Josh Trank


Four Actors Rumored For Doctor Doom In Fantastic Four; None Of The Female

Four actors are said to be finalists to play Doctor Doom in the Fantastic Four movie, and none are female.

A previous rumor surrounding Fantastic Four suggested that director Josh Trank might be going with a female version of the classic FF villain, but that appears not to be the case.

The Wrap reports Sam Riley, Eddie Redmayne, Toby Kebbell and Domhnall Gleeson are up for the role of Doctor Doom.

The report mentions that it’s unclear of the status of Jack Huston, who was previously said to be up for the role of Doom.

Sam Riley is known for the upcoming movie Maleficent; Eddie Redmayne had roles in Les Miserables and the upcoming Jupiter Ascending; Toby Kebbell is known for The Escape Artist TV series and has a role in the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie (also from Fox); Domhnall Gleeson played Bill Weasley in the Harry Potter movies.

Fantastic Four has a June 19, 2015 release starring Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Kata Mara as Sue Storm and Jamie Bell as Ben grimm.



Op-Ed: Thoughts On A Michael B. Jordan As A Black Johnny Storm

Josh Trank’s Got A ‘Fantastic’ Curveball For Ya!

More Casting Shenanigans from the Hollywood Machine

By Lawrence Napoli



All right, so we all know by now that 20th Century Fox is bankrolling a reboot of the Fantastic Flops from ’05 and ’07.  Josh Trank, director of Chronicle (2012), will be in command of this reboot starring a bunch of semi-known white actors in the principal roles … and … a black Johnny Storm?  Oh yes, Michael B. Jordan (which is I’m sure a stage name that totally and is in no way attempting to siphon off any mojo from ‘His Airness’) has been cast as the Human Torch.  Questions? 

First, let’s state the obvious.  Jordan is Josh Trank’s boy from his break out film Chronicle.  Jordan did a great job in that role, but he still happened to be the token black guy in a super-hero-y type of movie so that means [SPOILER ALERT!] he wasn’t the main character and was the first one with powers to be killed.  Surprise, surprise.  What truly isn’t a surprise, however, is the fact that this kind of Hollywood nepotism or reciprocation or familiarity or whatever you want to label it as is pretty gosh darn common.  Just look at anything produced or directed by Chris Nolan and you may notice the carbon copying of entire cast lists.  Be that as it may, I have no problem with any director recasting actors with whom he or she developed good, professional relationships with – provided it’s not just about throwing someone a bone and the decision will be mutually beneficial. 

Second, nobody knows where exactly this “reboot” is going to go with the story, but examining the sparse details on (assuming them to be accurate) allows us to deduce a few things: The Fantastic Four will be Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, Ben Grimm/The Thing and Johnny Storm/The Human Torch.  Each character would not have been given their pseudonym on the cast page if this reboot was going to be doing something way off formula by changing the origin story from “these people get blasted with cosmic rays in space that turns them into the super-humans we’ve come to know them as.”  So it seems that everyone is going to have the same or similar range of status and relationships they share with each other from the comics and the previous films.  The issue at bar is that the characters of Sue and Johnny Storm share a biological heritage that is clearly going to be broken based on this most recent casting news.  I can only presume that Trank will go for some alternative/adoptive family structure to “plot-device” that little detail away because both introducing themselves as “I’m Sue Storm.  I’m Johnny Storm.  No relation,” is just plain dumb even for a (non-spoof) comic book adaptation.


I could care less about whatever taboo may result from reorienting the ethnicities of fictional characters.  If anything, Hollywood needs as many truckloads of actual, progressive thought patterns to do anything to kick the white/male hero to the curb and deliver stories whose main characters are women, Asians, Africans, Hispanics, homosexuals – basically anyone who isn’t the stereotypical white, hetero, leading man.  I like the idea of casting Michael B. Jordan in this role because of the potential it gives to refreshing a whole lot of super hero been there/done that.  My problem with this casting reveal is not that Johnny Storm is black, but that his sister, Sue Storm (Kate Mara, pictured left), isn’t. 

