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More Fantastic Four casting chatter; Dr. Doom said to be main villain

02.05.2014

Another day, another can of fuel on THE FANTASTIC FOUR casting fire.

The Hollywood Reporter has dropped some insider details on the superhero reboot for Fox, stating that this is a "big week" for the film as they continue to screen test a handful of actors for key roles. Both Kate Mara and Emmy Rossum are said to have tested for Sue Storm/Invisible Woman on Tuesday, while Miles Teller is yet again named as the only actor to have tested for Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic. The other name mentioned is that of Christian Cooke (ROMEO AND JULIET) who is said to have tested for Ben Grimm/The Thing, which is probably a better fit than the aforementioned Josh Gad.

Their sources also claim that Michael B. Jordan is the only actor attached to the film at this point, playing the role of Johnny Storm/The Human Torch.

THR is also reporting that Dr. Doom is said to be the main villain and that the studio is chasing a big name to fill the role, although they don't specify who may be on the radar for it. They also state that the studio "isn’t ruling out switching genders for the role" which is sure to fire up some die hard fans (again). The sources also say that the casting process is ongoing and that it may continue for the coming days and weeks leading up to production, which is set to begin in March.

Between all the rumors and denials this has been one of the more controversial reboots of recent memory and has fired up fans in a big way. Director Josh Trank has stepped in to address rumors, but that's hardly the end of the road when it comes to these rumblings, as the studio secrecy war has become a battle of denials, deflections, and sometimes outright lies. All part of the game, though, eh?

THE FANTASTIC FOUR is set to hit theaters on June 19, 2015.

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5:02PM on 02/06/2014
On the plus side, I like that they cast a pretty boy as Ben Grimm. That's going to give the role a whole extra dimension when he turns into The Thing as he'll have to get used to being a monster. I'm also perfectly fine with Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch so long as Sue Storm is black as well. They are brother and sister so if Johnny Storm is black then Sue should be as well. Only making The Human Torch black makes this a publicity stunt, not a character reinvention.
On the plus side, I like that they cast a pretty boy as Ben Grimm. That's going to give the role a whole extra dimension when he turns into The Thing as he'll have to get used to being a monster. I'm also perfectly fine with Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch so long as Sue Storm is black as well. They are brother and sister so if Johnny Storm is black then Sue should be as well. Only making The Human Torch black makes this a publicity stunt, not a character reinvention.
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7:38AM on 02/06/2014

Fox

Wow fox like to make awful looking and sounding superhero movies!
Wow fox like to make awful looking and sounding superhero movies!
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4:55AM on 02/06/2014
WTF...1st its too soon to remake this movie...while Fantastic Four might not be the greatest superhero movie from Marvel, I dont think a remake is the answer. Now, FOX wants to screw up the cast, mainly with Dr. Doom...WTF GIVES FOX THE RIGHT TO MESS THINGS UP, this isnt some original idea , its a comic book and with that there are certain roles that need to be followed!
WTF...1st its too soon to remake this movie...while Fantastic Four might not be the greatest superhero movie from Marvel, I dont think a remake is the answer. Now, FOX wants to screw up the cast, mainly with Dr. Doom...WTF GIVES FOX THE RIGHT TO MESS THINGS UP, this isnt some original idea , its a comic book and with that there are certain roles that need to be followed!
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4:06AM on 02/06/2014
Josh Trank has already called THR's rumor about switching Dr. Doom's gender bullshit. So nothing to worry about, folks.
Josh Trank has already called THR's rumor about switching Dr. Doom's gender bullshit. So nothing to worry about, folks.
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7:07AM on 02/06/2014
ONE LESS THING to worry about.. NOT the same thing...
ONE LESS THING to worry about.. NOT the same thing...
1:14PM on 02/06/2014
Call me crazy, but I'm not too worried about this one. Chronicle was pretty solid and Trank seems to know what he's talking about when it comes to comics. Michael B. Jordan is a good actor and I've got no problem with him as Johnny. If Emmy Rossum and Miles Teller play Sue and Reed that's even better - both are very likeable actors and I can easily picture them in the roles. Trank is obviously going the route of the Ultimate FF comics which were great. It totally reinvents the FF from the
Call me crazy, but I'm not too worried about this one. Chronicle was pretty solid and Trank seems to know what he's talking about when it comes to comics. Michael B. Jordan is a good actor and I've got no problem with him as Johnny. If Emmy Rossum and Miles Teller play Sue and Reed that's even better - both are very likeable actors and I can easily picture them in the roles. Trank is obviously going the route of the Ultimate FF comics which were great. It totally reinvents the FF from the ground up but still has the fun flavor of the original Lee/Kirby books. The movie could still blow because it's a Fox Marvel movie after all, but I've got faith in Trank and these actors.
4:04AM on 02/06/2014
From the source link: 'The only person attached to the reboot at this point is Michael B. Jordan, due to Fox exercising the option it had on the actor after Chronicle, also directed by Trank.'
Oh now I see. Terrific.
'Who would YOU like to see portray Dr. Doom with this potential line up?'
Matters little now, but I thought Oscar Isaac would be great.
From the source link: 'The only person attached to the reboot at this point is Michael B. Jordan, due to Fox exercising the option it had on the actor after Chronicle, also directed by Trank.'
Oh now I see. Terrific.
'Who would YOU like to see portray Dr. Doom with this potential line up?'
Matters little now, but I thought Oscar Isaac would be great.
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2:30AM on 02/06/2014
"You two are brother and sister?"
Johnny or Sue camera mug. "I'm adopted." or "We're step-siblings."

