‘Fantastic Four’ Sequel Moved to an Earlier Release Date
The 20th Century Fox bumps up the release date of their “Fantastic Four” reboot sequel starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Michael B. Johnson. Read on for more details of this story.
According to Comicbook.com, the reboot has been moved from its July 14, 2017 release to June 2, 2017. Moreover, the studio announced that an upcoming “Planet of the Apes” sequel will replace the movie on its original release date.
Based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, the upcoming “The Fantastic Four” will be the third theatrical “Fantastic Four” film to be distributed by 20th Century Fox and a reboot of the “Fantastic Four” film franchise. The reboot, which is said to be based in part on the Ultimate Fantastic Four comic-books, will see some changes from the traditional Fantastic Four comic book fans knew. For instance, Sue Storm and Johnny Storm will now be adopted siblings, with Johnny Storm to be portrayed by a black actor. The reboot will also be reinventing the origins of the villain Doctor Doom, whose now named Victor Domashev instead of Victor Von Doom. The Doom on the reboot is an anti-social programmer, which pretty much strays far from the ruler of the fictional Eastern European country of Latveria character in the comics.
“Fantastic Four” stars Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Susan Storm/Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/Human Torch, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing, Toby Kebbell as Victor Domashev /Doctor Doom, Reg E. Cathey as Dr. Storm and Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Elder. Josh Trank is set to direct from a script to be written by Jeremy Slater from a story conceived by Kinberg and Trank.
Principal photography for the pic started in May 2014 and finished in August of the same year. The film was shot in location of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A possible sequel is scheduled to be released on July 14, 2017. “The Fantastic Four” is scheduled for release on Aug. 7, 2015 in North America, in 2D and 3D theaters.
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