There was a real opportunity to do something unique with a fairly popular (though certainly not a flagship) license amidst this tidal wave of comic book films we’ll be digesting for the next 10 years.  Seeing interracial couples in films and TV today reflect trends in western society that have been happening for a while, and Hollywood is still catching up.  Seeing this in a super hero family for a big budget blockbuster would not only have brought the proverbial spice, but also a whole new angle to reflect on the first family of super-heroes not to mention an added level of depth this potential film’s predecessors could never have addressed.  If Trank wants Jordan as Johnny, then that’s fine, but it makes no sense to make his (traditionally) biological sister a different race, regardless of whatever complex family dynamic you’ll only address with these two characters by themselves.  Finding the screen time to explain whatever this brother-sister relationship will eventually be defined as will diminish the capacity of the most important relationship in this family: between Reed and Sue (and their future child Franklin who is arguably the most powerful, non-abstract, character in the Marvel Universe).  An interracial couple would have raised the stakes, delivered something new and sweetened the drama for the entire cast.

In the end, Josh Trank is going to be directing a comic book adaptation that is going to feature plenty of action and special effects and typically, those kinds of films aren’t primarily interested in commenting on anything too heavy.  As much as people may be making a big deal about Michael B. Jordan now, I have a feeling that Trank is going to sweep his ethnicity under the rug in the due course of the film’s progression by making these “however related” siblings as matter-as-fact as possible.  One or both of them will be adopted or have different fathers and yada, yada, yada, as long as two white people are hooking up as husband and wife of this super hero team then everything’s fine.  Diving any deeper into this subplot turns this film into the Fantastic Two.  Denying that depth forces the elephant in the room to get completely ignored and, as a director, you’ve made your actor (in this case, Jordan) completely inconsequential to the character.  I suppose it’s a good thing to get to the point in society where things like race and everything else that makes us different from each other doesn’t impact behavior in any way, but maintaining the unique sibling nature of Sue and Johnny with the ethnicity swap would have brought a whole new level of complexity to this film that I can only assume was simply (ahem) too hot to handle for this particular production staff.

I’m sure when more information and promotions regarding this film become available, we’ll hear Trank and perhaps every producer at the top talk about “we just picked the best cast with the best chemistry,” as an explanation for it all.  Yeah, ok.  This isn’t casting for a high school musical where it would be novel to cast an African American male for Peter Pan, an Asian American female for Jean Valjean, a Latino American male for Sky Masterson and so on and so forth.  Picking whomever for whatever shouldn’t enter the equation unless the production is going to make those kinds of choices more meaningful to the overall production than “just ‘cause.”  Hollywood films can ill afford to be flippant in regards to any decision made for the production unless that choice fully serves the story; anything less needs to be reconsidered if not instantly retracted.  Of course, that kind of idealism doesn’t fuel even your average Hollywood blockbuster and the “just ‘cause” rationale is actually something that pops up quite frequently.  It’s one of the main reasons we continue to see some awful filmmaking and the audience notices those choices with every awkward moment we bear witness to.


All I care about is seeing a really good movie, and I feel this one could be great if the Storm family was an African American family, but let’s dial it back and keep it real with the Fantastic Four.  That franchise isn’t anything close to the grandeur of The Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man, Batman, Superman or the Justice League.  Infinitely less people are going to care if this movie actually gets made, let alone this one little detail.  So who gives a damn, right?  Well, I would think a filmmaker would want as many people as possible to give a damn by trying to show people a story and give them an experience they haven’t had before.  The brother-sister no relation situation seems foolish to push in any film where the story isn’t fully focused on that major plot point.  But who am I kidding?  It’s just another reboot.  Why should anyone expect more from something less?


Josh Trank Says Female Doctor Doom Is BS; Do We Believe Him?


The past couple of days has seen some wild rumors and perceived news floating around in regards to the Fantastic Four reboot.

