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Fant4stic [2015] (1 disc)

Director:Josh Trank
Writer:Jeremy Slater
Josh Trank
Simon Kinberg
Composer:Marco Beltrami
Philip Glass
Length:100 minutes
(1 hour 40 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Graphic Novel
Sorting Tub:Alpha
IMDB Rating:4.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:9%
Amazon Rating:2.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Reaction: Is it really that hard to make a good movie about four super-powered people? Just don't make them boring ciphers and you're half way there.

Personal Rating: 4/10

Josh Trank => Director / Writer
Jeremy Slater => Writer
Simon Kinberg => Writer
Marco Beltrami => Composer
Philip Glass => Composer
Jack Kirby => Marvel comic book
Stan Lee => Marvel comic book
Chet Hanks => Jimmy Grimm
Dan Castellaneta => Mr. Kenny
Evan Hannemann => Young Ben
Han Soto => Reed's Doctor (Area 57)
Jamie Bell => Ben Grimm / The Thing
Joshua Montes => Quarterback Speech School Kid
Kate Mara => Sue Storm
Kylen Davis => Teasing School Kid
Mary Rachel Dudley => Mrs. Richards
Mary-Pat Green => Mrs. Grimm
Michael B. Jordan => Johnny Storm
Miles Teller => Reed Richards
Owen Judge => Young Reed
Reg E. Cathey => Dr. Franklin Storm
Tim Blake Nelson => Dr. Allen
Tim Heidecker => Mr. Richards
Toby Kebbell => Victor Von Doom / Dr. Doom

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Josh Gad was Fox's initial choice for the role of Ben Grimm. Terry Crews had publicly expressed interest in the role. [?] Christian Cooke auditioned for the role of Ben Grimm/The Thing before Jamie Bell was cast.
  • The characters in this film would have reverted back to Marvel, if the film was delayed past 2015. (Fox only having a 7 year window to produce a new [Fantastic Four] film, with a release of 1 year after that time expires.) Originally, Marvel Studios offered to give Fox an extension on rebooting Daredevil in exchange for the [Fantastic Four] film rights, along with characters associated with the brand that would expand their cosmic universe (Galactus, Silver Surfer, Uatu the Watcher, Annihilus, the Skrulls, and the Badoon, among others) - or at the least, just the cosmic characters. Fox refused to take up their offer, and they subsequently lost the rights to [Daredevil] - even though there are currently no plans at Fox to use any of the aforementioned cosmic characters.
  • Saoirse Ronan, [?] Allison Williams, [?] Emmy Rossum, and Margot Robbie auditioned for the role of Susan Storm/The Invisible Woman before Kate Mara was cast. At one point, [?] Samira Wiley was considered for the role and Sasha Pieterse auditioned for it but was considered too young for the part. Josh Trank reportedly wanted [?] Allison Williams for the role of Susan Storm, but Fox demanded that Kate Mara be cast, leading to Trank mistreating Mara on set.
  • When asked about his opinion on the Human Torch being black, Stan Lee said he very much approved.
  • This is the second Marvel film for both ~7391~ and Kate Mara, who had both appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film series: Nelson had appeared in The Incredible Hulk and Mara had appeared in Iron Man 2.
  • Eddie Redmayne, Jack Huston, Domhnall Gleeson, and [?] Sam Riley were considered to play Dr. Doom before Toby Kebbell was cast.
  • Jamie Bell consulted his The Adventures of Tintin co-star and motion capture artist Andy Serkis for assistance on his role as The Thing.
  • Miles Teller is the first American actor to portray Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic; his predecessors, [?] Alex Hyde-White and Ioan Gruffudd, were British. In contrast, Jamie Bell is the first British actor to play Ben Grimm/The Thing; his predecessors, Michael Bailey Smith and Michael Chiklis, were American.
  • After the disappointing reviews, Josh Trank went on to tweet that "He'll never be working on a comic book movie again".
  • In a quickly deleted tweet from 6th August, 2015, Josh Trank said "A year ago I had a fantastic version of this. And it would've received great reviews. You'll probably never see it. That's reality though." After seeing this version, the studio mandated heavy re-shoots. The newer scenes are easy to spot as Kate Mara had cut her hair and wore a blonde wig. Miles Teller also had facial hair that would appear and disappear between shots.
  • Originally, the film was meant to be titled Fantastic Four: Reborn. David Yates was in negotiations to direct, with Adrien Brody as Reed Richards, Alice Eve as Sue Storm and either Bruce Willis or Kiefer Sutherland to voice The Thing, but the project fell apart.
  • Michael B. Jordan ran into Chris Evans, who initially played Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four and its sequel, at an industry event. According to Jordan, they ended up talking about the role and Evans told him, "Man, I can't give you anything. You're great, you're awesome. Just do your thing. And enjoy it. It's gonna be fun."
  • The decoration hanging on the mirror in Johnny Storm's car during the race is a Fire Flower from Nintendo's Mario Brothers series. When Mario uses the flower he gains the ability to throw fireballs, much like Johnny Storm when he becomes the Human Torch.
  • The garage that Reed is working in as a child is the same garage that Biff keeps his car in Back to the Future Part II.
  • Adrien Brody and Jonathan Rhys Meyers were considered for the role of Reed Richards. Kit Harington, Anton Yelchin, Richard Madden, and [?] Jack O'Connell auditioned for the role before Miles Teller was cast.