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

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Turtletrekker, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. StCoop

    StCoop Commodore Commodore

    Aug 11, 2006
    Though the music in the trailer is the theme from 'Broadchurch'...
  2. Kelso

    Kelso Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 3, 2001
    On the destruct button until the last minute!
    I must admit that the Cronenberg influence has me intrigued
  3. StCoop

    StCoop Commodore Commodore

    Aug 11, 2006
    And if he wanted to make his own grim and grey SF film that's what he should have done.

    A Fantastic Four film should exist in the same sphere as GOTG; big, loud, colourful and fun. None of which is evidenced here.
  4. DarthPipes

    DarthPipes Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 3, 2006
    Outside of the grim tone, the trailer didn't look bad. The powers look great and I've been a fan of Reg E. Cathy since Lights Out. I do agree with the above post thoug...Fantastic Four needs to be like Guardians in terms of the space factor. Fantastic Four is big science and space and not grim.
  5. Saul

    Saul Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 27, 2002
    In the year that the Avengers sequel will be released you can't put a trailer like that out. It looks like a film that doesn't know what it wants to be. Not impressed.
  6. tharpdevenport

    tharpdevenport Admiral Admiral

    The vast majority of trailers are never scored by the film's respective composer.
  7. Mr. Adventure

    Mr. Adventure Admiral Admiral

    Jun 9, 2001
    Mr. Adventure
    I don't know, I think it does seem to know what it is, it's just not what a lot of people want it to be. I'm curious to see how it will pan out, I think people would be more intrigued if it wasn't connected to original source material.
  8. StCoop

    StCoop Commodore Commodore

    Aug 11, 2006
    It does seem to be the modern day version of the Corman film. Something knocked out (relatively) cheaply to keep the rights.

    Marvel certainly don't always get everything right but I can't imagine them making a F4 film that wasn't a lot more faithful to the source material.
  9. Casting Couch

    Casting Couch Admiral Admiral

    Feb 12, 2011
    Gene's office
    That's enough to put my butt in a seat, right there.

    By the way, FTFY (underlined). ;)
  10. Mr. Glum

    Mr. Glum Tormenting Savage Dragon Moderator

    Apr 27, 2001
    Dimension X
    I liked the trailer. I'd still like to see a more faithful adaptation of the source material, but if this trailer is anything to go by I will want to see the movie.
  11. Captain Craig

    Captain Craig Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 7, 2003
    It was a slickly produced trailer with some nice visuals and the music was good.
    The thing is, no pun intended, it looks like it could be any sic-fi indie film...just based on that. Is it a sequel to The Core? Is it trying to be Event Horizon? A sequel to PUSH? It doesn't instantly stand up and say what it is and what it wants to be for something that then tells you it's Fantastic 4.
    A little Flame On, a proto-Thing emerging from..from what, a cocoon? Nothing just says Fantastic 4 and it really should have.

    I'm only interested in this on Netflix and then just so I can be informed about it for discussion. I'll await another trailer but the best thing I can say about the trailer is that for the material they shot they did bring their A-game to this first teaser anyway.
  12. M.A.C.O.

    M.A.C.O. Commodore Commodore

    Sep 13, 2011
    It has my interest. With the pitfalls of the first FF series laid bare before the creative minds at Fox. I hope this one does well.

    Show Tim Story how to tell a story!
  13. davejames

    davejames Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 6, 2001
    Sac, Ca
    So they're actually trying to Nolanize... the Fantastic Four? Really?

    The movie does look like it's competently made, but I can't help but get an Amazing Spider-Man vibe from this. Like they've made it much more gritty and "real" than anyone really cares it to be, and ultimately the entire thing ends up just being completely forgettable in the end.
  14. StCoop

    StCoop Commodore Commodore

    Aug 11, 2006
    At least he seemed to have read a couple of Fantastic Four comics in his life.
  15. Dennis

    Dennis The Man Premium Member

    Dec 30, 2013
    Under the Great Blue Sky
    Looks good so far.
  16. Jedi_Master

    Jedi_Master Admiral Admiral

    May 25, 2011
    Soaking up the sun
    This is just a teaser trailer. Difficult to judge an entire film off of a fifty or so rearranged clips shown out of sequence and edited to whet our appetites.
  17. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    May 12, 2004
    Oxford, PA
    Looks interesting. Its certainly seems to be a different take on the FF, but that's not necessarily a strike against it. There's more than one way to come at the source material, and there's no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to adapting superhero comics.

    I'm inclined to keep an open mind . . . and not worry too much about whether it's 100% faithful to the original comics.

    (If nothing else, it's not likely to be mistaken for the previous movies!)
  18. kirk55555

    kirk55555 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 22, 2011
    Washington State, USA
    Yeah, I agree. Actually, though, I'm hoping it is at least interesting as an example of what not to do with a well known superhero property. Even if it turns out to be an interesting movie, its already failed as a Fantastic Four movie. If you don't want to adapt at least the better aspects of the property, why not just make your own thing?

    If you're adapting a comic, especially one with as much stuff to take from as the FF, doing a basically in name only adaptation seems like a waste, especially after Marvel has proved that making the movies more like the comics can be hugely successful. If this is the route they're going, they could at least sell back rights to Galactus, the Skrulls, etc. and let Marvel use all of the unused awesome elements FOX got along with the FF. :shrug:

    The movie could be decent, it might not be, but at this point it feels like I'll be a senior citizen before we get a great FF movie, or see stuff like Galactus, the Skrulls, etc. on the big screen.
  19. Obiwanshinobi

    Obiwanshinobi Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 1, 2003
    Judging from the trailer, to me it already looks leagues better than the original movie and it's sequel. I'll reserve judgement until I see the finished product. I'm really curious how Doctor Doom is going to turn out.
  20. StCoop

    StCoop Commodore Commodore

    Aug 11, 2006
    Given the utter lack of publicity prior to today you'd think they'd go out of their way to impress, as opposed to coming out with something totally generic.

    A trailer for a real Fantastic Four film would be hitting the some notes of fun and excitement as the GOTG trailer did.