Fox Studios contacted various websites requesting they take down a plot synopsis only to have director Josh Trank say the plot details are not true.

The only problem is: that hasn’t stopped Fox from requesting the information be taken down as Cosmic Book News has been sent a third e-mail request.

And Fox is not answering questions in regards to clarification, further information or comments on Josh Trank stating the information is false.

Yesterday also saw reported casting possibilities which included mention that Doctor Doom could be female.

Now Josh Trank has taken to his Twitter again to shoot that down, calling it “bullshit,” but then posted another tweet stating that all the rumors he has debunked so far really are false — except for one.

It could be the one about the Miles Teller rumor for Reed Richards as Trank said it wasn’t true, but it is.

Or maybe it’s the plot synopis that has Reed and Ben Grimm as weapons for the government before meeting up with Sue and Johnny Storm, as Fox wants that down ASAP for some reason.

Fantastic Four has a June 19, 2015 release.

(pictured: fan art)


Christian Cook Up for The Thing In Fantastic Four Reboot; Female Doctor Doom Main Villain?


We get some possible new details on the Fantastic Four reboot in that Christian Cook is said to be up for Ben Grimm, aka The Thing.

It’s also stated, as has been previously mentioned, that Kate Mara and Emmy Rossum tested for Invisible Woman, and that Miles Teller is up for Reed Richards.

In their report, THR also states Kit Harington of Game of Thrones fame is no longer interested.

Michael B. Jordan looks to be a lock for the Human Torch, Johnny Storm.

And the main villain? 

Said to be none other than Doctor Doom.

Update: It’s also said Doctor Doom could be female.

Yesterday also saw the Fox Studios legal team send out notices to have the leaked plot synopsis taken down only for Josh Trank to state the synopsis is false.

Well, Cosmic Book News just received a second request from Fox asking it to be taken down.

These purported plot details provide important qualitative details about character, plot, setting and mood…

Fantastic Four has a June 19, 2015 release.


Josh Trank Denies Fantastic Four Plot Rumors; Again


Earlier today a number of sites, including Cosmic Book News, received a request from Fox Studios to take down a plot description for the Fantastic Four movie that was posted by a casting call website.

Previous to that, director Josh Trank stated it wasn’t true; so with Fox contacting websites asking to take it down, it seemed as if the synopsis was actually true and Trank may not have been totally forthcoming.

However, now Trank has again stated the leaked synopsis isn’t true.

Bad Ass Digest caught up with Josh Trank who stated: “The only truth in that plot description is that there are four characters named Reed, Ben, Sue and Johnny. You’ll see in June of 2015.”

Cosmic Book News replies to Fox Studios requesting more information in regards to the take down request have gone unanswered.

Fantastic Four has a June 19, 2015 release.


Josh Gad & Josh Trank Deny Fantastic Four The Thing Rumors


Yesterday saw the rumor that Josh Gad was being looked at for the role of Ben Grimm, aka The Thing, in the Fantastic Four reboot.

Now both Josh Gad and director Josh Trank have taken to Twitter to shoot down the rumor.

If true, this would have been the first name attached to play the character.

Fantastic Four has a June 19, 2015 release. 


Good News: Fantastic Four Reboot Synopsis Not True


Yesterday saw an unofficial synopsis released for the Fantastic Four reboot from a casting call website that stated a vastly different origin was in the cards for the FF.

The updated origin read in part that Reed Richards and Ben Grimm would become weapons of the government before meeting Sue and Johnny. It also implied that Richards gained his genius from the event that gives him his powers.

The good news for faithful Fantastic Four followers is that the synopsis is apparently not true as director Josh Trank has taken to his Twitter to shoot the information down.

Fantastic Four has a June 19, 2015 release.


Kit Harington, Saoirse Ronan & More Rumored For Fantastic Four Reboot

A list of names has surfaced regarding potential roles for Mr. Fantastic Reed Richards and Invisible Woman Sue Storm for the Josh Trank Fantastic Four reboot from Fox Studios.