That's the reason the two of them need to be the same race. I didn't say they need to be white, I'm not an idiot, I think they need to be the same race as each other because of the poor cover-up writing that would have to be forced into this already terribly forced sounding movie.

And I'm pretty sure this movie is just a social experiment to piss off internet commenters to the point of
"You two are brother and sister?"
Johnny or Sue camera mug. "I'm adopted." or "We're step-siblings."

That's the reason the two of them need to be the same race. I didn't say they need to be white, I'm not an idiot, I think they need to be the same race as each other because of the poor cover-up writing that would have to be forced into this already terribly forced sounding movie.

And I'm pretty sure this movie is just a social experiment to piss off internet commenters to the point of violence. The Mrs. Doctor Doom rumor definitely cemented that.
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11:43PM on 02/06/2014
They won't be related. They didn't bother referencing anything of the famil connections in any of the X-Men movies, and those were successful sobFox is just going to copy that method.
They won't be related. They didn't bother referencing anything of the famil connections in any of the X-Men movies, and those were successful sobFox is just going to copy that method.
11:14PM on 02/05/2014
Here's an idea. Let's keep everything as faithful as the source material, only porn. EVERYBODY WINS

Here's an idea. Let's keep everything as faithful as the source material, only porn. EVERYBODY WINS

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9:28PM on 02/05/2014
I'm ok with Johnny Storm being black, and Dr. Doom being a woman. I think they should make Sue Storm really old (Angela Lansbury would be PERFECT), since senior citizens don't get represented enough as superheros. Mr. Fantastic should be a scientist played by an 8 year old, because that will really drive home how smart he is (child prodigy). Also, the Thing should really just be a neanderthal man who got transported to present day, because why the heck not.
I'm ok with Johnny Storm being black, and Dr. Doom being a woman. I think they should make Sue Storm really old (Angela Lansbury would be PERFECT), since senior citizens don't get represented enough as superheros. Mr. Fantastic should be a scientist played by an 8 year old, because that will really drive home how smart he is (child prodigy). Also, the Thing should really just be a neanderthal man who got transported to present day, because why the heck not.
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12:56AM on 02/06/2014
Please! Angela Lansbury would never work as Sue Storm... Women that hot don't want to play an invisible character.
Please! Angela Lansbury would never work as Sue Storm... Women that hot don't want to play an invisible character.
1:11AM on 02/06/2014
I'm leaning more towards Betty White, really.
I'm leaning more towards Betty White, really.
2:18AM on 02/06/2014
Doctor Doom should be an Indian man with a thick mustache and renamed Doctor DHOOM.
Doctor Doom should be an Indian man with a thick mustache and renamed Doctor DHOOM.
8:47PM on 02/05/2014

If we started a forum...

