Ant-Man And The Wasp’s Peyton Reed on working with Marvel and that Fantastic Four film he never made

Peyton Reed has a reputation for smart and savvy directing, delivering witty, frothy fun in films like Bring It On, Down With Love, and that movie where Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston break up, The Break-Up. It seemed like a thankless task when he was brought on by Marvel in 2014 to take over directing duties on …

Emilia Clarke says "no one had a good time" filming Terminator Genisys

Revealing that the word “Genesis” wasn’t the only thing having a hard time on the set of 2015's Terminator Genisys, star Emilia Clarke opened up this week about her unhappy time on the quickly forgotten sequel. Clarke—who’s presumably having more movie-franchise-star fun promoting the upcoming Solo—said that pretty…

At least Disney can finally make Patton Oswalt's Star Wars/X-Men/Avengers crossover dreams a reality

We’re still trying to wrap our heads around the far-reaching consequences—some weird, many worrying—of Disney’s decision to buy a big chunk of 21st Century Fox this week, bringing any number of beloved properties under its omnipresent umbrella. Still, even as worries about media monopolization gnaw at our hearts, it’s…

Fantastic Four writer admits that Marvel sidelined the comic because of bad movies

In the comic book community, it’s commonly assumed that Marvel has spent the last few years quietly deemphasizing a lot of the characters that it doesn’t own the movie rights to. For example, Fox controls the X-Men movies, so the comic book X-Men were gradually sidelined in favor of the Inhumans. The exception to this…

Mads Mikkelsen walked out on his Fantastic Four audition

Having graced both the Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic universes with his singularly intense charms, it’s clear that actor Mads Mikkelsen isn’t averse to a bit of big-budget franchise fun. (He’s said as much in past interviews, noting that he enjoys “flying around with swords” as much as he does deep, personal…

Mouth-breathing bystanders in superhero movies love staring upwards

“Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane!” Those iconic words, heard in each episode of The Adventures Of Superman, established a clear precedent for the superhero genre. Civilians exist in these stories mainly to be rescued from danger and to gaze in slack-jawed bewilderment at the costumed crime fighters…

Miles Teller wants to make a Fantastic Four sequel for some reason

Although it’s been established that the 2015 Fantastic Four reboot was a joyless mess of a film, there’s still some intrigue about its production. There’s Josh Trank’s theory that he actually made a “fantastic” one that somehow disappeared on its way to wide release, which is supported by Doctor Doom himself, Toby…

13 times that comics characters met their makers

Comic books have a long history of real-life creators being thrown into fictional narratives, often in smaller cameo appearances, but also in grander ways that have a deeper impact on the narrative. This inventory looks at examples where comic-book characters interact with their creators, which has two different…

Toby Kebbell also claims there’s a “great” version of Fantastic Four out there

Toby Kebbell is out doing the press rounds for Warcraft, the film adaptation of the ever-popular World Of Warcraft game for which he once again donned a motion-capture suit, this time to play the orc chieftain Durotan. If the film’s a hit—China and Jamie Lee Curtis are certainly plugging for it—Kebbell will probably…

Fantastic Four writer Simon Kinberg says the movie didn’t have the right “tone”

By most accounts, the latest Fantastic Four movie (like all of the previous ones) wasn’t very good. Director Josh Trank admitted as much when he said that the version he initially tried to make would’ve gotten better reviews, and Kate Mara—who starred in it—made it clear that she wasn’t really in any rush to see the…

Fifty Shades and other easy targets dominated this year’s Razzie Awards

The Academy Awards are tonight, but before we get into all of that glitz and glamour, it’s important to clean out some of Hollywood’s trash. In other words, the 36th annual Razzie Awards were held recently, and—as always—they took the time to honor the worst movies of 2016, all of which happened to be big-name…

Michael B Jordan wouldn’t mind doing another Fantastic Four movie

Michael B. Jordan’s impressive turn last year as a plucky pugilist in the revived Rocky franchise—which we guess is now known as Creed—has probably afforded him a lot of interesting offers, including reprising the role of said pugilist. But in a new interview with IGN, Jordan said he’d be up for revisiting a slightly…

Read This: Why aren’t women directing the big Hollywood blockbusters yet?

When asked to name five prolific female directors, ones with at least three movies to their credit a piece, most people would probably have to resort to Google for some help. (For the record: Nora Ephron, Penny Marshall, Kathryn Bigelow, Ida Lupino, and Doris Wishman. There.) That is exactly the problem New York Times …