Crazy Rumor of the Day: Rebooting the Fantastic Four

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Apparently making more than $600 million in combined box office doesn’t really sit well with 20th Century Fox, who rumor has it is pondering a reboot of their “Fantastic Four” franchise. There have been two movies so far, with the first one released on 2005, and starred Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Ioan Gruffold, and the series’ one saving grace, Chris Evans as the wise-cracking Human Torch.

Says IESB:

IESB’s has heard word around town is Fantastic Four over at 20th Century Fox is gearing up for a reboot.

The two films previously released never really caught on with the fans and the studio is reportedly looking to completely retool, recast and recrew the franchise. This means no Tim Story, no Iaon, no Julian (thank the maker, he never sat well with me as Dr. Doom), no Chris, no Chiklis and no Jessica.

The idea is to make the reboot “less bubble gum” and more “Iron Man” — i.e. funny, but also serious at times. I can’t recall if the two Fantastic Four movies were ever serious, although I did seriously consider killing myself while watching Jessica Alba pretending to play a brilliant scientist. Holy God did that casting not work out or what?

Anyways, dear readers, I would like to tell you that this is all BS and has no shred of truth to it, but this is Hollywood we’re talking about. No one questioned rebooting “The Hulk” at all, and they’re doing the same with “Daredevil”. And considering the attention span of today’s moviegoing public, I’m pretty sure selling a “Fantastic Four” reboot to the latest cadre of MTV zombies will be a cinch.

Below: Glasses = brains. Oh, Hollywood, you’re so clever!

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  • Jim J

    I’m curious where you get “brilliant scientist” from in regards to the Invisible Woman. I don’t recall her ever being referred to, or depicted, as such in the comics.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Nix

      When we see first see her in the movie isn’t she working on a space station? Don’t you have to be “brilliant” to work on a space station? Or are they accepting applications for that job at my local H.E.B (or Vons, depending where you live) now? Cause you know, I’m interested if they are…

    • http://BeyondHollywood.com QTPi7

      Why the hell do they keep acting like Jessica Alba is stupid because she’s not. JERKS!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jim J

    I’m curious where you get “brilliant scientist” from in regards to the Invisible Woman. I don’t recall her ever being referred to, or depicted, as such in the comics.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      When we see first see her in the movie isn’t she working on a space station? Don’t you have to be “brilliant” to work on a space station? Or are they accepting applications for that job at my local H.E.B (or Vons, depending where you live) now? Cause you know, I’m interested if they are…

    • http://BeyondHollywood.com/ QTPi7

      Why the hell do they keep acting like Jessica Alba is stupid because she’s not. JERKS!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jim J

    I sit corrected. They did alter the character somewhat for the movie. Where in the comics, I believe, she was Reed’s sometimes assistant. For the movie they made her a genetics researcher. So, I guess some “brilliance” would be required. Either way, what ever happened to suspension of disbelief? It’s a movie based on comic books after all.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      True that. But I wanted to make a joke, so I suspended my suspension of disbelief for the purpose of said joke. Is that so wrong?

  • Jim J

    I sit corrected. They did alter the character somewhat for the movie. Where in the comics, I believe, she was Reed’s sometimes assistant. For the movie they made her a genetics researcher. So, I guess some “brilliance” would be required. Either way, what ever happened to suspension of disbelief? It’s a movie based on comic books after all.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com Nix

      True that. But I wanted to make a joke, so I suspended my suspension of disbelief for the purpose of said joke. Is that so wrong?

  • Jim J

    I just didn’t realize it was intended as a joke. My apologies.

    • Charlie

      It’s okay if you didn’t realize it was a joke. These things happen. Worse has happened. For example, the two “Fantastic Four” movies.

  • Jim J

    I just didn’t realize it was intended as a joke. My apologies.

    • Charlie

      It’s okay if you didn’t realize it was a joke. These things happen. Worse has happened. For example, the two “Fantastic Four” movies.

  • April Stauss

    I think making a third fantastic four would be awesome. My children love it! The same people should be playing in it again. They did such a wonderful job, I dont think anyone else can be as great as them!! So please just consider Making another one. Thank you!

  • April Stauss

    I think making a third fantastic four would be awesome. My children love it! The same people should be playing in it again. They did such a wonderful job, I dont think anyone else can be as great as them!! So please just consider Making another one. Thank you!

  • April Stauss

    Also please dont change who plays batman. Christian Bale did such a wonderful job. He is perfect for the part. I think if you change who plays batman you will lose alot of money. Thank you!

  • April Stauss

    Also please dont change who plays batman. Christian Bale did such a wonderful job. He is perfect for the part. I think if you change who plays batman you will lose alot of money. Thank you!