If one of us started a forum titled... 'IDEAS fox COULD USE TO SOMEHOW MAKE THE FANTASTIC FOUR REBBOT PRODUCTION EVEN MORE SHITTY!'

Probably the best comment one of us would have came up with would be 'Bring Michael Bay in as a producer giving him full creative control!'
Then if someone was like 'THEY MAKE DR.DOOM A GIRL.'

EVERYONE would be like GAME OVER, YOU WIN. CLOSE THREAD.



ONLY RED BOXES FOR FOX FF PRODUCTION NEWS UNTILL SEPTEMBER SCHMOES!!!
If one of us started a forum titled... 'IDEAS fox COULD USE TO SOMEHOW MAKE THE FANTASTIC FOUR REBBOT PRODUCTION EVEN MORE SHITTY!'

Probably the best comment one of us would have came up with would be 'Bring Michael Bay in as a producer giving him full creative control!'
Then if someone was like 'THEY MAKE DR.DOOM A GIRL.'

EVERYONE would be like GAME OVER, YOU WIN. CLOSE THREAD.



ONLY RED BOXES FOR FOX FF PRODUCTION NEWS UNTILL SEPTEMBER SCHMOES!!!
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8:42PM on 02/05/2014
Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller okay, but some of this other shit is getting out of hand.
Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller okay, but some of this other shit is getting out of hand.
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8:02PM on 02/05/2014
Dr. Victoria Von Doom? Why, Dita Von Teese of course!
Dr. Victoria Von Doom? Why, Dita Von Teese of course!
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6:48PM on 02/05/2014
This is starting to get very very ridiculous. Shut it down!
This is starting to get very very ridiculous. Shut it down!
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6:28PM on 02/05/2014

WTF...

Seriously, WHAT THE F....???
Seriously, WHAT THE F....???
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5:58PM on 02/05/2014

This is DOOMED

I really have no interest in anything I hear from this movie but they need to atleast get Dr. Doom right. He is one of my favorite Marvel villains and I don't even like the Fantastic Four! I really wish Whedon and Marvel studios had the rights to Doom. They would do him up proper and make him the badass that he is. I really have no hope of a good actor landing this, especially if they want to "switch genders' [link]
This movie is trying too hard to be different.

Come to think of it since
I really have no interest in anything I hear from this movie but they need to atleast get Dr. Doom right. He is one of my favorite Marvel villains and I don't even like the Fantastic Four! I really wish Whedon and Marvel studios had the rights to Doom. They would do him up proper and make him the badass that he is. I really have no hope of a good actor landing this, especially if they want to "switch genders' [link]
This movie is trying too hard to be different.

Come to think of it since he didn't take the Lex role maybe they could get Joaquin Phoenix? He would be a great Doom.
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5:57PM on 02/05/2014

Switching genders?

WHY!!!??? It's like they are trying to piss people off now. Seriously, give me one good reason why Doom shouldn't be a man like he is supposed to be? Or why Johnny Storm should be black (remember, if they made a white Blade people would freak out)?
WHY!!!??? It's like they are trying to piss people off now. Seriously, give me one good reason why Doom shouldn't be a man like he is supposed to be? Or why Johnny Storm should be black (remember, if they made a white Blade people would freak out)?
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5:14PM on 02/05/2014

o:

I hope this time they don't reduce Galactus to a huge fart cloud. They need to bring him back.
I hope this time they don't reduce Galactus to a huge fart cloud. They need to bring him back.
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5:13PM on 02/05/2014
oh a white sue storm and a black johnny storm... makes sense
oh a white sue storm and a black johnny storm... makes sense
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5:03PM on 02/05/2014

I'm going to avoid this turd like it's on fire and I'm drunk on turpentine.

I just pray that when this thing falls on it's face, the rights to the Fantastic Four revert back to Marvel.
I just pray that when this thing falls on it's face, the rights to the Fantastic Four revert back to Marvel.
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4:50PM on 02/05/2014

WTF WTF WTF

They REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY want this movie to fail,huh? It's turning out to be more of a disaster than CATWOMAN.
They REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY want this movie to fail,huh? It's turning out to be more of a disaster than CATWOMAN.
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4:47PM on 02/05/2014
Dr. Doom (male or female).... this movie is probably going to be shit..
Dr. Doom (male or female).... this movie is probably going to be shit..
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4:25PM on 02/05/2014

Since Superman vs Batman missed the boat...

