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Opening Today: “Fantastic Four” (8/7/2015)

Hey Marvel Comics fans today is the day that the 20th Century Fox reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise opens up in theaters almost everywhere. Are you excited? Well then lets continue with the movie poster, the premise and the cast. I will drop back in for some thoughts afterward.

Poster - Fantastic Four - 2015

The Premise
When four people teleport to an alternate universe, which alters their physical form and grants them new abilities, they must learn to harness their abilities and work together as a team to save the Earth from a familiar enemy. (thanks Wiki).

The Cast:
Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic
Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/Human Torch
Kate Mara as Susan Storm/Invisible Woman
Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/Thing
Toby Kebbell as Victor von Doom/Dr. Doom
Reg E. Cathey as Dr. Franklin Storm
Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Elder
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Marvel Comics’ “Fantastic Four” #645 – “The End” Is Here

I can hardly believe that I am penning these words to you (uhm, typing them I mean since we are an online resource of course), but after over 50 years of publication, Marvel Comics is cancelling the “Fantastic Four” comic book at issue #645. Check out the cover and some description below.

"Fantastic Four" #645
“Fantastic Four” #645

THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL FANTASTIC FOUR STORY CONCLUDES IN AN EXTRA-SIZED SPECIAL! Will the Fantastic Four defeat The Quiet Man and the corrupted forces of the Heroes Reborn universe? Will the Johnny get his powers back? Will Reed and Sue be a family again? Will this be the end or will this be 4ever?

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Now I realize that I have already mentioned this a few days ago based on needing to share the additional covers that would be featured on this particular issue but the cancellation of such a title is forcing me to expand upon that post right here and offer more personal insights and reflection. This was shocking news to me since I was a “Fantastic Four” reader for many years and have a few hundred issues of the series in my collection somewhere. It was really great stuff with a lot of fascinating characters. I was too young to fully appreciate the earliest tales unless they were in a trade paperback edition but the works of Lee and Kirby were awesome for sure. Some of my favorite tales also came care of John Byrne and I loved Galactus, The Silver Surfer, Doctor Doom and even Impossible Man as far as their interactions. The title was the launching point for many iconic characters of course and I am speaking of The Watcher, The Inhumans, Black Panther and so many others. Most of our readers know that the team is not a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that we get to enjoy with films like “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Avengers” etcetera which is because the rights are owned by 20th Century Fox. The studio is releasing a third “Fantastic Four” film in August sometime and based on posts that know what is going on in the film I am a little scared. Too many drastic canon changes and that is just foolish. There was even a rumor that the series cancellation was based on Marvel higher ups being pissed about the translation of the franchise in the upcoming film. It was later denied but who knows, it wouldn’t surprise me and if Fox screws this one up they should just get rid of the rights and let Marvel Studios deliver a fun film with these great characters. With this news being the topic of my day I think I will watch the 2005 “Fantastic Four” film and head to the comic book store to grab a copy of the final issue before it sells out. What do you readers think about the series cancellation news? Were you reading the “Fantastic Four” recently or had done so in the past? Let me know your thoughts about it all in the comments.

Official Character Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantastic_Four
Official Website: http://www.marvel.com

Check out a few of the classic collected editions that are linked below. Its great stuff.

“Four No More”; The Fantastic Four Ends With Issue #645

Logo - Fantastic Four

In a few short days, comic book fans will find the final chapter of a thrilling story by The Fantastic Four taking place with issue #645 of their decades running series. Will they overcome the odds? Only the pages of this issue will line that out and even more jarring than the stories outcome is the news that this will be the series final issue. Yes with #645, Marvel Comics is cancelling “The Fantastic Four”. Check out the premise from Marvel.com

“THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL FANTASTIC FOUR STORY CONCLUDES IN AN EXTRA-SIZED SPECIAL! Will the Fantastic Four defeat The Quiet Man and the corrupted forces of the Heroes Reborn universe? Will the Johnny get his powers back? Will Reed and Sue be a family again? Will this be the end or will this be 4ever?!”

Comic - Fantastic Four 645 - 2015
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Check Out The Official Trailer For “Fantastic Four” Now

Logo - FF Film - 2015

Back in January I shared the Teaser Trailer from 20th Century Fox’s reboot of Marvel Comics own “Fantastic Four” and based on what was put out there along with the information about some of the changes to the mythology that fans have known for decades the response was less than spectacular. Granted we didn’t really see that much in the teaser but after a few views of the clip it appeared to be more of a Science Fiction film that a Super-hero one and speaking frankly it didn’t do much for me. Earlier today we got a full official trailer that shows our heroes and their powers along with more of the plot so check it out below and then lets discuss.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Okay so that only made me a little more firm in my lack of overall interest in the film and let me give you a couple of reasons why. Now a lot of people were mad at how the Storm siblings were going to be portrayed and rightly so because it seemed an unnecessary and drastic change to the canon of the quartet. The clip gives us their father and he seems to play an important role in how the team even meets up before their life-changing accident. Completely irrelevant to what needs to be told whether the original premise seems too dated or what have you they should have just left well enough alone. They didn’t. This appears to show the four getting their powers from the Negative Zone which is a supreme left turn from canon but perhaps it will at least give us Annihilus as well in some fashion. We are getting Doom but as its been reported he is not a foreign tyrant with a world conquering complex and is instead an angry programmer/blogger. The clip shows him in costume for a hot second so I guess he found time to suit up when not sending out hateful tweets, posting negative Yelps and shaming the world around him on Facebook. I’ll be frank and say that this looks like its going to be awful and I am trying to be a hater here as much as I want a big screen traditional telling of the classic Fantastic Four. I envision this film making the other two that we got several years ago look like masterpieces. Am I wrong? Please tell me that I am being too closed minded about this but between this and the recent “meh” that was the “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” trailer I am stating firmly and with zeal “Make Mine Marvel (Studios)! Chime in down in the comments below with what you thought because I would love to hear what you think as well.

The Teaser Trailer Is Here: “Fantastic Four” (1/27/2015)

Logo - FF Film - 2015

Hey there readers, so I’ve just come in from walking around in the snow that has blanketed NYC and upon booting up the Central Brain of the Metal Command HQ I learned that the teaser trailer for the Fox reboot of “Fantastic Four” has been released. I’ve embedded yon code below and then we can talk about it a little bit. Check it out.

The film is directed by Josh Trank and stars Miles Teller (Mister Fantastic), Kate Mara (Invisible Girl), Michael B. Jordan (Human Torch), Jamie Bell (The Thing) and Toby Kebbell (Victor Domashev/Doom). According to the official Wiki “Simon Kinberg and Jeremy Slater wrote the screenplay from a story conceived by Kinberg and Trank. In The Fantastic Four, the team must learn to harness their abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy”.
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