History Trivia / FantasticFour

21st Mar '16 2:51:41 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Creator/JohnRhysDavies is [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]].
** Creator/TonyJay ([[WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}} Megabyte]]) is Galactus.
** [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3 The Boss]] is Sue Storm
** The first Torch is [[TheSarahConnorChronicles Kyle Reese]], while the second one is [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 Raiden]].
** Creator/KeithDavid is ComicBook/BlackPanther.
20th Dec '15 12:59:20 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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** Creator/JohnRhysDavies is Thor.

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** Creator/JohnRhysDavies is Thor.[[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]].
20th Dec '15 12:58:28 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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** Creator/TonyJay Megabyte is Galactus.

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** Creator/TonyJay Megabyte ([[WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}} Megabyte]]) is Galactus.
26th Sep '15 2:26:37 AM Morgenthaler
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!!The films:
* ActorAllusion: More "actor input", actually: Julian [=McMahon=], who plays Dr Doom, suggested that metal staples be used to help stitch the scar at the beginning of his transformation. This comes from [=McMahon's=] experience playing a cosmetic surgeon on ''Series/NipTuck''.
* CreatorBacklash: Creator/JessicaAlba said she absolutely hated working on the Fantastic Four sequel, so much that [[CreatorBreakdown it almost made her quit acting altogether.]]
** Creator/ChrisEvans wasn't so crazy about working on the film either.
* DeletedScene: The DVD Extended Edition, which includes all deleted scenes (such as Ben and Alicia's romance) is a much better watch than the theatrical release.
* DoingItForTheArt: One of Chiklis' requirements for accepting the role of the Thing was that his character would be make-up based, rather than the CGI everyone else had previously assumed. This meant that Chiklis insisted upon hours of application and wearing heavy, uncomfortable makeup, over the option that would have allowed him to earn the same money in significantly less time simply by voice acting. Why? Because Chiklis was a fan who knew that underneath the rock skin, Ben Grimm's still a human being, and this was best shown by having his actor go through the same thing.
* FakeAmerican: Welsh Creator/IoanGruffudd as Reed.
* FranchiseKiller: The ''Silver Surfer'' spinoff isn't going to happen.
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Creator/AndreBraugher Frank]] from ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' is a General now?
** [[Creator/IoanGruffudd Harold Lowe]] not only survived Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'s incident, he also survived cosmic rays exposure and becomes Mr. Fantastic.
** And, of course, [[Creator/ChrisEvans Captain America]] is the Human Torch...
* MeaningfulReleaseDate: It was originally supposed to be released on July 4, 2005, and early trailers played this up. However, its release date was shifted to four days later.
* PromotedFanboy: Michael Chiklis has been a comic book fan since he was a kid. [[CaptainObvious Guess which one was his favorite.]]
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Hey, is [[Creator/ChrisEvans that]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Steve]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier Rogers]] as Johnny Storm?
** [[Creator/LaurieHolden Also]], [[Series/TheWalkingDead Andrea]] as Ben's fiancée?
* TechnologyMarchesOn: In the second movie Reed is shown using a very clunky looking ultraportable, a type of computer design that looked dated within a couple of years of the movie's release due to netbooks, smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks.
* ThrowItIn: "Aw, look -- she's kissing him."
** It may have also been for the benefit of Alicia, who was standing right next to him,(she's blind).
** Creator/ChrisEvans improvised most of his dialogue in the first movie.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** The 2005 film was originally meant to be, in executive producer Chris Columbus' words, "the most epic sitcom ever made", and they were consciously ''trying'' to duplicate the formula that had resulted in the utter failure of ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' -- Columbus' reasoning being that while ''Batman'' wasn't an appropriate franchise to attempt such a formula, ''The Fantastic Four'' was. Peyton Reed (who would later adapt another Marvel property, ''ComicBook/AntMan'', [[Film/AntMan to film]]) was later attached, but left. After a few years in DevelopmentHell, the arrival of Tim Story (who, ironically, was mostly known as a comedy director) and writer Mark Frost finally pushed the film in the right direction.
** This feel is best seen in the hilarious breakfast scene and the montage that follows it. The whole thing plays out like an hilarious cross of ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' and ''Series/TheAddamsFamily''.
** Creator/PaulWalker was originally considered for the role of Johnny Storm.
** Creator/HughJackman, Creator/GeorgeClooney, and Creator/BrendanFraser were all considered for the role of Reed Richards.
** Creator/AliLarter, Creator/JuliaStiles, Kate Bosworth, Creator/RachelMcAdams, Creator/ScarlettJohansson, Creator/ElizabethBanks, [=KaDee=] Strickland, and Creator/ReneeZellweger were all considered for the role of Sue Storm.
** James Gandolfini was considered for the role of Ben Grimm.
** Tim Robbins was originally considered for the role of Dr. Doom.
** When Creator/ChrisColumbus was attached to direct, he originally wanted Dennis Quaid and Creator/MegRyan to play Reed Richards and Sue Storm.
12th Sep '15 10:20:19 PM nombretomado
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* ActorAllusion: More "actor input", actually: Julian [=McMahon=], who plays Dr Doom, suggested that metal staples be used to help stitch the scar at the beginning of his transformation. This comes from [=McMahon's=] experience playing a cosmetic surgeon on ''NipTuck''.