How about casting Tom Hanks as Dr. Doom? I guess that's out of the question since they're going with Fantastic 4 Jr. but he has said he wants to be in a comic book movie and if they want a big name there aren't many bigger than Tom Hanks! Joaquin Phoenix would also be great as Dr. Doom...he could bring a really dark, threatening take on the character. The downside is that I would want Hanks or Phoenix to come out victorious against this joke of a cast they're assembling.
How about casting Tom Hanks as Dr. Doom? I guess that's out of the question since they're going with Fantastic 4 Jr. but he has said he wants to be in a comic book movie and if they want a big name there aren't many bigger than Tom Hanks! Joaquin Phoenix would also be great as Dr. Doom...he could bring a really dark, threatening take on the character. The downside is that I would want Hanks or Phoenix to come out victorious against this joke of a cast they're assembling.
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3:58PM on 02/05/2014

what about this cast instead

james roday as mr. fantastic
margot robbie as invisible woman
miles teller as human torch
dwayne johnson as the thing
and finally
jon hamm as doctor doom

that cast sound a whole lot better than the one they have now.
james roday as mr. fantastic
margot robbie as invisible woman
miles teller as human torch
dwayne johnson as the thing
and finally
jon hamm as doctor doom

that cast sound a whole lot better than the one they have now.
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4:10PM on 02/05/2014
You deserve a slap for that cast.
You deserve a slap for that cast.
3:53PM on 02/05/2014

WTF???

I really don't understand why Hollywood finds source material so unappealing? Does anyone of influence read the feedback on these types of websites? Hello, we're the ones who are going to PAY to see your movie...
I really don't understand why Hollywood finds source material so unappealing? Does anyone of influence read the feedback on these types of websites? Hello, we're the ones who are going to PAY to see your movie...
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3:48PM on 02/05/2014
No no no no no. Dr Doom is not being changed to a female. You do that then you might as well make Sue Storm a dude and her and Reed are a gay couple.
No no no no no. Dr Doom is not being changed to a female. You do that then you might as well make Sue Storm a dude and her and Reed are a gay couple.
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4:00PM on 02/05/2014
At least, THAT I would pay to see...
The elongated penis of Reed Richards, very much apparent as Stuart Storm is invisible while being shagged !
Then, the black Johnny comes in, outraged, shouting 'you fuck my bro ?'
Stuart 'I have to tell you something... We're not brothers, you were adopted'
Johnny 'NOOOOOOOOO ! If that's true I'll marry Doctor Doom!'
Now THAT I WOULD PAY TO SEE !!!
At least, THAT I would pay to see...
The elongated penis of Reed Richards, very much apparent as Stuart Storm is invisible while being shagged !
Then, the black Johnny comes in, outraged, shouting 'you fuck my bro ?'
Stuart 'I have to tell you something... We're not brothers, you were adopted'
Johnny 'NOOOOOOOOO ! If that's true I'll marry Doctor Doom!'
Now THAT I WOULD PAY TO SEE !!!
4:10PM on 02/05/2014
Yeah, I know, I'm sick !
But do you think I'm sick enough to get a job at Fox for a superhero movie reboot ?
Yeah, I know, I'm sick !
But do you think I'm sick enough to get a job at Fox for a superhero movie reboot ?
5:06PM on 02/05/2014
You've said too much! Don't give them any ideas!
You've said too much! Don't give them any ideas!
10:47AM on 02/06/2014
Bwahahahahaha!
Bwahahahahaha!
3:41PM on 02/05/2014

Just ONE???