Variety has it that up for Mr. Fantastic is the previously rumored 21 & Over and Project X actor, Miles Teller. Also on the list is Kit Harington of Game of Thrones fame, and Jack O’Connell from 300: Rise Of An Empire.

Up for Invisible Woman is Saoirse Ronan, once rumored for The Avengers 2, who also auditioned for Star Wars: Episode VII. Kate Mara (American Horror Story) is on the list, who was once eyed to play Catwoman for Christopher Nolan in The Dark Knight Rises. Margot Robbie is the last name featured, with the actress known for Neighbours.

Michael B. Jordan also once again gets a mention as the only name for Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch, with no names for Ben Grimm aka The Thing as of yet.

Filming on Fantastic Four was previously said to have started last month, which obviously didn’t happen. Most recently Simon Kinberg was announced to be coming on board to do major rewrites.

Fantastic Four has a March 6, 2015 release.

Pictured: Miles Teller, Kit Harington, Jack O’Connell:


Pictured: Saoirse Ronan, Kata Mara, Margot Robbie:


Pictured: Michael B. Jordan:



Miles Teller Up For Reed Richard In Fantastic Four Reboot


With Josh Trank reportedly set to begin filming the Fantastic Four reboot in September, the director and Fox Studios will have to get moving in regards to the cast.

Michael B. Jordan is already rumored for Johnny Stormy aka The Human Torch, and now it’s being said that Miles Teller is up for Reed Richards in the Fantastic Four movie.

TheWrap has it that Teller is in contention to play Mr. Fantastic with it said the info comes from a variety of sources; however, it’s also said that the script needs a lot of work and that a casting director hasn’t even been decided.

So perhaps that September start date in Louisiana looks to be a little ways off still.

Miles Teller is known for 21 & Over, Project X, Footloose, and The Spectacular Now is currently in theaters also starring Shailene Woodley.

The Fantastic Four reboot hits March 6, 2015.


Fantastic Four Reboot To Shoot In Louisiana; Films In September

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6984:]]Fox Studios and Josh Trank are moving the new Fantastic Four reboot from a Vancouver shooting location to Louisiana with production slated for September.

TheWrap reports that Marvel’s first family is moving to Louisiana after the state legislature killed off a proposal that would have did away with tax incentives for filming.

No confirmed details on the Fantastic Four reboot are known, but it’s been described as “taking a grounded superhero and sci-fi approach to the heroes and will tap deep into the comics mythology.”

There is also the rumor that stated Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch may be an African-American, played by Michael B. Jordan, who worked under Trank in Chronicle.

With production slated to being in a couple months we can expect casting announcements soon.

The Fantastic Four reboot hits March 6, 2015.


Michael B. Jordan Up For The Human Torch In Fantastic Four Reboot

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:7399:]]We get word of a second casting possibility with Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, aka The Human Torch, for Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot.

TheWrap reports sources have filled them in that Jordan is in talks with Fox Studios which would see the actor reunite with Trank following Chronicle.

It’s stated that Jordan’s chances for Fantastic Four are dependent on his chemistry with the other actors.

Michael B. Jordan could follow Irdis Elba and Laurence Fishburne as African-Americans who have nabbed what has primarily been white character roles.

As we’ve seen with Elba and Fishburne, the color of the skin is really no concern, but it’s the acting that is the primary concern.

In addition to playing a lead in Chronicle, Michael B. Jordan is known for The Wire and voices Cyborg in the upcoming Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox animated movie.

Allison Williams was just named to be in contention for Sue Storm, The Invisible Woman, as well.

Fantastic Four has a March 6, 2014 release.


Allison Williams On Shotlist For Fantastic Four Movie


Josh Trank is going to begin filming the new Fantastic Four movie soon and it now looks as if we have our first actor attached with Allison Willams.

Deadline reports that Allison Williams is in talks to play the lead in Rosaline, but it’s also mentioned that she is on the shortlist for Fantastic Four, said to be in the very early talking stages.

