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Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four
  • 2015
  • US
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Josh Trank
  • Cast: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell
  • UK release: 6 August 2015

This adaptation of the classic comic book delivers yet another story about how a team of superheroes develop their freakish abilities, but it's humourless, drab and filled with self-important speeches about saving the world. Tim Story's 2005 and 2007 Fantastic Four films may have set the bar low, but Trank barely clears it.

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Fantastic Four director defends film

7 Aug 2015

Film gossip

Josh Trank has defended his vision for the new 'Fantastic Four' movie. The superhero blockbuster has been released to scathing reviews from critics, but its director is insistent it's not completely his fault, claiming he had a "fantastic version" of…

Fantastic Four

6 Aug 20152 stars

Drab and humourless superhero reboot from Chronicle director Josh Trank

Made in 2005 and 2007 respectively, Tim Story’s cartoonish Fantastic Four movies are arguably bottom of the pile in the Marvel canon. With the bar set that low, director Josh Trank didn't have far to go to eclipse them. He'd already had a test-run…

Kate Mara: Fantastic Four is grounded

27 Jul 2015

Film gossip

Kate Mara says her new movie 'Fantatsic Four' is "grounded in reality". The 32-year-old actress has joined the cast of the latest addition to the Marvel franchise, replacing Jessica Alba as Sue Storm - aka The Invisible Woman - and believes the…

Fantastic Four depicts 'relatable' superheroes

13 Jul 2015

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Kate Mara insists 'Fantastic Four' depicts "relatable" superheroes. The 32-year-old actress - who plays Susan Storm/Invisible Woman in the Marvel Comics-inspired movie - has revealed the upcoming film will show viewers the personalities behind their…

Fantastic Four's Josh Trank: The original films 'weren't very good'

6 Jul 2015

Film gossip

Josh Trank didn't like previous versions of 'Fantastic Four' The 31-year-old director thinks Simon Kinberg's 2005 and 2007 adaptations of the comic book film - which starred Jessica Alba and Chris Evans - "weren't very good", and, for this reason…

Fantastic Four cast blast 'unwarranted hate'

1 May 2015

Film gossip

Miles Teller and Kate Mara have blasted the "unwarranted hate" the new 'Fantastic Four' cast received. The two actors have revealed that they got a lot of "negative" criticism when they - along with Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell - were announced…

The troubled cinematic history of The Fantastic Four

29 Jan 2015

A look back at the difficult journey of comics' first superteam to the big screen

As the trailer for the new Fantastic Four reboot drops, we finally get a (very) brief glimpse of Mr Fantastic (Miles Teller), The Invisible Woman (Kate Mara), The Thing (Jamie Bell) and The Human Torch (Michael B Jordan). It’s suitably dark and brooding…

Doctor Doom 're-imagined' in The Fantastic Four reboot

11 Nov 2014

Film gossip

Doctor Doom is to be re-imagined as an "anti-social programmer" in 'The Fantastic Four' reboot. The villain is to be played by Toby Kebbell in the eagerly-awaited film and he's revealed director Josh Trank has made some adjustments to the original…

Fantastic Four's 'new look'

7 Oct 2014

Film gossip

The upcoming 'Fantastic Four' movie has been given a "new look". According to one of the film's stars Michael B. Jordan - who plays Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in the superhero action picture - he and his co-stars' costumes are much different to…

New Fantastic Four 'different' from other superhero movies

23 Jul 2014

Film gossip

The new 'Fantastic Four' will be "different from other comic book films". Scriptwriter Simon Kinberg has promised the ambitious reboot of the superhero franchise will be unlike anything fans have seen in previous movies in the genre, such as 'The…

Kate Mara: Fantastic Four not based on comic book

17 Jul 2014

Film gossip

Kate Mara claims 'Fantastic Four' will not be based on any existing comic books. The 31-year-old actress - who is set to star as Susan "Sue" Storm in the upcoming reboot of the film franchise - has revealed the storyline isn't based on any material…

Michael B. Jordan 'geeked out' about Fantastic Four casting

7 May 2014

Film gossip

Michael B. Jordan "geeked out" when he was cast in the 'Fantastic Four' reboot. The 27-year-old actor will play the Human Torch - a character who can absorb fire into his own body and is able to fly - in the forthcoming film and insists he and…

Fantastic Four reboot to focus on origin

22 Apr 2014

Film gossip

The 'Fantastic Four' reboot will be treated as the "origin" of the story. Producer Simon Kinberg says the film which is set to star Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm aka The Thing, Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as the Invisible Girl and Michael B.

Toby Kebbell to play Fantastic Four villain?

2 Apr 2014

Film gossip

Toby Kebbell is in talks to play the villain in the 'Fantastic Four' reboot. The 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' actor is negotiating the role of Doctor Doom, which American Hustle's Jack Huston and 'Anna Karenina' star Domhnall Gleeson were also…

Jessica Alba doesn't care about Fantastic Four role

10 Mar 2014

Film gossip

Jessica Alba claims she doesn't mind who plays her character Sue Storm in the next 'Fantastic Four' movie. The 32-year-old actress portrayed the invisible woman in the last two film adaptations of the comic book tales, but she will not be involved…

Michael B. Jordan addresses Fantastic Four critics

7 Mar 2014

Film gossip

Michael B. Jordan has addressed criticism about his 'Fantastic Four' casting. The 27-year-old actor puts the controversy surrounding his role as the Human Torch - a character who can absorb fire into his own body and is able to fly - down to fans who…

Jamie Bell to star in 'Fantastic Four' reboot?

20 Feb 2014

Film gossip

Jamie Bell is in talks to star in a reboot of 'Fantastic Four'. The 27-year-old actor - who currently appears in Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' alongside Shia LaBeouf and Uma Thurman - is said to be in negotiations to take on the role of Ben Grimm…

Kit Harington, Saoirse Ronan for Fantastic Four?

10 Oct 2013

Film gossip

Saoirse Ronan and Kit Harington are being considered for 'Fantastic Four'. The rising Hollywood stars are among a select group of young ingénues being eyed to lead the cast for 20th Century Fox's reboot of the classic superhero franchise, Variety…

Simon Kinberg to write Fantastic Four script

2 Oct 2013

Film gossip

Simon Kinberg is to write 'The Fantastic Four' script. The 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' scribe has signed up to pen the 20th Century Fox reboot and has also joined the project as a producer alongside Matthew Vaughn, who he is working with on the…

Michael B. Jordan for Fantastic Four?

2 May 2013

Film gossip

Michael B. Jordan is being considered for 'Fantastic Four'. The actor is in contention for a lead role in 20th Century Fox's reboot of the superhero movie, which will be directed by his 'Chronicle' helmer Josh Trank, reports Jordan…

Mark Millar: Fantastic Four reboot will defy expectations

11 Jan 2013

Film gossip

Mark Millar claims the 'Fantastic Four' reboot will be radically different from any other superhero film. The 'Kick-Ass' co-creator has hinted that director Josh Trank's reboot of the popular 2005 blockbuster - on which Mark will work as creative…

Fantastic Four reboot confirmed

23 Oct 2012

Film gossip

A 'Fantastic Four' reboot has been confirmed. Fox creative consultant Mark Millar revealed a remake of the Marvel comic book movie will stay true to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's original comics, and insists he has complete faith in 'Chronicle' director…

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