Is there one person that has seen one piece of information on this and thought that sounds awesome? I seriously wonder if there is one person that comes to this site that has one ounce of interest in this mess...if so leave me a reply and one reason why this sounds cool.
Is there one person that has seen one piece of information on this and thought that sounds awesome? I seriously wonder if there is one person that comes to this site that has one ounce of interest in this mess...if so leave me a reply and one reason why this sounds cool.
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3:35PM on 02/05/2014

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everytime I hear something new about this movie, it only gets worse...when you have great sourcematerial with superb stroryarcs, why not stick with it? ...ah well, i don't care anymore, we will just have to wait and see when the trailer hits but i think i will skip this one...
everytime I hear something new about this movie, it only gets worse...when you have great sourcematerial with superb stroryarcs, why not stick with it? ...ah well, i don't care anymore, we will just have to wait and see when the trailer hits but i think i will skip this one...
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3:13PM on 02/05/2014
Yeah the whole thing about changing genders for Dr Doom I think is just a publicity stunt to get people talking about the film. Don't believe it.
Yeah the whole thing about changing genders for Dr Doom I think is just a publicity stunt to get people talking about the film. Don't believe it.
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2:55PM on 02/05/2014

Everytime I see Superman vs. Batman casting I get more and more disappointed...

...and then I just remind myself "Well, at least it's not as bad as what they're doing to Fantastic Four."
...and then I just remind myself "Well, at least it's not as bad as what they're doing to Fantastic Four."
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2:52PM on 02/05/2014

Sounds like the clocks really ticking to start this thing

because it is. Fox gave the rights to Daredevil back to Marvel to keep this project, and every new development I hear about it sounds like a half assed attempt to get this thing done like a grade school science fair project. I hope this production has the luck of Terry Gilliam's Quixote pic, and the Four end up back home @ Marvel.
because it is. Fox gave the rights to Daredevil back to Marvel to keep this project, and every new development I hear about it sounds like a half assed attempt to get this thing done like a grade school science fair project. I hope this production has the luck of Terry Gilliam's Quixote pic, and the Four end up back home @ Marvel.
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2:24PM on 02/05/2014

Come on

Fox, keep screwing up and itll be a matter of time before you will have to give up the license back to Marvel. Making Dr Doom a female is just stupid.
Fox, keep screwing up and itll be a matter of time before you will have to give up the license back to Marvel. Making Dr Doom a female is just stupid.
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2:16PM on 02/05/2014
Why are they skewing so young for Reed Richards? Even though the first two were utter crap, they nailed the casting with the huge exception of Sue Storm. Andrew Lincoln and Elizabeth Banks would make a solid pair. Or Nikolaj Coster-Waldau?
Why are they skewing so young for Reed Richards? Even though the first two were utter crap, they nailed the casting with the huge exception of Sue Storm. Andrew Lincoln and Elizabeth Banks would make a solid pair. Or Nikolaj Coster-Waldau?
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3:00PM on 02/05/2014
Banks is great, but maybe a little old for Sue in an origin story, although Andrew Lincoln and Margot Robie would be absolutely dynamite.
Banks is great, but maybe a little old for Sue in an origin story, although Andrew Lincoln and Margot Robie would be absolutely dynamite.
2:07PM on 02/05/2014

Ehhh.....No Thank You

Is anyone else not excited about this reboot? I just think the awful ones with Jessica Alba were so bad and so recent that this reboot has little chance of getting people excited. Same goes for the rumors about The Rock taking over the Green Lantern. Maybe they will pull an Amazing Spiderman and the reboot will be better the last couple they made. Who knows.......
Is anyone else not excited about this reboot? I just think the awful ones with Jessica Alba were so bad and so recent that this reboot has little chance of getting people excited. Same goes for the rumors about The Rock taking over the Green Lantern. Maybe they will pull an Amazing Spiderman and the reboot will be better the last couple they made. Who knows.......
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2:06PM on 02/05/2014
Man, even Corman tried to stay semi-faithful...
Man, even Corman tried to stay semi-faithful...
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4:03PM on 02/05/2014
He didn't 'tried', he was... That's the most accurate and faithful screen version of the FF... How SAD is that ?!
He didn't 'tried', he was... That's the most accurate and faithful screen version of the FF... How SAD is that ?!
2:06PM on 02/05/2014
A female Dr. Doom? PLEASE let this and Josh Gad, and all the other ridiculous things we have heard of this project happen. Batman and Robin has held the throne of worst comic book movie ever for far too long. We need a new champion.
A female Dr. Doom? PLEASE let this and Josh Gad, and all the other ridiculous things we have heard of this project happen. Batman and Robin has held the throne of worst comic book movie ever for far too long. We need a new champion.
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2:06PM on 02/05/2014

No way

As misguided as Fox is with their two franchises I just can't fathom they would do that with Dr Doom. Is there even a script for this movie? Production starts in March??! They better get shit going fast.
As misguided as Fox is with their two franchises I just can't fathom they would do that with Dr Doom. Is there even a script for this movie? Production starts in March??! They better get shit going fast.
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2:01PM on 02/05/2014

Dr. Doom as a woman...

