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Have The Names Of Three Potential FANTASTIC FOUR Movie Directors Been Revealed??

Merrick here...
Sources for comicbookmovie.com are saying that Fox may be close to selecting the director who'll re-launch its FANTASTIC FOUR bigscreen franchise, and that a "short list" of candidates is in place. Names on that list are said to include (but are not necessarily limited to) James McTeigue (V FOR VENDETTA and NINJA ASSASSIN), Joe Carnahan (NARC, SMOKIN' ACES, THE A-TEAM movie), and David Yates (the final four HARRY POTTER films). An interesting spectrum, as each of these directors would make a radically different kind of picture than the others. I may be completely wrong here...or perhaps I'm merely stating the obvious...but I'm betting this indicates that The Powers That Be have, themselves, not definitively settled on what kind of FF movie they want to put on screens. If comicbook.com is right, we should know something further sooner than later. That selection should be...telling. Find more HERE.
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  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:08 p.m. CST

    FIrst...

    by Fah-Cue

    Bitches.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    does anybody really care?

    by mojoman69

    Unless they really revamp this series. the two FF movies were shit.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    No one wants to see this...

    by Fah-Cue

    The comics were bad and the movies were worse. I ended up fast-forwarding through the first one halfway through just to see if they showed Jessica's ass in that tight outfit.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    No, no, and maybe.

    by AndrewWanKenobi

    The first two are the very wrong choices. They need someone who knows action with substance. Yates, maybe, but it's not going anything for me.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Liking the idea of . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    Yates before McTeigue. And fuck NO to Carnahan. Still not thrilled w/ these names. Feels like comic movies are in TROUBLE and some serious big gun names need to be attached. Please don't start talking about his last movie, but I still wonder what the James Cameron FF would have looked like.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Late, awwww

    by Shalako

    This was on the Slashfilm website yesterday. Faster pussycat!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Sean Astin or Peyton Reed?

    by venvariants

    If they'd originally gone with Sean Astin or Peyton Reed's visions in the first place, they would have had good movies already.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    set it in the 60's

    by Tandemar

    do the origin during the opening credits then concentrate on filling the remaining 90 minutes with something based around the works of Stan and Jack... The FF have an abundance of villains...it doesn't always have to be about Doom

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Yes! The names have been revealed!!

    by moviemaniac-7

    Now carry on. Nothing to see here. Of all the comic franchises, I care least for FF. Potentially great, but the execution has been lackluster so far.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Yes, it's being revamped

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    And recast. And rebooted. Restarted. Re-what-the-fuck-evered. The whole FANTASTIC FOUR yards.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    AT THIS POINT UWE BOLL WOULD BE AN IMPROVEMENT

    by BringingSexyBack

    Tim Story made the most horrible FFs imaginable. Bad in every respect except for casting sexy Chris Evans. A reboot is most welcomed.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    They need to

    by NippleEffect

    listen to the fans this time<p> And if they use Doug Jones for the Silver Surfer, have him voice the character also

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    DO GALACTUS JUSTICE IN IMAX

    by BringingSexyBack

    Is that too tall an order? FFS

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Make a cel-animated movie based on Kirby's art

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    FF doesn't work in live action. <p>Big giant abstract shapes and flat color. Humanoid Galactus in purple Kirbysuit on a 60 foot screen.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Even if you don't like these choices...

    by MrBook

    it's hard to deny that the worst of these three choices are still 10x better than Tim Story. Those FF movies were cinematic abortions. On a semi-related note: Isn't the sentence: "I'm betting this indicates that The Powers That Be have, themselves, not definitively settled on what kind of FF movie they want to put on screens," kind of redundant? That'd be like me saying "I feel like maybe I, myself, want to take a dip in the pool."

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    While I'm nitpicking...

    by MrBook

    I should've said: "It's hard to deny that the worst of these choices IS still 10x better.."

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Is Fox learning from Iron Man, or Iron Man 2?

    by kevred

    In other words, are they learning that you can make more money if you invest in a great cast, great writing, and an inspiringly creative visual production? Or are they learning from Iron Man 2 that you can still make a lot of money if you get enough notoriety, and taht quality doesn't matter?<p>Since they're already expert at the 'quality doesn't matter' bit, hopefully their changing direction means they're going to try quality our for a change.<p>A great FF film that does justice to its Kirby origins would be magnificent. Hollywood gives me no reason whatsoever to be confident about it. But maybe, just maybe...

