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[14.04.2007] Harry von AICN meldet...
[...] turns out that they've found a voice for Galactus... Laurence Fishburne - now it's still a rumor - but a reliable one.
Then - apparently in Seattle on the night of April 10th - Fox had a test screening of FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER and the word on the screening that has reached me is that the film was "sooo bad that they felt dirty and wanted to write letters of complaint." [...]


[11.04.2007] Bei CS! gibt es ein neues Poster zum Sequel...

[19.03.2007] Bei KinoPoisk.ru gibt es ein paar Charakter-Poster zum Sequel...

[11.03.2007] Bei AICN gibt es "Silver Surfer" Promo-Artwork und mehr... ;-)

[09.03.2007] Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Julian McMahon...

[01.03.2007] Bei iKlipz kann man den neuen "Fantastic Four 2: Rise of The Silver Surfer" TV-Spot ebenfalls begutachten...

[27.02.2007] Bei CS! gibt es das "FF2"-Teaser-Poster und einen TV-Spot...

[23.02.2007] Bei DH gibt es ein Interview mit Ioan Gruffudd, der bereits für den 3. Teil unterschrieben hat...

[13.02.2007] Capone von AICN sprach mit Ioan Gruffudd alias Reed Richards, u.a. über das Sequel...

[21.01.2007] AICN widmet sich dem Gemächt des Silver Surfers... ;-)

[11.01.2007] Capone von AICN sprach mit Doug Jones alias Silver Surfer...
C: [...] All of the things you’ve said about the Surfer’s backstory... can you say, is that dealt with in the film?
DJ:
No, you’re not going to see much. I think he’s introduced in the film much like he’s introduced in the comic book.
C: Okay, just flying in and...
DJ:
He comes to earth on his usual, standard, everyday mission for Galactus, seeking out planets that are consumable and destroyable that have the right energy that Galactus can feed on.
C: So, does Galactus play a role in the film? Is he seen in the film?
DJ:
Well, that’s where you’re going to get a very nebulous quote from me. All I can say is that you can’t really introduce the Silver Surfer on film without Galactus as some sort of presence.
C: We all know that the Surfer is not a villain. He may have been fighting the Fantastic Four initially, but he’s not a villain.
DJ:
No, he’s not on an evil mission to control the universe himself, no, no. Even Galactus, I think, is just hungry, you know. We all need to eat, right?
C: Very true. Okay, you were talking about how the Surfer's backstory is dealt with. He comes in as the harbinger of Galactus. Is his backstory dealt with?
DJ:
"Touched on" is the phrasing I would use, but not exposed or shown. There's no need for it in this one. Hopefully, if we get the chance to do a stand-alone film, we can delve more into that.
C: Is that something that has been discussed as a possibility?
DJ:
It hasn't been discussed with me as far as, here's a script, here's what we want to do with the character. And this is just me and my opinion, but it would be great to see happen, wouldn't it?
C: Even before the Fantastic Four movies came out, the idea of a Silver Surfer movie has certainly come up over the years. I like that they're introducing the character in a Fantastic Four movie, since that keeps it more faithful with the source material. I should have asked you this when we were talking about the trailer, but the one concern that was voiced about it was that we see the Surfer's eyes. Have you heard this?
DJ:
Oh my gosh, the eyes have been talked about constantly. And the opinion is going back and forth, because of course in the comic book they were all white. I don't know, but being that I'm not a comic book purist, I kind of like seeing pupils and irises because I get more of a window to perform that way. That's my personal feeling, but everyone's going to differ on this one. And what you see in the trailer and what the finished product might be could be slightly different. [...]


[27.12.2006] Der "Fantastic Four 2" Teaser-Trailer ist online... Bei AICN gibt es ein paar Szenenbilder...

[24.12.2006] Die Offizielle FF2 Website ist gestartet...

[22.12.2006] USA Today zeigt ein erstes Bild vom Silver Surfer und schreibt...
[...] With computer-generated imagery techniques similar to those used to create Gollum in The Lord of the Rings, the slippery Surfer, voiced by Doug Jones, "will look somewhere between gun metal and fluid metallics so you can see the body motion, the breathing, the muscle tone, the mood," says Marvel Studios CEO Avi Arad.
The Surfer's mood is key to the story. After striking a deal with the evil Galactus to save his planet, the once-human Surfer wreaks havoc throughout the cosmos. "He is a highly emotional being, trapped inside fluid metal," Arad says.
Audiences will get a first look at the Silver Surfer this weekend in trailers before Night at the Museum. [...]


