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Old February 20 2014, 08:35 AM   #556
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Re: Fantastic Four reboot-- Casting, Rumors, Pix, ect;

Umm, okaaay... That is some of the strangest casting I've heard in awhile. If anything, they seem to be going even younger than the casting for the previous movies. Which I'm guessing is not what the comic fans were hoping for when they announced the reboot...
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Old February 20 2014, 11:22 AM   #557
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My preference, as I may have mentioned earlier in the thread, would be to see the FF as the established first family of superheroes, with a more mature Reed and Sue as parents to Franklin and Valeria. But in the context of the films, where the FF are being added to the X-Men universe, that would be hard to justify. They kind of have to be new, because there's no evidence yet of any non-mutants with superpowers in that universe.

Still, I'll need to be convinced. The proof of the pudding and all. I was impressed by Trank's Chronicle on first viewing, but the second time, once the novelty wore off, it wasn't as interesting. So I'm not sure what to expect.
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Old February 20 2014, 11:47 AM   #558
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If money was no object... And if sanity was no object, I would film the movie over the course of 15 years, so that there cold be a time travel adventure where the young FF face off against the old FF, but of course because of how long a 3 picture deal takes to roll out, they could film hours of subplots for movie three during the course of movie one, and then just wait 10 years to make the rest of movie three or four about time travel... Just like how we have been waiting 8 years for the final 8 year old scene for the last seconds of How I met your Mother.

The really problem about this absurd proccess is that Hollywood actors DO NOT AGE!
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Old February 20 2014, 01:12 PM   #559
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I'm just judging by appearances, but I'm not seeing Reed Richards. I hope they quickly explain Johnny and Susan's relationship.
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She has vitiligo.
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Old February 20 2014, 04:04 PM   #561
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Alidar Jarok wrote: View Post
I'm just judging by appearances, but I'm not seeing Reed Richards.
I did a Google image search on Teller, and from some angles he has a Reed-like facial structure. But the eyes will take some getting used to.


I hope they quickly explain Johnny and Susan's relationship.
Easy -- one of them's adopted. Or maybe one or both of their parents was divorced and brought a kid from their first marriage. I recently read that 1 in 10 marriages in America today are mixed-race; surely a fair number of those are second marriages with kids involved. So a brother and sister being of different ethnicities isn't as anomalous today as it would've been a generation or two ago.
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Old February 20 2014, 05:13 PM   #562
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Christopher wrote: View Post
My preference, as I may have mentioned earlier in the thread, would be to see the FF as the established first family of superheroes, with a more mature Reed and Sue as parents to Franklin and Valeria. But in the context of the films, where the FF are being added to the X-Men universe, that would be hard to justify....
Seems fairly easy to justify most of what you'd like to see (if I understand you correctly). In the original comics, Reed and Ben were already middle aged when they first got their powers. Just go with that and then have a storyline where, unlike the hated and feared mutants, the FF quickly become established and beloved.
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Old February 20 2014, 05:18 PM   #563
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To paraphrase my favorite line from the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer:
"They call themselves the Fantastic Four."
"What a bunch of A-holes."
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Old February 20 2014, 07:08 PM   #564
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You know, this isn't a movie based off a book where the characters are described but the readers kind of visualize them based on their own perceptions. These characters have been drawn and animated for decades. We expect them to look like they do in the comics. No one expects it to be exact, but come on!!!
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Old February 20 2014, 07:18 PM   #565
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Actually the one casting I don't have a problem with is Jordan as Johnny Storm. It's all the others that seem completely off to me. They somehow look even less like the iconic characters than the ones from the Tim Story movies.

Although I guess now we know why Mara was seen with blonde hair recently...
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Old February 20 2014, 07:20 PM   #566
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I would have been thrilled with an all-black version of FF if they'd gotten the approximate ages and personalities right: Denzel for Reed, Kerry Washington for Sue, the kid from Chronicle as Johnny and Terry Crews as Ben.
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Old February 20 2014, 07:24 PM   #567
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Electric Coleslaw wrote: View Post
You know, this isn't a movie based off a book where the characters are described but the readers kind of visualize them based on their own perceptions. These characters have been drawn and animated for decades. We expect them to look like they do in the comics. No one expects it to be exact, but come on!!!
Meh. #FirstWorldProblem.

The comic book reader is the minority audience member FOX is going after. Comic book reader numbers are small.

They are going after a global market, action adventure plays very well over seas, and, obviously, it plays well here at home in the US. That's why they want these properties. Not because of the "enormous" number of comic book readers.

And besides, it's an adaptation of the comic. Changes are going to be made regardless. And why not mix things up? Why not change things? Maybe it'll work, maybe it won't.

It doesn't change the comics in your comic book collection.
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Old February 20 2014, 07:31 PM   #568
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It doesn't change the comics in your comic book collection.
Tell that Nick Fury.
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Old February 20 2014, 07:53 PM   #569
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It may not change the comics in my collection but it will keep this movie out of my collection.
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Old February 20 2014, 09:42 PM   #570
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I would have been thrilled with an all-black version of FF if they'd gotten the approximate ages and personalities right: Denzel for Reed, Kerry Washington for Sue, the kid from Chronicle as Johnny and Terry Crews as Ben.
You know, that could be really cool. I'd totally go see that movie. Although Kerry Washington already played Alicia Masters.
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