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Not redundant, MrBook

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Used for emphasis of a particular portion of group decision-making. For instance, "The President himself has not made a decision on whether to send to troops." Implies that the decision-making process is corporate, but that even the part for which the studio is responsible has not been solidified.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Peyton Reed PLEASE, and set it in the 60s

    by Sith Witch

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Get it away from Fox!

    by Mr_Fancy_Pants

    Threaten someone, take children hostage. Just get this franchise away from Fox and maybe try to integrate it into the Avengers or Spiderman continuity.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    I think I'd rather have an Incredibles sequel

    by skycrapper

    with the kids slightly older. That movie is what FF should have been.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    unless Warwick Davis is Doom

    by just pillow talk

    I'm out.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Galactus as CLOUD = Fox MENTALITY.

    by Se7en

    There is NO HOPE for a solid FF under FOX.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    January Jones as Sue Storm

    by Planty_McPlant_Plants_His_Plant_At_AICN

    And it has to be set in the 60s.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Gary Oldman

    by Skeletor2010

    There is no one else who could play Doom then Oldman in my view. Even if he plays Gordon in the Batman movie series

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Larry Fishburne as Ben Grimm./The Thing

    by alan_poon

    He'll have to lose a few pounds first of course.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    This is not the property to make on the cheap...

    by lettersoftransit

    ...so if that's what Fox really wants to do, they should contact Disney and offer to trade the FF for some other Marvel property that doesn't depend as much on decent effects and a grand operatic story

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    I'd rather see a Daredevil reboot

    by elsewhere

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    RATNER....

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    ...lurks in the wings, drooling and abusing himself. He knows he has an "in".

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    I still like the Jeff Goldblum/Naomi Watts suggestion...

    by Shermdawg

    ...for Reed and Sue that someone mentioned awhile back.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    What kind of movie should it be?

    by D.Vader

    It should be like the goddamned script I read back in 2004.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Set in the 60's or a quasi anachronistic

    by Dennis_Moore

    60's/present, with Kirbytech made into actual physical objects. Get one of those directors mentioned by talkbackers, Peyton Reed, or how about Tom Ford? Script by Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Make it a retro 60's flick like X-Men: First Class

    by D.Vader

    Like what Harry said a Fantastic Four flick should always be like.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Why do we bother? They'll fuck it up again,

    by Dennis_Moore

    anyway, and pick all the wrong people for the project.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    FF had their shot

    by Axl Z

    Try something else Fox, even the fanboys are getting bored of new rehashes nowdays.. I understand they have the rights thou so that's why we're getting this..

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Who?

    by ricarleite2

    Fantastic who?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Setting it in the 60s would be great

    by Spacelab

    ...because it would pay homage to the original comics, provide some snazzy fashions for everyone, and give a good reason why the characters aren't around for The Avengers later on. I want to see: -FF fans screaming like they were the Beatles -Kirby machinery -Reed Richards smoking a pipe -Giant monsters This should be...let's see...Men in Black meets The Incredibles meets Mad Men...got it?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    so many great possible storylines

    by smudgewhat

    galactus, skrulls, superskrull, supergalactus, supergalactusskrull

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Sadly, Cloud Galactus is also

    by Dennis_Moore

    Marvel Studios/Disney/Kevin Feige mentality (use the Ultimates as the basis for things, instead of the history of the books).

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    FANTASTIC FLOP

    by okayplease

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    What kind of FF??? Easy...

    by John Johnson

    Ultimates...so they could bring in the Marvel Zombies! Of course....FOX really should let the directors do this on their own and not meddle.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    isn't the title Fantastic Four Rebirth or some shit like that?

    by Dharma4

    I don't mind a reboot. Too bad it's going to be shit. Isn't Daredevil also being rebooted? They wanted someone with a Chris Nolan vision. Haha. Good luck with that you Fox basterds

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    If Chris Evans can play two Marvel characters so can..

    by Thanos0145

    January Jones. I think she is more suited to play Sue Storm than Emma Frost.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Now that I think about it, Tom Ford.

    by Dennis_Moore

    A Single Man looked fantastic ;-) and he coaxed a riveting performance out of Firth. Also, a fashion designer wouldn't be afraid to represent how superhero costumes and superhero worlds look as imagined by Kirby.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Of all the films listed I've only seen V for Vendetta.

