Marvel Confirms End of ‘Fantastic Four’
It’s official. “Fantastic Four” is coming to its end. Read further for details on this story.
According to ComicBook.com, Marvel has officially confirmed the end for the comic series, the “Fantastic Four.” The announcement came from this week’s New York Comic-Con at Marvel’s Axel-In-Charge panel. Written by James Robinson and illustrated by Leonard Kirk, the series that launched last February has been cancelled presumably over rights issues between Marvel and 20th Century Fox.
The series has started well with its February issue, “Fantastic Four #1″, ranking #7 on the Diamond sales charts and has fallen behind to #98 by September. Marvel Comics editor-in-chief, Axel Alonso and Robinson confirm the cancellation of the series. However, there are no official details yet as to when the series will end. Distributor Hachette suggests that it might end early next year. Moreover, the series will be reverting to its original numbering with issue #642 in January.
Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox will be making a reboot on its “Fantastic Four” franchise, casting Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Susan Storm/Invisible Woman, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing and Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/Human Torch. The sudden change in Johnny Storm’s race has become a big surprise to the shock of most people, generating negative feedback. But what’s more surprising is the re-imagined origin of Susan Storm, setting her character as Johnny’s adopted sister. Moreover, the film is said to be based in part on the “Ultimate Fantastic Four” comic-books where instead of gaining their powers from exposure to cosmic rays in space, a science experiment gone wrong will serve as their impetus.
Based on the Marvel Comics’ superhero team of the same name, the upcoming reboot, “The Fantastic Four,” will be the third theatrical “Fantastic Four” film to be distributed by 20th Century Fox. Josh Trank is set to direct from the screenplay of 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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