Let's Try This Fantastic Four Thing Again

March 10, 2009

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I'm going to have to buy another full set of Fantastic Four: The Movie collectible trading cards? That's what IESB is telling me (thanks, Andrew):

IESB's has heard word around town is Fantastic Four over at 20th Century Fox is gearing up for a reboot.

The two films previously released never really caught on with the fans and the studio is reportedly looking to completely retool, recast and recrew the franchise. This means no Tim Story, no Iaon, no Julian (thank the maker, he never sat well with me as Dr. Doom), no Chris, no Chiklis and no Jessica.

The franchise is looking to be "less bubble gum" this time round following the Iron Man template, which was a complete success in reviews and box office take but a bit darker when it came to its superhero. Iron Man was in no way as dark as The Dark Knight but was funny, action-y as well as a bit on the serious side.

Less bubble gum? Does that mean not made by Roger Corman nor the director of the Queen Latifa comedy sensation Taxi? That Mr. Fantastic won't be using his powers of extension to reach for toilet paper this time round? Alright, Marvel, you can give it a shot, but I don't see how you're going to reasonably sell an X-treme Snowboarding Johnny Storm action figure without including a completely extraneous Johnny Storm snowboarding scene.

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