Lucia asks him what he's talking about, and Harvey reveals that after two years stuck in a deep cavern, he dug a tunnel to escape, but eventually reached a subterranean city full of strange creatures, becoming their ruler. [67] While Fox distribution chief Chris Aronson claimed that Fox supported Trank's version of the film,[68] Kebbell conversely stated, "I tell you, the honest truth is [Trank] did cut a great film that you'll never see. Fantastic Four 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Josh Trank. After Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer disappointed at the box office, Fox announced plans to reboot the franchise and development of the film began in 2009. [53] Trank would receive numerous death threats through IMDb message boards and slept with a .38 Special on his nightstand. Ben goes through it, and sees a letter from his Aunt Petunia back on Yancy Street. [78], The studio was caught off-guard by the first cut of the film for having a "morose tone". He called the film "maddeningly lame and unimaginative" in addition to criticizing the visual style as a "dark, unattractive, gloomy mode. [139] It changed the release date again to June 9, 2017, to be two weeks after Star Wars: The Last Jedi's initial scheduled release date of May 26, 2017. The moles surround her and overwhelm her, but suddenly Ben smashes through the wall, holding an unconscious Latverian soldier in his hand. A much darker version, and you'll never see it. On Yancy Street, the gang begins egging Aunt Petunia's house, but Ben shows up and scares them off. Ben jumps out of the car, and knocks Elder off of the monster. Underground, Elder stands before two moles, "Stan" and "Jack". You'll probably never see it. [149] Later that month, Toby Kebbell stated he had no interest in reprising his role as Dr. Doom if a sequel were to happen. The Fantastic Four was comprised of leader Reed… The studio announced The Fantastic Four 2 will open July 14, 2017, while an untitled Wolverine film will open March 3, 2017. It came in second place behind Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation ($28.5 million). In their hotel room, Reed decides they must talk to Elder, or they would've just came all this way for no reason. As of December 2018, the film had grossed $13.4 million on home video. [3] Matthew Jensen served as director of photography. "[66] Trank deleted the message shortly after. Reed, Susan, Johnny and Ben arrive in Latveria to meet with Elder, but the castle gates are closed and the guards tell them they cannot enter. Furthermore, he would purposefully decrease any creative choice he had with it by preventing him from meetings without his permission and limit the amount of notes he got from the studio. Outside, Reed and Johnny battle countless soldiers. Fantastic One of the most brilliant minds on the planet, Reed Richards can go toe-to-toe in an intellectual conversation with Tony Stark and Hank Pym and in a world-altering conference with the rest of the Illuminati. Both weren't good. Case in point: 2015's Fantastic Four, which was produced by Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn. 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"[127], Yahoo! [10] Additional music contributions were made by Miles Hankins, Brandon Roberts, Marcus Trumpp, and Buck Sanders,[80] with American hip-hop recording artist El-P scoring the end credits of the film. [48][49] In April, Tim Blake Nelson entered final negotiations to play Harvey Elder. Fantastic, Susan Storm/Invisible Woman, Johnathan Storm/Human Torch, Benjamin J. Grimm/The Thing, Harvey Elder/Mole Man, and Franklin Storm. Reed is recruited to join them and aid Storm's children, scientist Sue Storm and engineer Johnny Storm, into completing a "Quantum Gate" designed by Storm's protégé Victor Von Doom. : The Untold Story of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four, Live-action theatrical films based on Marvel Comics, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fantastic_Four_(2015_film)&oldid=993583816#Sequel, Short description is different from Wikidata, All Wikipedia articles written in American English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Simon Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn, Hutch Parker, Robert Kulzer, Gregory Goodman, This page was last edited on 11 December 2020, at 10:49. [35][36] In October 2013, Simon Kinberg was hired as co-writer and producer. It expands into a huge portal to the N-Zone, and out of it comes Doom, who tells her that he has returned at last. At the castle, Susan turns invisible and flies herself over the gate using a force field which she stands on top of. Ben returns to the Baxter Building, and sees on the TV in the lobby that the nation of Latveria has been taken over by a new dictator, who refuses to talk with the outside world. [109] When asked by The New York Times to comment on the weekend box office results, Chris Aronson, Fox's president of domestic distribution said: "There's not much to say. He is sobbing, as he knows his reign over the land will not last long. Susan catches Johnny in a force bubble, and brings him back onto the Fantasti-Car. [59] The film was planned to be shot in Vancouver, Canada, but was moved to Louisiana due to the state's film production tax incentives. "[125], David Jenkins of Little White Lies, on the other hand, praised Fantastic Four for its stylistic deviation from other recent superhero films, and argued that the film's characters "make decisions which may appear to lack credibility, but the writing works hard to show you why these people are doing what they are doing – and it's not just haphazard patching work, but believable reasons which build on the themes of the movie". Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Tim Blake Nelson, and Reg E. Cathey reprise their roles as Reed Richards/Mr. The two actresses tied the knot in February 2017. [61] In January 2015, reshoots were ordered by 20th Century Fox executives who were not satisfied with the film, feeling that the movie felt more like a sequel to Trank's previous film, Chronicle. Johnny says they should go to Latveria and check on things. Marvel has officially announced the reboot of Marvel's first family, Fantastic Four. Reed says they'll never get there fast enough, and Susan comes up with an idea. Reed has his own lab room, and is working on a special project. Scott of The New York Times noted that it "feels less like a tale of superhero beginnings than like a very long precredit opening sequence. A third film, Fantastic Four 3, is set to come out in 2019. [105] On its opening day, Fantastic Four earned $11.3 million (including Thursday's preview screenings), lower than early tracking,[106][107] and $25.6 million on its opening weekend,[108] marking one of the lowest openings of all time for a big-budget superhero movie which box office analysts have attributed to poor critical reviews and audience reception. "I was mostly interested in a black Sue Storm and a black Johnny Storm and a black Franklin Storm...when you're dealing with a studio on a massive movie like that, everybody wants to keep an open mind to who the big stars are going be...I found a lot of pretty heavy push back on casting a black woman in that role." They are about to kill Lucia, but Elder orders them to stop, as he has his own plans for Lucia. One year later in 2015, Reed is now a fugitive and has built a suit that helps him control his ability. One of his mole creatures smells Susan, and growls at her. Slater added "I never saw 95% of those notes," and left after six months. [101] In the film's second weekend, it grossed $8 million, dropping 69% from the opening weekend. "[90] However, correspondents for Newsarama noted that there was "nothing" in the trailer to characterize it as being based on the Fantastic Four, feeling it could have easily been a substitute for similar science fiction films such as 2014's Interstellar. [153], Matthew Vaughn has expressed interest in directing a new version of Fantastic Four himself as an apology saying, "One of my favorites is the Fantastic Four, so maybe one day I'll try and rectify the mistake. With Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell. Fantastic Four 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Josh Trank. [159] The merger was completed by March 20, 2019, and as a result, the film rights reverted to Marvel Studios. Back in 2015, 20th Century Fox pooped out a new reboot of Fantastic Four called "Fant4stic." [18] Kinberg stated that the film would be converted to 3D in post-production,[76] but those plans were canceled, with Trank stating that he wanted "the viewing experience of Fantastic Four to remain as pure as possible for the audience, which means in 2D". [146] While Kinberg affirmed his intent to make a sequel, Kate Mara said that a sequel looked unlikely, despite expressing interest in reprising her role as Sue Storm. Fox owns the rights to the Fantastic Four characters, in addition to the X-Men (the characters of Hawley’s “Legion” hail from the franchise), and released its first Fantastic Four movie in 2005. At the Baxter Building, Susan is working with Reed in his lab. [150] In August, both Miles Teller and Kate Mara said they were open to returning for a sequel. The front gate flies open as a guard is thrown through it. Elder's mole creatures attack the castle, and Elder reveals that they now do everything he tells them to. "[116] It is currently the lowest-rated film on Rotten Tomatoes out of all theatrical films based on Marvel Comics properties. Many other sources claimed that there was "erratic behavior" from Trank on the set of the film, which resulted in Fox's negative treatment of him. Elder has gone mad, and believes the mole monsters are the closest thing he has to a family now. There’s a lot of hope that a Fantastic Four film at Marvel Studios can finally right the ship that has gone so astray for so long. "[83] The film score was released on August 14, 2015, by Sony Classical Records. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan as Johnathan Storm/Human Torch, Jamie Bell as Benjamin J. Grimm/The Thing, Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Elder/Mole Man, Toby Kebbell as Victor Domashev/Doom (cameo). the fantastic four Mr. Fantastic Four opens August 7, 2015, Deadpool on February 12, 2016, X-Men: Apocalypse on May 27, 2016, Gambit is coming October 7, 2016, The Wolverine 3 (not the official title) on March 3, 2017, Fantastic Four 2 on June 2, 2017, and some as-yet unspecified X-Men film on July 13th, 2018. ", "Why did Fantastic Four director Josh Trank slam his own movie? Up in the castle, Susan and Ben finish off the last of the monsters, as Reed and Johnny rush in. [96] It was released in North America on August 7, 2015, on 3,995 screens. Trank admitted that he found himself unable to identify with Slater's more comic book-centric tone. [145] Drew McWeeny of HitFix said that while a sequel may not be produced in time for the 2017 release date, Fox would likely attempt to salvage the franchise, working with Trank's defined vision and adding adjustments to it. By James White | Posted 23 Mar 2014. "[93] Drew McWeeny of HitFix said the film "looks like it was approached with serious intent" and that the scale "feels positively intimate. Elder alerts the soldiers, and rides off on the back of a mole as Susan fights against the other moles. So, after all this, Fox hasn't given us confidence in their ability to make a good FF movie. Believing that humans need to be destroyed so he can rebuild Earth in his image, Victor kills the scientists and soldiers in the base, including Dr. Allen and Professor Storm, and returns to Planet Zero using the Quantum Gate, with Ben, Johnny, Reed and Sue in pursuit. Fantastic Four (2015) Favorite Movie Button Overview; Movie Times + Tickets; Synopsis; Movie Reviews; Trailers; More. [47] Mads Mikkelsen also auditioned for the role of Doom; initially reported as having walked out calling the audition process "mad" and "wrong", Mikkelsen later stated that the only thing he was asked to do during his audition was stretch his arms as long as he could make them. The experiment is successful, and the facility's supervisor, Dr. Allen, plans to send a group from NASA to venture into a parallel dimension known as "Planet Zero". So for me it was just a really good story and give… In Latveria, Elder invites the Fantastic Four to a special dinner, and each of them are allowed to bring guests. [161][162] Actor John Krasinski has expressed interest in portraying Reed Richards. He decides to "awaken the beast", and attack the Fantastic Four's home... New York. Much of Trank's suggestions were swiftly ignored. [84] In spite of the film's extreme negative reception, the soundtrack still garnered a positive response. [73][74][75] Moving Pictures Company took on the visual effects for The Thing, rendering a fully digital character based on Jamie Bell's on-set performance and the Human Torch's fiery visual effects. Ben immediately goes to Reed and tells him that somebody has taken over Latveria. NYC Passerby (uncredited) Andrew j Spinks. After being transformed by one of his experiments, he gains the ability to stretch his body into different forms and lengths. The monsters attack Susan, but she pushes them back with force fields. That's reality though. Directed by Josh Trank, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jeremy Slater and Simon Kinberg, the film stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell. [82] In July 2015, Beltrami attended the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International to discuss scoring the film. Mara and costar Jamie Bell, who played The Thing in the film, started dating in 2015 after meeting on set and married in 2017. He throws the soldier against the wall, and helps Susan battle the monsters. [62][63], Before the film's release, several sources had reported that there were multiple disagreements between 20th Century Fox and Trank during production. Principal photography began in May 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and lasted for two months. Susan says the Mole Man went underground, and so the follow the tunnel his mole dug. [118] It received a "C–" rating from audiences surveyed by CinemaScore on a scale of A+ to F, which was referred to by Pamela McClintock of The Hollywood Reporter as "the worst grade that anyone can remember for a marquee superhero title made by a major Hollywood studio. [88] Graeme McMillan of The Hollywood Reporter gave the trailer a positive review, calling it a "surprisingly strong step in the right direction for a faithful adaptation of an often-problematic property. Johnny and Sue have been outfitted with specialized suits designed to help them control their abilities. It was also the last Fantastic Four film to be produced by 20th Century Fox until the film rights reverted back to Marvel Studios following the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney in 2019; a second reboot, set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is currently in development. On his morning routine, mailman Willie Lumpkin makes his final stop at the Baxter Building, where he delivers a few packages to the normal apartments before going up to the "Fantastic Four's" apartment to deliver some mail to Ben Grimm. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. [95], The world premiere of Fantastic Four occurred at Williamsburg Cinemas in New York City on August 4, 2015. [138] Fox then rescheduled the release for June 2, 2017, with War for the Planet of the Apes taking its place on the July 14, 2017, slot. One of the lessons we learned on that movie is we want to make sure to get it 100% right, because we will not get another chance with the fans". 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