While over-looking a, to be honest, disappointing San Diego Comic-Con, I found the leaked picture of the model of The Thing from the Fantastic Four reboot, and this got me thinking, where the hell was the Fantastic Four reboot at Comic-Con? This is a film coming out in June....next year!
We saw more of Dawn of Justice, which doesn’t come out for another two freaking years. And it worked because everyone is talking about Batman/Superman more than anything. With Marvel coming up short and not much else happening at Comic-Con this year, 20th Century Fox really should have taken advantage of this. They should have had the director, Josh Trank, and the writers, Simon Kinberg and Jeremy Slater, turn up and give an update on the film so far, or, even better, have the first photo op of all principal actors, all together for the first time (Yes, they really haven’t done that yet). So what’s going on with this reboot? Why do we know so little about it with less than a year before it’s released?
It seems strange to me that we know so little about a big summer blockbuster due out next year. We don’t know what the plot synopsis is, what their costumes will look like or even what the film will be called. What are they hiding? The film has been in production for two months now (at time of writing) and we’ve heard no news about the film. It’s not unusual to hear stories about a film, especially a superhero film, when filming is taking place. Pictures and videos get leaked, people working on the film tweet pictures from sets and the studio makes announcements about the film, to help promote it. So where’s the promotion? Is Fox embarrassed about the reboot? Is it not as good as they were hoping? The lack of anything for the film is incredibly worrying, more worrying than Ant-Man, and that’s saying a lot. So is the Fantastic Four reboot destined to fail?
The fact that I didn’t know the film was coming out next year is worrying, and I usually know when every single superhero film is coming out. You can’t have any confidence that the Fantastic Four reboot will be any good now and I’ve probably made some people worried about the film or ruined their expectations. And with that, my job is done.
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Or do you like a sweet little mystery?
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