They are re-rebooting the Fantastic Four movie franchise, and in case you’re wondering if it was going to be any good or not, it’s being produced by Fox, not Marvel Studios.
Really, that should tell you everything you need to know.
The cast has been announced. Kate Mara is playing Sue Storm, also known as Invisible Woman. Miles Teller is playing her husband, Reed Richards, also known as Mr. Fantastic. Jamie Bell is playing as Ben Grimm, also known as the Thing. Michael B. Jordan is playing Sue Storm’s brother, Johnny Storm, also known as the Human Torch.
It’s really uncanny how much these actors look so much like the characters they will be playing. Of the four, it’s Michael B. Jordan that looks the most like his comic book counterpart.
Reading about the casting choices reminded my of the first time I watched HBO’s The Wire. Every time Walace, the character Michael B. Jordan portrayed, was shown, I wondered, why is Johnny Storm selling heroin in West Baltimore? I had to constantly remind myself that this young man just looks like Johnny Storm, he’s not supposed to be Johnny Storm.
It was just a weird coincidence that they looked so much a like.
The first Fantastic Four movie was so bad that it couldn’t be released, not even on home video or on the SyFy network. The reboot and its subsequent sequel were so bad, they shouldn’t have been released, not even on the SyFy network. Considering just how good the Marvel Studio movies have been and how bad the movies from Sony and Fox staring Marvel Comics characters have been, I wish only Marvel Studios would make movies featuring Marvel Comics properties.