[21.12.2006] USA Today zeigt ein erstes Bild vom Silver Surfer Bei UndertakersLounge.com wird der kommende "Fantastic Four 2" Teaser-Trailer detailliert beschrieben...
[...] The cool approach that Fox has taken with this is to show a single scene - or at least an extended portion of a scene, as opposed to the usual barrage of quick cuts associated with action trailers (kind of like the trailer for last summer's The Devil Wears Prada, which I think was also a Fox film). We start at the wedding of Sue and Reed, with actor (and comic book fan) Brian Posehn as the preacher. Suddenly a silver streak splits through the sky. Reed directs Johnny to flame on and follow the object. The rest of the teaser is a high speed chase between Johnny and the Surfer. [...]

[19.12.2006] CS! sprach mit Kerry Washington über ihre Rolle als Alicia Masters...

[01.12.2006] Bei AICN gibt es ein Bild von den F4, inkl. Fantasticar !!!

[20.11.2006] Blackfilm.com sprach mit Beau Garrett über ihre FF2-Rolle als Frankie Raye...

[26.10.2006] CS! meldet...
MTV VJ and "Entertainment Tonight" correspondent Vanessa Minnillo has booked a role in 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer. She'll play the love interest of Chris Evans' character, the Human Torch. [...]

[24.10.2006] Bei Flickr.com gibt es neue Bilder vom FF2-Set... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!

[19.10.2006] Moviehole meldet...
Tim Story, back for another "Fantastic Four" jaunt, updated fans on his MySpace page about the sequel’s progress.
"So it has begun! The Fantastic Four have been photographed for Rise of The Silver Surfer. Felt like old times. Everyone's back in the mix and really picking their characters up where we last left off. We also shot Andre Braugher for the first time. He plays General Hager, an old acquaintance of Reed Richards and one of the major additions to the movie. Jessicas is looking amazing. Chris has his energetic performance firing on all cylinders. Ioan looks great and Chiklis is funny as ever as the blue-eyed Thing.
One of the days was pretty long. Just happened to be one of those locations that we can't come back to and we had a lot of effects shots. Those things always take forever. The background plates, then the actor buy himself, then the crowd. Blah blah blah. Wish we could shoot everything practically, but then again, I guess stretching Ioan may not go over too well. [...]"


[13.10.2006] Bei JoBlo.com gibt es Bilder von Probeaufnahmen für den computergenerierten Silver Surfer...

[04.10.2006] JoBlo.com meldet...
[...] Former model Beau Garrett has signed on to star as Frankie Raye, the love interest of the Human Torch (Chris Evans) who eventually replaces Silver Surfer as the herald of Galactus (who grants her cosmic power, turning her into Nova). Andre Baugher will play a military general assigned the responsibility of tracking down the Silver Surfer. [...]

