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Now Playing: “Fantastic Four” in Theaters Everywhere (8/7/2015)

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Well. We’ve arrived at the opening day of the now very much maligned “Fantastic Four” film which is a complete reboot by director Josh Trank. It takes place outside of the popular Marvel Cinematic Universe since the property is under the control of 20th Century Fox based on a deal made so many years ago. The second trailer was shared HERE along with some additional posters for those interested in checking out it and down below you’ll find the Official Poster, premise and casting. Enjoy if you plan on going.

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The Premise: 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.

The Cast:
Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic
Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/Human Torch
Kate Mara as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman
Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing
Toby Kebbell as Victor Von Doom/Doctor Doom
Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Allen
Reg E. Cathey as Franklin Storm

Additionally, Dan Castellaneta portrays Mr. Kenny, Reed’s teacher and Tim Heidecker appears as Mr. Richards, Reed’s stepfather. Chet Hanks, son of actor Tom Hanks, has a minor appearance as Jimmy Grimm, Ben’s older brother.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: The advance reviews are not something that I usually listen to but I wasn’t behind this one in the first place and the advance scuttlebutt about the release has been dreadful. Speaking frankly, I didn’t like all the blatant changes to the characters and when I saw Doctor Doom in the second trailer I pretty much said “check please”. While I understand Marvel signed off the rights to save the company there should have been a built in kill switch to protect the license. If I somehow end up with free tickets or a friend buys one of those bootleg DVD’s from the street vendors perhaps I will sit through it. Otherwise I will be waiting on HBO or another streaming service that I have. What about you readers? Are you planning on seeing this possible debacle? Chime in down in the comments section below.

Official Film Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fantastic_Four_%282015_film%29

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