And there will be only two members of the Fantastic Four. It makes as much sense.
And there will be only two members of the Fantastic Four. It makes as much sense.
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1:57PM on 02/05/2014
Instead of gender-reversing Dr. Doom, why not use Lucia von Bardes? Oh wait, because that would make some sense.
Instead of gender-reversing Dr. Doom, why not use Lucia von Bardes? Oh wait, because that would make some sense.
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1:52PM on 02/05/2014
So bad its funny if Doom is a woman.
So bad its funny if Doom is a woman.
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1:52PM on 02/05/2014

Ermmm NO!

Reed Richards = Andrew Lincoln
Sue Storm = Laura Vandervoort
Johnny Storm = Ryan Reynolds
Ben Grimm = Vin Diesel
Reed Richards = Andrew Lincoln
Sue Storm = Laura Vandervoort
Johnny Storm = Ryan Reynolds
Ben Grimm = Vin Diesel
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1:28PM on 02/05/2014
Everything about this movie is terrible. I keep reading the articles in the hopes that every rumor we've heard so far was wrong and Trank actually started making some good casting decisions. I'm sorry, I don't want to keep the fire going on the debate about Michael B. Jordan. But I just don't think he has it in him to be Johnny Storm. Nothing in his acting career so far screams hot head daredevil to me, and I know actors shouldn't rely on playing the same role all the time, but for some
Everything about this movie is terrible. I keep reading the articles in the hopes that every rumor we've heard so far was wrong and Trank actually started making some good casting decisions. I'm sorry, I don't want to keep the fire going on the debate about Michael B. Jordan. But I just don't think he has it in him to be Johnny Storm. Nothing in his acting career so far screams hot head daredevil to me, and I know actors shouldn't rely on playing the same role all the time, but for some reason I just can't picture him in the role. Black/white thing aside.

The rest of the casting decisions sound terrible. Miles Teller, only saw him in Project X and he definitely doesn't seem like a Reed Richards to me. That character needs to be the mature one of the group. The guy that always has a level head and ready to take a step back to analyze the situation. If anything, based on his past performances, I would say he's better for the Human Torch role.

Both Rossum and Mara are bad choices for the role. Rossum, maybe but I don't see it. Mara, just a no, mostly because I think she's better than this piece of crap.

And whoever they have up there for The Thing (I'm too lazy to scroll back up and read). I guess he'll do. Never seen him in anything nor heard of him before. But with the train wreck of a cast they have so far, who cares?

As for Dr. Doom, even Trank must realize if he tries to change the gender of the character he's going to alienate so many people from this movie. I'm sorry, but if you want a successful super hero movie, you need to appease the fanboys first. Because they're the ones that will hype your movie and drag the rest of their friends and gfs to go see it.
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1:14PM on 02/05/2014
I don't give a shit anymore.
I don't give a shit anymore.
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1:17PM on 02/05/2014
Bingo...
Bingo...
1:04PM on 02/05/2014
I have no Idea how to feel about this film. I think Teller and Jordan are two great up and coming actors, but I feel like they're too young for their roles and the fact that Johnny isn't African American. But I am a fan of Christian Cooke and think he's a terrific actor (Cemetery Junction, Magic City) and and think he would make for a good Ben Grimm/The Thing and love the fact that they're testing Emmy Rossum for Sue Storm. She would bring a lot of great depth to the role and look and has been
I have no Idea how to feel about this film. I think Teller and Jordan are two great up and coming actors, but I feel like they're too young for their roles and the fact that Johnny isn't African American. But I am a fan of Christian Cooke and think he's a terrific actor (Cemetery Junction, Magic City) and and think he would make for a good Ben Grimm/The Thing and love the fact that they're testing Emmy Rossum for Sue Storm. She would bring a lot of great depth to the role and look and has been the best choice I have heard for the character. If the final roster turns out to be Teller, Rossum, Jordan, and Cooke...then I guess I could live with it even though I would rather see the rights go back to Marvel.