[02.10.2006] Bei IESB gibt es ein Interview mit Tom Rothman von Fox...
IESB: [...] Weta is doing the CGI, Doug Jones doing the motion capture, we want to confirm this, you can’t have the Silver Surfer without Galactus making an appearance at one point or another in the film right?
TR: That’s true.
IESB: Avi has always referred to Galactus as a force of nature.
TR: Yeah.
IESB: Is he going to look like anything like we’ve seen him in the comic books?
TR: Yes, I think that Galactus, look, I don’t want to give away too much, right, but I will say this, Galactus will appear and fans will not be disappointed.
IESB: Do we have multiple villains here? Tim has said we are going to see Doom come back in full Doom gear but Alicia Masters is the daughter of the Puppet Master.
TR: I am very aware of that.
IESB: So, are we going to see any Puppet Master action here?
TR: (laughing) I will neither confirm nor deny, I will not confirm or deny, you got Galactus and Silver Surfer out of me and I am not going to confirm or deny. [...]
IESB: Obviously we know the story line, we know he’s the herald and we know that he eventually comes over to the hero side, are we hoping to see a spin off of the Silver Surfer?
TR: Well, I don’t want to be exuberant, but I will say this, we are investing a tremendous amount of money, time and care, to make the state of the art CGI Silver Surfer, to make him as great as modern technology can make him. And, the only thing that I would say is that the real, the ultimate pay off of that level of investment and doing it to its fullest possible extent, would really come if we are able to make future films. Like any movie, you have to make a really good first one before you should, let’s put it that way, make another one. So, we need to make this movie great and we need to make the Silver Surfer’s debut incredibly dazzling and compelling. But, we’re certainly putting everything that the business has to offer behind it in the hopes of doing that, in the hopes that the Silver Surfer has a long life.
IESB: And traditional look as well? We will see him with a surfboard?
TR: Yes, traditional look, very, very faithful look but it’s, obviously, it’s taking the comic look and giving it a 3D rendering. We have not yet determined what the voice casting will be. We’ve done a lot of work lately with Weta, as I said I saw some absolutely breathtaking shots of Saphira the dragon from Eragon, and even the test work they have done on the Surfer is incredibly cool. I honestly think it’s gonna blow people away but people will be able to judge pretty soon for themselves because I will tell you that the first teaser that we are going to put out of the movie, which will be very early in the new year, the first teaser will definitely reveal the Silver Surfer. So people won’t have long to wait to judge how well it is done.
IESB: So we will see the Silver Surfer the first couple of months of the new year.
TR: Yes, I can’t say exactly and I can’t imagine there would be a whole lot of it right, but, there will be shots of the reveal that will be in the first teaser. [...]


[25.09.2006] Hollywoodreporter.com berichtet...
20th Century Fox has chosen Academy Award-winning visual effects house Weta Digital to oversee the upcoming film "The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer." The studio tapped Weta to create a state-of-the-art version of the Marvel Comics character Silver Surfer. Noted character actor Doug Jones will provide performance and movement references for Weta, in a process similar to the way Andy Serkis portrayed Gollum in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. The voice casting of Silver Surfer has yet to be determined. Weta has developed an advanced computer-generated animation process that employs motion-capture techniques updated to add further dimensionality to the liquid-metal hero.

[09.09.2006] Bei SHH! gibt es neue Bilder vom FF2-Set...

[03.09.2006] CS! meldet...
Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer director Tim Story has updated his official Blog and says that filming has started on the sequel:
So it has begun! The Fantastic Four have been photographed for Rise of The Silver Surfer. Felt like old times. Everyone's back in the mix and really picking their characters up where we last left off.
We also shot Andre Braugher for the first time. He plays General Hager, an old acquaintance of Reed Richards and one of the major additions to the movie. Jessicas is looking amazing. Chris has his energetic performance firing on all cylinders. Ioan looks great and Chiklis is funny as ever as the blue-eyed Thing.
One of the days was pretty long. Just happened to be one of those locations that we can't come back to and we had a lot of effects shots. Those things always take forever. The background plates, then the actor buy himself, then the crowd. Blah blah blah. Wish we could shoot everything practically, but then again, I guess stretching Ioan may not go over too well.
More to come guys. Fairly straightforward start. 3 days off then we're back to it. [...]


[25.08.2006] Bei Flickr gibt es erste Bilder vom FF2-Set, weitere Bilder und noch mehr Bilder...

