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Aug 2nd 2017 at 5:25:41 AM

Yeah I doubt Stan Lee cares as long as he's getting paid.

Zeromaeus Mighty No. 51345 from Neo Arcadia
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Aug 2nd 2017 at 6:52:22 AM

Well, he wasn't in Fantfourstic.

edited 2nd Aug '17 6:52:31 AM by Zeromaeus

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Aug 2nd 2017 at 7:08:46 AM

And then he went right back and did cameos for Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse. Like I said, I really don't think the whole studio thing matters all that much to him at this point.

edited 2nd Aug '17 7:09:20 AM by comicwriter

Zeromaeus Mighty No. 51345 from Neo Arcadia
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Aug 2nd 2017 at 9:10:13 AM

Apparently what happened with Fant4stic and Days of Future Past was just that the studio never asked him to be in the movies. They asked him for First Class, but apparently there was some issue with where they were filming.

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alliterator How dare you? from Southern California Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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Nov 22nd 2019 at 6:18:21 PM

So it's been four year since Fan4stic came out and guess who decided to rewatch and review the movie? Josh Trank himself. For those who don't want to go to his Letterboxd page, here is his full review:

Fant4stic... Huh.
Okay first of all, I thought it would be GREAT if I searched FF2015 and the shit wasnít even on here. Low key I kinda was hoping it wasnít. But it was! And Iím here. Anyway. Where to begin...
The movie is ALRIGHT.
I was expecting it to be much worse than it was. I literally havenít seen it since like two weeks before it came out, and I was in a heavily fucking traumatized state of mind. Why? Eh, save that for another time.
Anyway, movie review:
Great cast.
Everyone in the film is a great actor, and overall there is a movie in there, somewhere. And that cast deserves to be in THAT movie. Everyone who worked on Fant4stic clearly wanted to be making THAT movie. But.... ultimately... It wasnít.
Did I make that movie they deserved to be in?
To be honest?
I canít tell.
What I can tell: is there are TWO different movies in one movie competing to be that movie.
Is there a #releasethetrankcut?
Doesnít matter.
Iím not Zack Snyder.
Zack Snyder is a storied, iconic, legendary filmmaker who has been knocking it out of the fucking park since I was in high school.
Me? Then?
I was 29 years old, making my 2nd film, in a situation more complicated than anything a 2nd time filmmaker shouldíve walked into.
That said... I donít regret any of it.
Itís a part of me.
And I just hope Peyton Reed makes the next Fantastic Four and crushes it. And that I get a cameo.
Anyway, thatís it.
PS: My girlfriend said I shouldíve reviewed more of the film and less about myself. My answer: 🤷🏻‍♂️.

Edited by alliterator on Nov 22nd 2019 at 6:20:02 AM

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Nov 23rd 2019 at 7:43:32 AM

[up] I'm probably reading too much into this "review", but Trank talking more about himself and his state of mind as opposed to the actual movie might be giving us a clue about his actual thoughts for it.

Namely, how he REALLY wants to move on from it.

But yeah, I still have no interest in watching Fant4stic. Whatever the MCU comes up with for the F4, it'll blow everything before it away.

Edited by TargetmasterJoe on Nov 23rd 2019 at 10:44:02 AM

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Nov 23rd 2019 at 7:53:22 AM

On one hand, they'd have to make a masterpiece to actually get an audience given all the damage the Fantastic Four brand has taken over the years, on the other, the MCU is basically a licence to make money at this point, even if there is a lot of effort involved.

HandsomeRob High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood! from Holey Brotherhood Lair Relationship Status: My elf kissing days are over
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Nov 23rd 2019 at 10:33:28 AM

It might work if they tie a few important plot points into the movie.

Get people to watch to learn important stuff about the future of the franchise...and they also get a (hopefully) good movie for their trouble.

Plus, actual comic fans will come to watch it anyway, because they'll know that Marvel will get it right.

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jakobitis from Lots of places Relationship Status: I'm Clockwork and she's Quartz
Nov 24th 2019 at 11:54:44 AM

At this point, I'd say that only Marvel COULD make a successful F4 film with their hype machine and reputation, but whether they'd want to I don't know. It would be nice to finally have a big screen Doom who didn't completely and utterly suck, that's for sure.

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Nov 27th 2019 at 10:11:24 PM

They should be fine as long as Doom shows his proficiency with the stick shift.

Edited by Karxrida on Nov 27th 2019 at 10:12:03 AM

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Nov 27th 2019 at 10:30:52 PM

I honestly don't think the original two Fantastic Four movies are bad (although admittedly the 1st one is kinda slow-paced, with an anticlimactic battle with Doom, and deleted scenes that should have remained). The 2nd one also had some interesting ideas (like everyone's powers getting swapped around), and I like that Ben Grimm isn't a cheesy CGI effect.

Literally all I remember from "Fant 4 Stic", is Dan Castellenetta has a small part at the beginning.

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