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* ActorAllusion: More "actor input", actually: Julian [=McMahon=], who plays Dr Doom, suggested that metal staples be used to help stitch the scar at the beginning of his transformation. This comes from [=McMahon's=] experience playing a cosmetic surgeon on ''NipTuck''.''Series/NipTuck''.
10th Sep '15 8:59:41 AM StFan
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** Creator/KeithDavid is BlackPanther.

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** Creator/KeithDavid is BlackPanther.ComicBook/BlackPanther.
11th Aug '15 8:43:51 AM Davethe3rd
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** And, of course, [[Creator/ChrisEvans Captain America]] is the Human Torch...
19th Jul '15 12:42:59 PM LordMortis
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** The 2005 film was originally meant to be, in executive producer Chris Columbus' words, "the most epic sitcom ever made", and they were consciously ''trying'' to duplicate the formula that had resulted in the utter failure of ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' -- Columbus' reasoning being that while ''Batman'' wasn't an appropriate franchise to attempt such a formula, ''The Fantastic Four'' was. Peyton Reed (who would later adapt another Marvel property, ''ComicBook/AntMan'' [[Film/AntMan to film]]) was later attached, but left. After a few years in DevelopmentHell, the arrival of Tim Story (who, ironically, was mostly known as a comedy director) and writer Mark Frost finally pushed the film in the right direction.

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** The 2005 film was originally meant to be, in executive producer Chris Columbus' words, "the most epic sitcom ever made", and they were consciously ''trying'' to duplicate the formula that had resulted in the utter failure of ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' -- Columbus' reasoning being that while ''Batman'' wasn't an appropriate franchise to attempt such a formula, ''The Fantastic Four'' was. Peyton Reed (who would later adapt another Marvel property, ''ComicBook/AntMan'' ''ComicBook/AntMan'', [[Film/AntMan to film]]) was later attached, but left. After a few years in DevelopmentHell, the arrival of Tim Story (who, ironically, was mostly known as a comedy director) and writer Mark Frost finally pushed the film in the right direction.
19th Jul '15 12:42:44 PM LordMortis
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** The 2005 film was originally meant to be, in executive producer Chris Columbus' words, "the most epic sitcom ever made", and they were consciously ''trying'' to duplicate the formula that had resulted in the utter failure of ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' -- Columbus' reasoning being that while ''Batman'' wasn't an appropriate franchise to attempt such a formula, ''The Fantastic Four'' was. After a few years in DevelopmentHell, the arrival of Tim Story (who, ironically, was mostly known as a comedy director) and writer Mark Frost finally pushed the film in the right direction.

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** The 2005 film was originally meant to be, in executive producer Chris Columbus' words, "the most epic sitcom ever made", and they were consciously ''trying'' to duplicate the formula that had resulted in the utter failure of ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' -- Columbus' reasoning being that while ''Batman'' wasn't an appropriate franchise to attempt such a formula, ''The Fantastic Four'' was. Peyton Reed (who would later adapt another Marvel property, ''ComicBook/AntMan'' [[Film/AntMan to film]]) was later attached, but left. After a few years in DevelopmentHell, the arrival of Tim Story (who, ironically, was mostly known as a comedy director) and writer Mark Frost finally pushed the film in the right direction.
7th Jul '15 8:28:46 AM erforce
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** [[Creator/IoanGruffudd Harold Lowe]] not only survived Film/{{Titanic}}'s incident, he also survived cosmic rays exposure and becomes Mr. Fantastic.

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** [[Creator/IoanGruffudd Harold Lowe]] not only survived Film/{{Titanic}}'s Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'s incident, he also survived cosmic rays exposure and becomes Mr. Fantastic.
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