[19.08.2006] CS! meldet...
Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer has updated his official Blog [...]
Well here we are. Exactly two weeks til this all gets under way. Seeing a lot of stuff now.
The latest test of Chiklis' new thing makeup is looking good. I think I told you guys about how we were improving the suit. For one it's lighter and will allow Chikie to be more athletic. I know many of you wish the Thing could've been more agile, well you got it. Michael's excited. We've made improvements to areas like the brow. Yes yes, it's a little bigger. You guys have to remember the brow can't be too big because it just doesn't look as good as you might think, but we have improved it. This all came from the fans saying they wish it were bigger. He'll be wearing more clothes as well. Now that he's comfortable with himself, we can have more fun with his appearance. Wait until you see him in his tux.
The new mask for Doom is awesome. There's a more evil tone to it. I've been working on a maquette of the entire Doom look, complete with armor with my friends at Spectral Motion (the guys who brought you Thing, Beast, Juggernaut, Hellboy, etc...) The look is madd cool. I think you guys will like it. And don't worry Julian will be seen. I talked to him yesterday and he can't wait to get busy.
The Silver Surfer's look just continues to get better. We're trying test on the wake that his board will leave and we're starting to really get into the look of his eyes. Classic Surfer looks from the comic. I think you will all enjoy it. Yes, now the question that I keep getting asked too many times...Doug Jones or no Doug Jones. Here's the low down. Doug has been working on a number of things regarding the Surfer. In order for the presence of the CGI SS to appear and move real, we need someone to perfect movement and provide a base, to which WETA can do their thing. That the jest of it. I don't know what that confirms for you guys but there you go.
Oh yeah, I didn't tell you guys the result of my "studio meetings". Well it wasn't as painful as I thought it was going to be. We found places to cut and not mess with the integrity of the movie. Both sides were happy. 6 hrs ya'll...6! Stuck in a room - dissecting every piece of this movie. The coolest thing was actually the difficulty in finding things to cut. That normally means you need what you got. For the aspiring directors and writers - if you cut it out and find that you don't miss it...you never needed it.
As filming begins, I'll try to share on set pix. I can't get to crazy but whatever I can I will. And for those of you expecting me to pop up on Superherohype, forgive me, I just didn't think that I could keep up with two different blog areas. My days are swamped as you can imagine. [...]


[22.07.2006] AICN berichtet von der Comic-Con 2006 und liefert Infos aus erster Hand...
[...] Doug was finally asked about 3/4ths of the way through the panel about the Silver Surfer rumors. His response was "No comment... I'm so sorry. That's like taking porn away from a teenager..." Let's pause a second and look at his shirt.
Obviously it's a shiny, silverish shirt. He further commented: "I will not be wearing a greenscreen leotard or mo-cap suit in the near future, that I'm aware of... What do you think of this shirt on me? Let me just say I tried this shirt out and I want to buy it, but they're authorizing my credit card as we speak. If I do end up with this shirt, I promise I'll treat the suit very, very carefully and with great respect." Nice, eh? [...]


[17.07.2006] AICN meldet...
[...] Seems that the convention booker for Doug Jones (Abe Sapien in HELLBOY) is telling people that Doug’s going to be giving the motion-capture performance as The Silver Surfer for the FANTASTIC FOUR sequel Fox is gearing up on right now. If true, that’s actually pretty damn good casting. His work in PAN’S LABYRINTH as the monsters is amazing, and I’m sure he’ll give the Surfer the otherworldly quality he needs. Maybe they’ll confirm or deny this one at ComicCon next week. [...]

[12.07.2006] CS! meldet...
Fantastic Four and The Silver Surfer director Tim Story has given an update about the sequel on his Blog:
I've been going crazy prepping this thing. Just got back from Vancouver, which is of course where we will be filming the movie, and things are shaping up. It's the hard part of the phase where I have to make the ..'s work. Even with 100+ mil, there's never enough money. Looking at the plan for the new Baxter Building interior and it's going to be hot. We're going more high tech and we're giving Reed Richards and the gang more gadgets this time around. The "4" logo will be everywhere as we are used to seeing it. They are a corporation now.
I'm going to use some looks that have been inspired from more recent comics, like in "The Ulimate Exstinction" and a little from the "Ultimate Fan Four" series. I know what you're thinking "Kirby, Kirby, Kirby!" There will be much props given to Kirby throughout the movie.
What I'm really excited about is the Fantasticar. It's coming guys in all it's glory. Wait until you see it. It's going to split in pieces and all that. Johnny and Ben fight over who should fly it. All the fun you expect.
Fantastic Four and The Silver Surfer hits theaters on June 15, 2007.