    by rbatty024

    Fox will probably micromanage the hell out of this film and suffocate any creativity anyway, so in the end it's not like it matters who gets the job. Whoever wins, we all lose.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    But we DO NEED kids superhero movies....

    by Taragor

    Not saying there is anything wrong with making an intelligent FF movie, but we as adults are so driven by these heavy themed superhero movies, that I do think we should have some type of fun superhero movies for kids. They all shouldn't be so heavily adult that the kids can't relate to them. I'm not looking for the flames to be thrown at me here, just saying, as my kids are now older we can all go to the movies without any issue, but when they were younger, there were some films that just were over their heads or too adult themed for them. Not sure if Im making sense, just putting in my 2cents =p

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Matthew Fox as Reed Richards

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    And please don't make the thing 8 feet tall

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Golblum-Watts sounds like a great idea

    by kevred

    I had George Clooney in mind, but maybe this is a little more plausible. Goldblum would absolutely nail the head-in-the-clouds distraction or Richards, and could pull of gravity and dashing-ness as needed. And Naomi Watts would be a great step up, to say the least - a three-dimensional Invisible Girl. Ron Perlman keeps coming to mind for Ben.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Fox, I'm here to help

    by Shalako

    Christopher Walken as Reed, Jodie Foster as Sue, Crispin Glover as Johnny, and Samuel L. Jackson as the voice of Ben. Box-office gold.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Mole Man or Sub Mariner

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    This could and should be spectacular

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Won't give it the right tone...

    by HeavyHands

    The creators of the first two films admitted that it was difficult to pull off live-action sequences convincingly when the heroes have powers that only make sense on the page (although I thought the second one did a better job). I remember watching the Human Torch brought to life and thinking, "Shit! What the hell are the other three supposed to do? Oh great, Mr. Fantastic wrapped himself around a ferris wheel, the Invisible Woman got naked and the Thing decided to hock Dock Martens. I wonder who this movie is being marketed to?" The only way to make it right would be to make it SMART and a little more hard edged. As in the FF are a research team first and begrudging superheroes second. You have to or else the inherent goofiness of the premise makes the movie a very expensive and unfunny joke. Without a better example I'll have to cite Dark Knight and Iron Man (as others have already). Complain about too much grittiness if you want, but it's this film's only hope at not sucking. If you try to sell this to kids and the common denominator again, you're gonna get burned.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Justin Bieber IS Reed Richards

    by NippleEffect

    Kim Kardashian IS Sue Storm(this is before they got married)<p> Firefly Guy IS Johnny Storm<p> Nicholas Brendon IS Benjamin (butt monkey) Grimm

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    I'd like to see Matthew Fox as Reed

    by D.Vader

    Much more than I would Adrian Brody.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    J J Abrahams - Director

    by SpartacusHughes

    .

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Hugh Laurie - Reed

    by SpartacusHughes

    ..

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Vincent D'onofrio - Ben

    by SpartacusHughes

    ...

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Jason Issac - Victor

    by SpartacusHughes

    ....

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Diane Kruger - Sue

    by SpartacusHughes

    .....

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Cross out Joe Carnahan

    by hallmitchell

    A-TEAM - SUCKED!!!! It got it's A$$ Kicked by the Expendables. Get a mexican director or get John MCTiernan.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    What happened to the Wachowskis?

    by hallmitchell

    Remember they were Q.T. HOT a few years ago.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Jeff Goldblum for Reed.

    by hallmitchell

    I'm trying to think who they should cast as DR. Doom.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    David Prowse for DR. Doom.

    by hallmitchell

    James Earl Jones on Voice.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    or James Purefoy - Reed

    by SpartacusHughes

    ,

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Vince Cassel - Victor

    by SpartacusHughes

    ,,

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Geektard_Smasher

    by Shalako

    I was being sarcastic. Now go finish your homework. Cunt.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Michael J Basset - Director

    by SpartacusHughes

    .

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Film Marvel 1602

    by SpartacusHughes

    Soloman Kane was set a little later but the mood is perfect.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Taragor

    by HeavyHands

    Wow! I posted my comment without having seen yours, and I totally agree, but I don't think this is the movie for that. I thought the Spider-man movies (the first two at least) are a perfect example of how to do that right with the right source material. There are plenty of other properties, like Generation X, that can be more family-friendly and not end up awful. I think the first two FF movies were probably the best we could have hoped for in a lighthearted Fantastic Four movie, and that's kinda sad.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Why?

    by Lemure_v2

    We had an origin story not that long ago. And the FF have a crap rogues gallery unless they go into the negative zone which won't sit well with mainstream audiences. Seriously, they'll be trying to reboot Spider-Man next...

