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.

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  • leatherneck

    You trash the movie as garbage yetr the money it make speaks for itself. Fans of the comic, and fans of the actors loved the movies. As did I.

  • leatherneck

    You trash the movie as garbage yetr the money it make speaks for itself. Fans of the comic, and fans of the actors loved the movies. As did I.

  • http://msn.com/ comic_book_fan

    they should get a new writer because that guy made a great DR Doom .
    hell stan lee hand picked him.the onley thing wrong with Doom in those movies are the way was written and the extra powers they gave and they really didn’t go into there backgrounds enough

  • http://msn.com comic_book_fan

    they should get a new writer because that guy made a great DR Doom .
    hell stan lee hand picked him.the onley thing wrong with Doom in those movies are the way was written and the extra powers they gave and they really didn’t go into there backgrounds enough

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    I liked the movies more family friendly feel, as the FF are a Family. I really don’t think a reboot is in order, just a better story, with something for everyone to do. And yes Doom is a major FF villain, but they do have others. Let’s go with one of them maybe.

    And a Daredevil reboot is not a bad idea. There were good things about the first movie (Costume, efx, Michael Clark Duncan). And the directors cut is actually a better film.

  • Dedpool378

    I liked the movies more family friendly feel, as the FF are a Family. I really don’t think a reboot is in order, just a better story, with something for everyone to do. And yes Doom is a major FF villain, but they do have others. Let’s go with one of them maybe.

    And a Daredevil reboot is not a bad idea. There were good things about the first movie (Costume, efx, Michael Clark Duncan). And the directors cut is actually a better film.

  • tom

    I personaly would boycot a reboot, its not the actors fault that the director and or script writers can’t get it right. I’m sick of seeing movies come out with sequils with different actors as the same characters and ruining what originaly brought you to the movies.

  • tom

    I personaly would boycot a reboot, its not the actors fault that the director and or script writers can’t get it right. I’m sick of seeing movies come out with sequils with different actors as the same characters and ruining what originaly brought you to the movies.

  • Brian

    OK, first, as a huge FF fan since the 70s; I was disappointed with the movies. Yes, each actor had their shining moments…except Alba. Originally in the comic Sue Storm is portrayed as a supportive wife of a brilliant scientist who becomes an adventurer; later she is portrayed as a brilliant scientist herself with an inate ability to balance her work time without sacrificing the needs of the home and family (unlike Reed who is a workaholic.) Pick up a few copies of Ultimate FF from your local comic books shop to see the writers really push the brilliant scientist stuff with Sue Storm-Richards. Therefore, I completely agree that Alba did not pull off the “smarts” aspect of the character…I really don’t think we should every expect her to be able to portray roles such as this.

  • Brian

    OK, first, as a huge FF fan since the 70s; I was disappointed with the movies. Yes, each actor had their shining moments…except Alba. Originally in the comic Sue Storm is portrayed as a supportive wife of a brilliant scientist who becomes an adventurer; later she is portrayed as a brilliant scientist herself with an inate ability to balance her work time without sacrificing the needs of the home and family (unlike Reed who is a workaholic.) Pick up a few copies of Ultimate FF from your local comic books shop to see the writers really push the brilliant scientist stuff with Sue Storm-Richards. Therefore, I completely agree that Alba did not pull off the “smarts” aspect of the character…I really don’t think we should every expect her to be able to portray roles such as this.