance, it was reported in September 2015 that Fox still planned to produce a sequel, with Simon Kinberg working on the project. [148] In May 2016, Kinberg reaffirmed his intent to make another Fantastic Four film with the same cast. [84] In spite of the film's extreme negative reception, the soundtrack still garnered a positive response. Harvey, wearing a dirty green cloak and strange glasses, tells Lucia that Latveria is under his control. "[90] However, correspondents for Newsarama noted that there was "nothing" in the trailer to characterize it as being based on the Fantastic Four, feeling it could have easily been a substitute for similar science fiction films such as 2014's Interstellar. 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