No other info is known, but we have to assume it’s for Sue Storm aka Invisible Woman.

Allison Williams is known for HBO’s Girls as well as the Will & Kate TV series.

Fantastic Four has a March 6, 2014 release date set to film this Summer in Vancouver.



Josh Trank Filming Fantastic Four Reboot This Summer

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6984:]]Things are moving rather quickly for Josh Trank and Fox Studios as it’s being reported that the new Fantastic Four movie is to begin filming this Summer.

Production Weekly, a site that provides industry updates with news on pre-production, has it that the Fantastic Four movie will film in Vancouver beginning June 17th under the working title “Henry Street.”

Movie Studios use working titles to not publically identify the films.

“Fox’s reboot of FANTASTIC FOUR working title HENRY STREET is scheduled to begin filming in Vancouver on June 17th,” PW posted via their Twitter.

With production set to begin so soon, Fox Studios must have a list of names that they want for the roles to fill the Fantastic Four, which includes Mr. Fantastic Reed Richards, Invisible Woman Susan Storm/Richards, Johnny Storm Human Torch, and Ben Grimm The Thing.

No other details have become known in regards to the plot, but some time ago it was rumored that Marvel Studios wanted Silver Surfer and Galactus from Fox – with that obviously not happening- so maybe we’ll see a good showing this time of the cosmic duo.

Fantastic Four has a March 6, 2014 release date.


Josh Trank Fantastic Four Reboot To Film September In Vancouver


The Josh Trank-directed Fantastic Four reboot movie looks to begin filming as early as this September in Vancouver.

A Twitter user has posted that the Fantastic Four movie has arrived in Vancouver with pre-production started and filming to take place in September.

The Fantastic Four reboot has arrived. Starting pre-production for a September 2013 start in Vancouver

Lindsay “@Lemon_Buzz” also posted that they are hiring the crew to work on the Fantastic Four movie as well.

they’re just starting to hire that crew now

Josh Trank is helming a new Fantastic Four movie for Fox Studios with the film due out March 6, 2014.

No plot details are known at this time, but the movie has been described as taking a grounded superhero and sci-fi approach to the heroes and will tap deep into the comics mythology.

Recently, Seth Grahame-Smith was brought on board the Fantastic Four movie to polish the script.

If news on the Vancouver production holds, cast announcements for the Fantastic Four movie should be forthcoming relatively soon.


Grand Marvel Movies Plan Coming From Fox Studios Says Mark Millar

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6189:]]Mark Millar is the creative consultant for Fox Studios and their line up of Marvel movies which includes the X-Men, Wolverine and the Fantastic Four films.

As Millar recently came on board, and Fox already had new projects in development, he hasn’t been that involved with the X-Men and Wolverine movies.

Well, all that’s about to change as Mark Millar gave an update on his forums stating now that Kick-Ass 2 is about done and that he’s been in contact with X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer, he can concentrate on the Fox Marvel movies, and also said that a big announcements are coming.

Millar also said that X-Men: Days of Future Past is potentially the biggest and most ambitious superhero movie ever made.

“Just Had A Great Chat With Bryan Singer”

What an immensely nice dude that guy is!

As a producer on Kick-Ass 2, I’ve not been in LA since Sept when Fox flew me out to sit with the insanely-clever writer Simon Kinberg and the Fox execs to chat X-men back when Matthew was still directing. But Kick-Ass 2 is pretty much done now and so my beady-eye can move back towards the Fox stuff again. There’s a very exciting announcement you guys will hear about over the coming months (if not before), but the most immediate things the office is talking about are Days of Future Past and The Wolverine, both of which I’m absolutely aching to see. I saw the first 10 mins of Jim’s Wolvie when I was out there last September. I’m out again next month and will have the pleasure of seeing a very near final cut too.