As for Dr. Doom switching genders...that is a fucking terrible idea. I'm all for a female villain, but don't turn one of Marvel's best iconic villains into a female. That's the last thing this reboot needs.
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3:02PM on 02/05/2014
So Johnny Storm can't be black but it's ok for Shredder to be white? Also, the way these characters were written originally they were fighting crime in the 1970's, but now they want to update them to the modern day?! That's messed up! If race doesn't matter, how is making Johnny Storm black any different then making these characters part of a different time period then how their creators envisioned them?
So Johnny Storm can't be black but it's ok for Shredder to be white? Also, the way these characters were written originally they were fighting crime in the 1970's, but now they want to update them to the modern day?! That's messed up! If race doesn't matter, how is making Johnny Storm black any different then making these characters part of a different time period then how their creators envisioned them?
3:58PM on 02/05/2014
I don't like the idea of Shredder being a white guy. He's not a white guy.
I don't like the idea of Shredder being a white guy. He's not a white guy.
4:10PM on 02/05/2014
genaros don't mind soloist, he's apparently obligated to bring in his ignorant, racism for the torch casting in every FF4 article, even if the news has nothing to do with his casting.
genaros don't mind soloist, he's apparently obligated to bring in his ignorant, racism for the torch casting in every FF4 article, even if the news has nothing to do with his casting.
5:10PM on 02/05/2014
Dr. Doom can´t be a woman and Johny Storm can´t be black! There, I said it! Why? Cause Sue and Johny are sister and brother. And you can come up with all those fucking "he or she could be adopted"-crap as much as you want, it would change the dynamik of the team and wouldn´t make any sense. And yes, Shredder should be asian and the Black Panther should be, well, black.
Dr. Doom can´t be a woman and Johny Storm can´t be black! There, I said it! Why? Cause Sue and Johny are sister and brother. And you can come up with all those fucking "he or she could be adopted"-crap as much as you want, it would change the dynamik of the team and wouldn´t make any sense. And yes, Shredder should be asian and the Black Panther should be, well, black.
5:59PM on 02/05/2014
Well said.
Well said.
1:47AM on 02/06/2014
Holy smack dud, way to put words in a guy's mouth. Soloist didn't even say a single thing about liking William Fichtner being Shredder, did you jut pull that out of thin air so you could rag on him or what? Gender and race should be an intrinsic part of a character. Yes, there are some poorly written movies where you can arbitrarily change those attributes and the character with no ramifications, but that's just weak writing. Those attributes don't need to, and typically shouldn't, define the
Holy smack dud, way to put words in a guy's mouth. Soloist didn't even say a single thing about liking William Fichtner being Shredder, did you jut pull that out of thin air so you could rag on him or what? Gender and race should be an intrinsic part of a character. Yes, there are some poorly written movies where you can arbitrarily change those attributes and the character with no ramifications, but that's just weak writing. Those attributes don't need to, and typically shouldn't, define the character but if you're doing it right they definitely should inform them.
7:37AM on 02/06/2014
He has praised the casting of shredder even tho it's a race change, why is this different?

He is a confused child!
He has praised the casting of shredder even tho it's a race change, why is this different?

He is a confused child!
11:25PM on 02/06/2014
I have never praised Shredder being a white guy. Never.
I have never praised Shredder being a white guy. Never.
12:57PM on 02/05/2014

Fuck no

A female Dr Doom?!?! You kidding me!?! Fuck this movie
A female Dr Doom?!?! You kidding me!?! Fuck this movie
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12:56PM on 02/05/2014

If they swap genders

Go with Rachel Weisz or Charlize Theron. For Sue, I'd much prefer Mara--she deserves more work.
Go with Rachel Weisz or Charlize Theron. For Sue, I'd much prefer Mara--she deserves more work.
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4:07PM on 02/05/2014
A few years back, a younger Charlize would have been the perfect Sue !
A few years back, a younger Charlize would have been the perfect Sue !
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12:56PM on 02/05/2014
Dr Doom? Get outa here! I did not see that coming.
Dr Doom? Get outa here! I did not see that coming.
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