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Viggo Mortenson - Dr Strange

    by SpartacusHughes

    ...

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    The ONLY superhero reboot I want is...

    by Lemure_v2

    The Incredibles. A sequel would be okay, but imagine an origin story where we get to see a young Frozone/Elasti-Girl/Mr Incredible in a time when the supers are emerging. Dear Brad Bird, screw MI and make this instead.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with cloud Galactus

    by disfigurehead

    He hopes Uwe Bowl directs.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    And forget Daredevil...

    by Lemure_v2

    The Affleck film was great - that is the directors cut I'm talking about, not the studio-botched version they released in theatres and wondered why nobody liked it.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    David Yates

    by Mr Gorilla

    David Yates is, in my opinion, a classy director. So the idea of him doing this movie is utterly nonsensical. I mean, did ya SEE the other Fantastic Four movies? Who's there to say that this script will be better?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Vin Diesel for the Thing

    by Thanos0145

    IT'S CLOBBERIN' TIME!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Oh no!

    by Shalako

    I got caught. Your infinite wisdom found me out. Your life is empty isn't it? You're lonely and you need approval. We understand. Your life is insignificant and if you died no one would miss you. But there's hope. Now, put down the Twinkies and go get some exercise.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    A little off topic

    by HeavyHands

    On a somewhat related note, I think whoever makes the next Superman movie either needs to drastically power the man down or give him something to fucking hit! And I'm talking about a more or less human enemy. The Bruce Timm Superman is the only one I've ever really given a shit about, and that's because he got his ass handed to him all the time! Superman stories where his only enemy is time our the limit of his powers seriously need to end. Hollywood needs to take these failures and learn from them. No kiddy FF. No walking God Superman. No Spider-man origin reboot. And no playing with the real talent (John Favre, Sam Raimi, Bryan Singer -in X-men, not Supes-). No more rants. I promise.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    I want a brilliant CGI "1602"

    by D.Vader

    Because a live-action will never get made.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    I think I dont like comic books

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    because there is so many properties I really dont care about, FF being one of them... I was born in the 80s, so I guess Im a "bronze age/gritty age" reader, and hate these familyish superheroes who were made in the 60s... just make only Batmen movies and Ill be happy

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Tom Rothman's dream cast

    by Nic_Cages_Real_Hair

    Ben Affleck - Reed, Megan Fox - Sue, Logan Lerman - Johnny, Jonah Hill - Ben Grimm, Stephen Dorff - Victor von Doom With this cast, they could probably lock Brett Ratner as director

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    and FF mainly sucked

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    because you casted Jessica Alba as Sue Storm... thats like casting Donald Glover as Spiderman... fuckin blue eye contacts, gtfohwtbsmf

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    I LOVE the silver & bronze age FF...

    by Triple_J_72

    ... but it looks to me like this ship has passed, unless a miracle happens...

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    so we're rebooting movies barely 2 years old now?

    by Neck_Lucas

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    at the end of the day..

    by professorjack

    you just cant make a live-action stretchy guy look cool. its always going to look retarded and be a retarded movie.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    NOBODY'S MENTIONED BRUCE GREENWOOD AS REED RICHARDS YET?

    by BringingSexyBack

    Really? FIRST, then.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Elizabeth Banks for Sue

    by DonLogan

    Billy Crudup for Reed

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Not required

    by windomearle39

    2 very poor films and now an unwanted reboot. Cut the losses and scrap the franchise.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Never saw the previous ones

    by catlettuce4

    Not too excited for this either. We'll see if it gets more interesting as we learn more, although as usual... I'd rather they let it revert to Marvel.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Daredevil wasn't great

    by elsewhere

    Slightly better than Fantastic Four, but still shit. Could be done much, much better.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    And forget Daredevil...by Lemure_v2

    by Dilox Esp

    C'mon, Both versions were good Daredevil. Someone green-light a sequel!!!!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Funny that there's a lot less complaining about remaking...

    by rbatty024

    the Fantastic Four than about remaking Spider-Man. Hell, I would have supported a remake of FF ten minutes after they released the first film.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:27 p.m. CST

