And the Candidates to Direct Fox’s Fantastic Four Reboot are…


As you may or may not know by now, Fox is planning to reboot their “Fantastic Four” franchise (despite the last one having arrived barely three years ago), which means an all-new cast and, of course, new director must be found. According to the boys at CBM, the candidates on the short list to direct the reboot are …

Joe Carnahan, David Yates and James McTeigue.

Carnahan, you may know from his hyper violent shoot’em ups, “Smokin’ Aces” and more recently, the “A-Team” feature-length film. David Yates, meanwhile, already has four “Harry Potter” movies under his belt, including the two-parter “Deathly Hallows” coming out this year and next year. And then there’s James McTeigue, the man behind the comic book adaptation “V for Vendetta” and, in my opinion, one of the best ninja movies of all time, “Ninja Assassin”.

CBM cites unnamed sources as saying that Fox have those three names on their director’s short list, and that an offer to one of them is forthcoming. We shall see.

Also according to CBM, this new, rebooted “Fantastic Four” will be more “dramatic”, and will introduce new characters, as well as bring back old ones like Doctor Doom and the Silver Surfer. What, no menacing intergalactic cloud?

Galactus does not appreciate being represented as a cloud. Not one bit.

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  • mandy smith

    i cannot believe the’re re-casting Fantastic Four, the previous Actors did an amazing job of portraying the characters, especially Micheal Chiklis as the thing – Hell They ARE the characters and it’s an insult to think it can be done better. (Very Very Wrong).

  • Robert

    I entirely agree with the majority of opinion. I loved the first two FF4 movies and seriously hope this hype is merely to attract attention to the next movie, which will star the same great actors as before. With the exception of the Fantastic Four, I find all superhero movies are of the horror genre, because poor writing leads to extreme horrific events rather than character-led drama. Real tension and suspense is driven by interplay and subtlety. Of course there will be action, but action that means something comes from caring about the characters. I want to be able to take my kids to see it. By the way, I love Jessica Alba – you may not see her as a perfect fit, but you will only see what you’re missing once she’s gone.

  • Markus Negative

    I think much of the comments are from those that feel as I do when it comes to comic book/video game based movies, which is, keep to the ORIGINAL storyline.REGARDLESS to whether Hollywood and/or viewer doesn’t like the story and/or understands it. GALACTUS is a giant, cosmic being that stands 50 to 75 feet tall that consumes the life energies from worlds that have life (intelligent or not). He is NOT a giant cosmic CLOUD. Critics may not understand the little details of comic book characters to really care, but then, I’m willing to bet many of those critics have never read comics to understand those details at all. The movie isn’t reality, only set around it, so characters that burst into flames, stretch, turn invisible or into rock should be seen as the fictional, and just the same when it comes to seeing a 75 ft. giant man in purple and blue appear on screen ( movie should have the Watcher as well). To whom ever is directing/producing the reboots I say this- as for making it a drama, I say absolutely NO. Action/adventure is more of what the Fantastic Four movie should be- traveling to other dimensions and to other galaxies, the Fantastic Four have TONS of great villains to fight and adventure stories to tell on the big screen, all ya have to do is utilize those stories.