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Is Fantastic Four Going To Be A Superpowered Slugfest?

July 3rd, 2015 by Todd Black Comments


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There is a lot of trepidation for the upcoming Fantastic Four film. Many are worried it will (in some ways once again) fail to present the “first family of Marvel” in a positive light. Director Josh Trank though is adamant that not only will that not be the case, but he promises a lot of superpowered fight scenes.

In a preview from Entertainment Weekly we now know:

Eventually the Four harness their talents to combat superskilled villain Victor von Doom (Toby Kebbell) in the film, due in theaters Aug. 7. “The audience should expect an epic, massive, huge, multipower slugfest,” Trank says. “This movie is big. A lot of stakes.”

Even more so given the franchise’s not-so-sterling reputation. “I get the skepticism going into it because the previous movies weren’t very good,” says co-screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg of the 2005 and 2007 versions. “It’s a very hard title to crack.”

So there you have it, everyone involved not only has faith in the movie they’re making, but also understand why fans are so skeptical that this film will do well. I think it goes to show just how much fans love the Fantastic Four that they’re concerned, they want movies showing these characters, they just want them to be true to the characters and legacy they have.

Fantastic Four comes out August 7th.

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!