    When they were making 'Batman Begins'

    by SmokingRobot

    Were people dumb enough to say, 'don't make this movie because 'Batman & Robin' sucked'? YES, that's the whole FUCKING POINT of doing a reboot - because the franchise as of now is NO GOOD. GOT IT? EVERYONE KNOWS the first two movies weren't that good. That's why this is a REBOOT not a SEQUEL.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    What I remember about Daredevil

    by HeavyHands

    Nothing. Call it Shrek 3 syndrome. It sucked so hard that it is erasing itself from existence.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Just do Dr. Doom right please!

    by andrew coleman

    Hands down one of my favorite villains. It's the mask I guess. Just do him right who ever gets the gig.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    CONRAN, TARSEM, CUARON

    by BranMakMorn

    Start with these names, they can do the FANTASTIC part. Then channel Kirby's form language and you have a decent FF film.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    I refuse to watch the incredibles

    by deelzbub

    on the basis that it is such a blatant rip-off of the FF. <P> Fuck the Incredibles!<P> They need to be paying Stan and Jack's family a royalty everytime they play that movie

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Stephen Dorff?

    by D.Vader

    When was the last time he was relevant?

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    I can't wait to see what directors they get...

    by KillDozer

    for the reboot of the reboot.<p>"We're looking at the guy who did the prequel to the A-Team reboot, the guy who makes movies almost as good as the guy who used to make movies almost as good as the Wachowski brothers, and the guy who did the re-imagining of the Harry Potter reboot."

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Jeff Goldblum has no interest in acting

    by gun_will_travel

    ...and neither would any other 58-year-old guy who had 22-year-old Tania Raymonde waiting at home in bed!

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    I've given up on Carnahan. He's been close to making

    by CreasyBear

    good movies, but movies like Smokin' Aces and A-Team lose focus and get so cutesy with the editing that you're not excited by the time the ending comes. It seems as if Carnahan is trying to be Guy Ritchie and Tony Scott, but can't catch the energy of those guys. (And yes, I realize that the very idea of mimicking Ritchie or Scott makes some talkbackers laugh.)

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Doom = Mads Mikkelsen?

    by dailysportspages

    Reed: John Cusack <br> Grimm: Cristopher Meloni<br> Sue: Alice Eve<br> Johnny: Cam Gigandet<br> Doom: Mads Mikkelsen<br> Namor: Dwayne Johnson<br>

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Get someone who can make a good science fiction movie!

    by Bob Cryptonight

    That's what it takes to do The Fantastic Four correctly.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Dr. Doom should be Ian Mckellan

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    FF done right?? can it be?

    by darthwaz1

    I hope so, but they should seriously not make this movie if some rights bullshit prevents it from being part of the Marvel film continuity that's being established now.

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 11:47 p.m. CST

    OMG! INCEPTION DIRECTOR'S NOTES HERE!

    by DioxholsterReturns

    http://bit.ly/akz7J2

  • Aug. 30, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Get four directors to shoot sequences, mash up,

    by kabong

    call it a movie. <p> The four directors will be the "Fantastic Four." <p> Delete all the pretense about scripts, etc. <p> People who see it will pretend it's profound, an enigmatic celebration of cinematic innovation, etc. <p> I like the part about "etc."

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 2:10 a.m. CST

    joe carnahan

    by antonphd

    a team was fun... the climax was a bit ott but that would be fine for a ff film.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 6:44 a.m. CST

    As long as Fox are doing it, I'm pessimistic.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Do a Mad Men

    by DannyOcean01

    And place it in the 50s/60s. In fact, use the same crew behind the show to get the costumes, the casting, the mood right, and then Yates seems like a no-brainer in terms of juggling the fun with the darker social reality.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    Get everyone who made Down With Love to make it.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    "Fox are doing it..."?

    by lettersoftransit

    I never realized before that Fox is plural, I'm guessing, for Fok

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Let it go

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Wolverine and Fantastic Four have been done to death...the first couple X-Men were okay, but that's it. Let 'em rest for another twenty years.

  • Aug. 31, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Punisher

    by brassai2003

    Has returned to Marvel's hands. Maybe FF will crash and burn so bad Fox will sell it back to the House of Ideas. THEN we'll see an awesome FF movie. Same goes for Daredevil. The rights are about to expire on that franchise. HOPEFULLY it will be returned to Marvel. then we'll have that DD Punisher crossover that really needs to happen!

  • Sept. 2, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Punisher is right

    by Dilox Esp

    Nuf said.