The fact that Fantastic Four had a disastrous shoot followed by laborious reshoots may be the worst kept Hollywood secret of all time. Even if director Josh Trank hadn’t publicly displayed his dissatisfaction with the finished movie, just about anyone who sat through this mess could tell something was wrong just from the finished product. They’d know if from the inconsistent pacing, the main characters who contribute nothing to the movie, and a climax that feels like it was cobbled together by a completely different creative team. Hell, they’d know it from Kate Mara’s terrible reshoot wig, which sticks out like, well, a bad wig.
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A few months ago, Bryan Singer revealed some concept art from X-Men: Apocalypse, which featured Angel in a cage with his glorious wings fully expanded. The latest set photo from the film shows Singer filming this sequence with Ben Hardy, and shines some more light on the context of the scene, which has something to do with a fight club.
During Comic-Con we heard that Ben Affleck is set to direct and star in his own Batman solo film, which he’ll co-write with DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns. While Johns himself offered up some hints about their screenplay plans, Warner Bros. has yet to confirm the solo Batman film. Over the weekend, we learned that WB has pushed back Affleck’s next two films, and it was speculated that the move was designed in part so he could work on being Batman. The latest rumor definitely supports that theory.
Captain America: Civil War will be the cinematic incarnation of those early morning debates you used to have with your friends: which superhero would win in a fight? We’ve known that the main plot of the film would find Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers facing off against Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and that the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be torn between them, but now we know where those fractures lie. So, who is Team Captain America and who is Team Iron Man?
We’d previously heard early rumors that a major player will die in Captain America: Civil War (a rumor we won’t repeat here) — you can’t really have a Civil War without major stakes, so that’s not terribly surprising. Today’s latest rumor suggests that at least one other Marvel character will perish in the upcoming film, which pits Captain America against Iron Man and forces the Avengers to choose a side.
Here’s the thing about this Fantastic Four movie: it was supposed to be horrible. This movie has been riding an almost unprecedented level of bad buzz since earlier this year. Strangely, it seems to have started over literally nothing. Fans were upset they hadn’t seen anything official from the movie and began to suspect it stunk. Then, depending on who you talk to, the director was fired, the actors were upset and the script was a mess. But, the days of speculation are over and none of that bad buzz matters any more; there’s an actual film that can be judged on its own merits. Sadly, Fantastic Four, on its own merits, is still horrible.
Marvel has given us a little taste of weirdness with Guardians of the Galaxy and the Quantum Realm stuff in Ant-Man — but things are about to get real strange when Doctor Strange hits theaters next fall. How strange, exactly? New descriptions of the film’s tone as well as the first reactions to concept art have trickled in, and we don’t think it’ll be much longer before we get a peek at some of this stuff for ourselves (cough, D23).
Though Ajax (Ed Skrien) is the villain in Deadpool, he doesn’t have the name recognition of some of the other superhero movies. He’s not Ultron or Dr. Doom or Green Goblin or Joker or even Apocalypse. He’s, frankly, a character most audiences won’t know. While this movie might have a largely unrecognizable villain, expect that to change in Deadpool 2 as a major Marvel character will be facing off against the Merc With a Mouth.
Ryan Reynolds dropped by Conan tonight to debut the red band trailer for Deadpool — because if you’re going to give Deadpool a proper introduction, you’re going to do so with a respectable amount of violence and profanity. After months of promising an R-rated, faithful adaptation of beloved comic book character, Reynolds seems to be delivering.
We’ve still got a couple of years before the next Spider-Man reboot, but a new report suggests that we already know who the web-slinging hero will be fighting in his next outing. As previously revealed by Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, it won’t be a villain we’ve seen on the big screen before — according to the latest rumor, that’s accurate.