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Marvel’s True Believers Ask Readers “What If?” In October

Hot on the heels of the most recent True Believers one-dollar issues that showcased the “MARVEL KNIGHTS” we get another exciting offering with October’s “WHAT IF? TRUE BELIEVERS MONTH!” I don’t know about you readers, but it sure seems like the fine folks at the House Of Ideas are looking to make these more of a regular occurrence and I am fine with that. We didn’t find an actual press release to go along with these but do have the cover art and the reference of what original issue the titles are based on. Let’s take a look.

TRUE BELIEVERS: WHAT IF THE AVENGERS HAD FOUGHT EVIL DURING THE 1950S? #1
Reprinting What If? (1977) #9

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TRUE BELIEVERS: WHAT IF JANE FOSTER HAD FOUND THE HAMMER OF THOR? #1
Reprinting What If? (1977) #10

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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.
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20th Century Fox: “Fantastic Four” Official Trailer 2

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Considering my overall acrimony about the upcoming “Fantastic Four” film, I’m back again to share another look at what is heading our way with this film. I didn’t like what I saw in the clip seen HERE so let’s see if the second go-round makes me feel any different. As most know by now, this is NOT a proper Marvel Studios film and is another attempt to dilute the “Fantastic Four” property by 20th Century Fox. To keep your interest and website visiting time a little longer, I’ve added some of the promotional posters that I found as well. Here goes nothing….

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: As you can see this does look to be action packed but I am thinking there is a lot of build up time to be found in the film. They’ve made a number of changes to the canon of the original First Family to reflect modern times and I didn’t feel this was necessary. The Four themselves look “okay” at best with The Thing being a bit more unnerving in presentation. It’s hard to compare him as to how Michael Chiklis did him but I think I would have liked a closer to the original look than what we go and then there is Doctor Doom. For most comic book fans Doctor Doom is one of the deadliest super-villains in the Marvel Comics canon and the trailer leads me to think he gets his powers along with the other four. Much like that first go-round they did in that film from 2005. Way to be original Fox. Anyway, this one opens in August and I am thinking that I will be passing on it. For years I loved the FF comic book and this presentation of them look more “meh” than “hooray”. What about you readers? Are you seeing this one based on the second trailer? Chime in down below.

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movie posters, promotional posters, 20th century fox, fantastic four

movie posters, promotional posters, 20th century fox, fantastic four

movie posters, promotional posters, 20th century fox, fantastic four

movie posters, promotional posters, 20th century fox, fantastic four

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

Check Out The Official Trailer For “Fantastic Four” Now

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Back in January I shared the Teaser Trailer from 20th Century Fox’s reboot of Marvel Comics own “Fantastic Four” (seen HERE) 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.

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: 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.

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

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

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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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