Days of Future-Past is potentially the biggest and most ambitious superhero movie ever made. I’ve seen this coming together in various stages, but now they’re only weeks away from shooting it’s really catching fire. I’ll catch Bry in person before he heads to Montreal next month when I’m seeing Wolvie and we can chat a little more about the Fox grand plan. A very, very exciting time to be into this stuff, especially when you consider that the brilliant Josh Trank has Fantastic Four lined up for 2015. You don’t know how lucky you are – when I was a kid Nicholas Hammond was playing Spidey on a visible wire!!

Lotsa love,


The Wolverine comes out July 13, 2013.

Kick-Ass 2 has an August 6, 2013 release.

X-Men: Days of Future Past has a July 18, 2014 release.

The Fantastic Four reboot hits March 6, 2015.


Fantastic Four Movie Get Rewrites: Described As Superhero & Sci-Fi Approach

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5879:]]We recently learned that Matthew Vaughn has been brought on board the Fantastic Four movie as producer, and now we learn the script is getting worked on as well.

It’s reported that Seth Grahame-Smith is polishing the Fantastic Four movie script that was originally done by Jeremy Slater.

Seth Grahame-Smith is known for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter as well as Dark Shadows.

THR has it that the new Fantastic Four reboot is described as “taking a grounded superhero and sci-fi approach to the heroes and will tap deep into the comics mythology.”

They also go on to note aspects of the comic books, perhaps that will make their way into the movie as well, “which featured not just the better-known villains such as Doctor Doom and Galactus but also alien races the Kree and the Skrull, and the anti-matter universe known as the Negative Zone.”

Of course Marvel Cosmic fans know that Annihilus is from the Negative Zone and was recently featured in issues of Fantastic Four as well as the hit event Annihilation back in 2006.

Fantastic Four has a March 6, 2014 release date.


Matthew Vaughn To Produce New Fantastic Four Movie


Fox Studios’ Marvel Comics creative consultant Mark Millar has released the news that Matthew Vaughn is on board the new Josh Trank directed Fantastic Four movie as a producer.

Millar tweeted the following:

Just off the phone with Fox and some excellent news – Matthew Vaughn is producing Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot!

Millar and Vaughn have a history together as they worked on Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2 as well as Millar’s upcoming The Secret Service.

Matthew Vaughn is also attached to Fox Studios and Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past as a producer.

No details on the Fantastic Four reboot are known other than a March 6, 2015 release date.

Vaughn was also said to be in contention at one time to direct the new Star Wars.



Fantastic Four Movie Is Going To Be “Phenomenal On Screen” Says Mark Millar


A new Fantastic Four movie reboot is currently under development at Fox Studios by Chronicle director Josh Trank.

Mark Millar is also on board at Fox as a creative consultant, and Millar recently talked about the upcoming film (via SciFi Now).

He compares it to what Ridley Scott did with Alien and says we’ll see some phenomenal moments on the big screen, so much so, that it’s nothing we’ve seen before in a superhero movie.

What I wasn’t expecting actually was just how funny and likeable he could make this as well as getting the more awesome moments on screen – I use awesome in the traditional British sense and not the California sense awesome, you know? The Ridley Scott moments, and the Fantastic Four really are jaw-dropping in the same way you feel when you saw Alien for the first time. There’s some moments in this – not to be specific – that are actually gonna be phenomenal on screen and stuff you haven’t seen in a superhero movie before.

The Fantastic Four reboot has a March 6, 2015 release date; no plot details are known at this time.

Cosmic Book News wouldn’t mind seeing Annihilus and the Negative Zone play the villain role in the movie, with perhaps, a lead in to the sequel at the end with Galactus — in full form.


Top 7 Villains For Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four Movie


Just yesterday, you read on Cosmic Book News about the coming of a new Fantastic Four movie from Fox Studios being directed by Josh Trank, slated for release in March 2015.

Fox has previously released two Fantastic Four movies, both of which have fallen short, in the eyes of critics and many comic book fans alike, to truly capture the wonder of the Lee-Kirby super-team.

