Personally, I have had enough of super-hero movies, regardless, they are showing no sign of slowing down, so it seems that we have years upon years of these movies to come, so what the heck, let’s talk about them. Fantastic Four will hit cinemas in the next few days, are you excited? Or not? How does Fantastic Four fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Will take three on this franchise be the one?
Even though you will see the ‘cool’ Marvel logo flick through on the big screen before this film starts, you may be interested in knowing that it doesn’t technically exist in the same universe as does Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of the Avengers. There is chatter that it might co-exist in the X-men universe, but that isn’t confirmed just yet. As with Terminator Genisys, plans are already in store for a sequel to this reboot, scheduled for a 2017 release. Clearly Fox is confident this will be a hit, but will it?
Fantastic Four, 2005 version was hardly a hit, and with its even weaker successor, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, it would seem puzzling as to why they would make a third attempt at resurrecting the franchise. Any how, there is an entirely new cast, Miles Teller leading the team on this one. His performance in Whiplash was memorable and it will be interesting to see how well he can wear the super-hero shoes.
The trailer paints an origin story of sorts, and it also showcases a creepy villain. Looking at the runtime of 100 minutes, it seems like a lot to pack into that relatively short time slot. I wander if they will play it safe with this one, and stick to the generic formula for super-hero flicks, or will we see something fresh and new with this one? What do you think? Excited or not?