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Monday, 9 March 2009

Fantastic Four to be rebooted....possibly

IESB have some news on a rumour that may interest those who are fans of the ever lovin' blue eyed Thing. That's right true believers, The Fantastic Four may be getting the reboot.
With Daredevil already getting the once over and Planet of the Apes also in the running for a new start with a prequel in the works Fantastic Four is joining the reboot gang.

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.

The first Fantastic Four in 2005 pulled in over $330 million worldwide and the second film, Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer, opened in 2007 with a total box office take of $290 million. Both made money and were commercial successes but the reviews were lackluster and the fan reaction was mediocre.

The franchise is looking to be "less bubble gum" this time round following the Iron Man template, which was a complete success in reviews and box office take but a bit darker when it came to its superhero. Iron Man was in no way as dark as The Dark Knight but was funny, action-y as well as a bit on the serious side.
If this is true it will be great news as I don't think the recent Fantastic Four films did the First Family of Marvel much justice. Plus it means that they can also crossover with Captain America, the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and the Avengers. Now if only Marvel Studios could get the X-Men and Spider-Man back in the fold.

Who would you want to see playing Mr Fantastic, the Invisible Woman (hope they have her become Malice), the Human Torch, the Thing and Dr Doom? Who could direct it and how could they integrate into the current crop of Marvel movies? What storylines could they use?

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