At the CBN offices, we were wondering aloud who might be the big bad that threatens Marvel’s First Family. Following are some ideas that were tossed between cubicles, minus the obvious reprise of Doctor Doom. What are your choices? Let us know in the comments below.


7. Mole Man:

The first is still one of the best. He is what every movie writer loves, a sympathetic villain with a compelling back story. He is even heroic and noble in a sense, being protector of the Subterraneans. Imagine the cinematic effect of an alien society at the center of the Earth!



6. The Skrulls:

Another group of villains with great sfx possibilities: anything from a company or government takeover by the shape-changing aliens to a civil “Who do you trust?” scenario similar to the “Secret Invasion” event. Even though The Avengers featured the Ultimate version, those baddies didn’t shape shift and looked different than the regular Marvel Universe version.


5. Super-Skrull:

With or without his fellow invaders, you cannot go wrong with a mighty flying foe that can mimic the powers of the super-team he is combating. The modern-day Kl’rt also has a great personality as well as a hip hypnosis gimmick. Plus: He can change shapes for stealth action as well.


4. Namor the Sub-Mariner:

Not really so much a villain but a foe of the Fantastic Four nonetheless, Namor offers a lot of differing movie angles: the romantic/jealousy angle with Sue and Reed; the dramatic face off possibilities with the Thing; and with the Human Torch, water vs. fire! There would, if movie makers chose, also be the rich histories of Namor’s undersea people and his WW II heroism to touch upon. However, who exactly holds the rights to the character? Fox Studios with their Fantastic Four and X-Men rights? Or Marvel Studios?

3. Molecule Man:

A villain who can control the very molecules of everything, the stuff of creation itself. Nuff said?


2. Annihilus:

Annihilus, the king bug from the Negative Zone, was recently featured in the stellar Marvel Cosmic event known as Annihilation that help launch the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. In addition he’s a long time Fantastic Four foe, also featured in the “death of” and “return of” Johnny Storm storyline that graced Jonathan Hickman’s Fantastic Four run. He first appeared in Fantastic Four Annual #6 as well.


1. Galactus/SilverSurfer:

Perhaps even surpassing Doctor Doom in popularity as a Fantastic Four villain, is none other than the World Devourer himself, Galactus. With the cosmic powerhouse at his side, the herald of Galactus, the Silver Surfer, few have been able to withstand the hunger that is Galactus. And of the few, the Fantastic Four are a member. While true, we did see the Surfer featured in “Fantastic Four 2,” we didn’t get to see Galactus, so Josh Trank could give us a worthy enough reboot befitting of the god-like being. There was also the rumor that Marvel Studios attempted to trade away the rights to Daredevil for both the Surfer and Galactus, which never happened, so we could see the cosmic duo sooner rather than later.


(EIC Matt McGloin contributed to this article)


New Fantastic Four Movie Has 2015 Release Date With Josh Trank

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4542:]]It’s official. We have a new Fantastic Four movie from director Josh Trank.

Fox Studios has named March 6, 2015 to be the release date for the Fantastic Four reboot.

Mark Millar, consultant on the movie, recently said that the reboot will stick close to what Jack Kirby and Stan Lee did with the Fantastic Four and won’t be “grim and gritty.”

Fox Studios previously released two Fantastic Four movies, which starred Chris Evans who went on to play Captain America in The Avengers.

The first movie was better received than the second, “Rise of the Silver Surfer,” but both still weren’t up to par.

We’ll have to wait and see what Fox and Trank do for the Fantastic Four reboot, but the story and casting should be improved.

Marvel Comics recently relaunched the Fantastic Four under their Marvel NOW! banner that sees Reed Richard come down with a mysterious ailment leading him and the rest of the Fantastic Four on a cosmic journey to discover the cure.

In addition, X-Men: Days of Future PastPlanet of the Apes 2 and Percy Jackson 2 will have 3D releases.

Cosmic Book News will be sure to update when more becomes available.

(via ERCBoxoffice)