Fantastic Four reboot-- Casting, Rumors, Pix, ect;

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  1. Christopher

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    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.


    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.
     
  2. the G-man

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    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.
     
  3. Trek4Ever

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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."
     
  4. Electric Coleslaw

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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!!!
     
  5. davejames

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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...
    http://www.luckymag.com/beauty/2014/01/kate-mara-platinum-blonde
     
  6. the G-man

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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.
     
  7. Professor Zoom

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    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.
     
  8. the G-man

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    Tell that Nick Fury. ;)
     
  9. Turtletrekker

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    It may not change the comics in my collection but it will keep this movie out of my collection.
     
  10. Savage Dragon

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    You know, that could be really cool. I'd totally go see that movie. Although Kerry Washington already played Alicia Masters.
     
  11. DigificWriter

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    Actually, it's half and half. Mara and Jordan are older than Alba and Evans were in 2004/2005 (they were both 23, whereas Mara is 30 and Jordan is 27), while Teller and Bell are younger than Gruffud and Chiklis (Gruffud was 31 in 2004/2005 and Chiklis was 41 whereas both Teller and Bell are 27).
     
  12. Guy Gardener

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    But all Kerry did was stand there and look helpless.

    Those were some good years when she was married to Johnny.

    And some even better years when she turned out to be a skrull who still loved Johnny so much that she wasn't going to destroy the Earth "just for him".
     
  13. davejames

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    True, but I was referring more to appearances. Mara and Jordan both hardly look any older than 23 in my book, and with Teller and Bell both looking much younger than the previous actors, the overall effect is one of a very young looking cast.

    And yeah I realize that would be perfectly consistent with an Ultimate FF-style movie.... but then, who really thinks THAT was a good idea? Maybe as a one-off comic series the idea has merit, but is that really the best basis for a FF movie?

    It certainly wouldn't be my first (or second) choice.
     
  14. DigificWriter

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    ^ The actors all look like they're exactly what they are: adults in their late 20s/early 30s.
     
  15. Christopher

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    How many movies and shows in the past have really adhered to that, though? Eartha Kitt and Michelle Pfeiffer didn't look anything like the comics' Catwoman. Bill Bixby didn't resemble the comics' Bruce Banner. Michael Keaton doesn't look a damn bit like Bruce Wayne, and Billy Dee Williams looks even less like Harvey Dent. Hugh Jackman's a foot taller than Wolverine. James MacAvoy doesn't even resemble Patrick Stewart, let alone Yul Brynner (the model for the comics' Professor X).

    So if "we" expect movie and TV characters to look like their comics counterparts, I'd have to say that "we" must not have seen very many comics-based shows and movies. It's a nice bonus when the actors resemble the comics characters, but it's never been mandatory.
     
  16. Professor Zoom

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    Nick Fury is still there. As is Nick Fury, Jr.

    Ok. Is that a problem?

    Edit to ask: you're already making that decision without seeing stills, a trailer or the film itself?
     
  17. Guy Gardener

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    Is this why there was a multi racial alternate universe Fantastic Four in the comics recently?

    Or was that just a coincidence?
     
  18. Captain Craig

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    I'm pretty much writing this film off.
    Ben Grimm shouldn't look like the chess club could beat him up.
    So much wrong with this casting. Kate Mara is the only one I think works.
    All 3 male leads are, no argument, talented actors but they aren't Reed, Ben and Johnny.
     
  19. Guy Gardener

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    Well in the last one Reed wasn't Reed, Ben should have have Ben, but the script sucked so hard that... Chris was (pun intended) fantastic!

    Julian was an awful Doom as well.

    I would have started that movie with Doom and his fiancé Susan having sex, while the credits are rolling, and then as soon as the credits finish, so does she, as Susan screams "REED!"

    After that, everything Doctor Doom did towards destroying the Fantastic Four would have been entirely justified.

    (I would have cast Julian as Namor, but that's neither here nor there.)
     
  20. Turtletrekker

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    yup. The Fantastic Four means too much to me to see it done wrong or badly. Again. That's why I never saw the third X Men movie, that's why I never bothered with the first Wolverine movie, that's why I never bothered with Electra, and that's why I never bothered with either Ghost Rider movie. I'd rather not waste my time or money seeing something that I love done wrong or bad.
     
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