[04.07.2006] Moviehole meldet...
One rumour that has been making its way around the Internet in recent weeks is this one about Vin Diesel possibly playing The Silver Surfer in "The Fantastic Four 2". I’m sure you’ve all heard it. And the rumour mill went [further] into overdrive last week, when it was announced that Diesel had left his new film "Black Water Transit" - for undisclosed reasons.
That rumour? Not true. It is on the fast track to the recycle bin. Wham. Bam. Boom. No xXx fighting alongside the troops in blue, I’m sorry to say. Whatever reason Diesel left "Transit", has nothing to do with "FF2".
The film’s director, Tim Story, told me this morning that although The Silver Surfer is indeed in the movie, it won’t be Vin Diesel playing him.
"No truth to it", Story said, when asked about the Diesel rumours. "The Surfer will be a new CGI design being developed especially for the movie. It's going to be incredible".
The Silver Surfer is a galaxy-cruising defender endowed with superhuman strength, who is able to control and direct cosmic energies, with enough force to destroy a city.
Initially, he was going to front his own picture (and probably will, sometime in the future), but the studio have decided to team him up with "The Fantastic Four" for his first movie out of the gate.


[22.06.2006] Bei AICN gibt es ein "Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer" Teaser-Poster von der NY Licensing Show 2006...

[12.06.2006] Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Ioan Gruffudd...
[...] Although Gruffudd has had some time to adjust to the overwhelming success of the first installment of the "Fantastic Four" series, he still can't believe the film's popularity. "It's fantastic. You know it's beyond our wildest dreams on how it performed in the box office. Obviously personally I'm delighted that we're going back. Hopefully this one will be successful and we'll go back for a third one as well after that."
While he's still in disbelief about the success, he's certain about his character. "I'm sure Reed Richards, Mr. Fantastic is very capable of holding onto his woman," he laughed when I asked if he was worried about the competition over Sue (Jessica Alba) and if he thought he could lose her.
Besides Michael Chiklis, Alba and Chris Evans being brought back to reprise their roles, Gruffudd set the record straight on Dr. Doom -- Julian McMahon, who played the character in the first film, will be back too. "I'm sure he'll be just as ambiguous. Is he on our side or isn't he?" [...]


[01.06.2006] USA Today sprach mit Jessica Alba, u.a. über "FF2"...
[...] We start Fantastic Four 2 in August. The four of us learn that there are other people out there with superpowers, and the Silver Surfer appears as a villain/hero. And another villain comes in as well. My character, Susan Storm, has another love triangle and may use a power people haven't seen before. She's the most powerful of the four. [...]

[27.05.2006] SHH! zitiert Avi Arad, u.a. bezüglich "Fantastic Four 2"...
[...] "It's a couple of years later and we get to see what their life is like. What else is there for them to accomplish, what issues are in their lives, where's Doom?"
Regarding Galactus: "They'll be some pretty big surprises. What we're trying to do is not to show him, but to show someone else, initially." [...]


[16.05.2006] CS! meldet...
In a classic case of history repeating itself, 20th Century Fox has moved their 2007 superhero sequel Fantastic Four 2 off its plum 4th of July release date to June 15, two weeks earlier, presumably to get away from Steven DreamWorks' Transformers, which laid claim to the holiday release date last year.
This follows the similar move of the original Fantastic Four away from the same weekend last year, when it would have gone up against Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds, a move which proved to be a smart one for the studio.
The FF have taken the slot previously planned for the release of Jay "Meet the Parents" Roach's new comedy Used Guys, which is now looking for a new release date.


[04.05.2006] Moviehole meldet...
As previously rumoured, popular Marvel comic book character The Silver Surfer is set to join The Fantastic Four on screen, for the blue crew’s next adventure.
Though once rumoured to be debuting in his own film, Surfer will now be popping up as a key player in "Fantastic Four 2". Though there are two different scripts that the studio has to choose from - one by "Twin Peaks" scribe Mark Frost and another by Don Payne, of "Super Ex-Girlfriend" - they both apparently feature the probably Surfer, according to Variety.
Keanu Reeves, The Rock, and Vin Diesel are just some of the actors whose names have been branded about for the role of The Silver Surfer - a galaxy-cruising protector endowed with superhuman strength, who is able to control and direct cosmic energies, with enough force to destroy a city - in the past, when it was initially going to be it’s own stand-alone project. The budget of this film is probably so far blown it won’t be able to stretch anymore for as big a name - so wouldn’t expect any of those guys to be riding the board. [...]


[20.02.2006] Harry von AICN schreibt...
[...] FANTASTIC FOUR 2. The rumors I've been hearing is that this will be Tim Story's version of sacred comic texts... FF 48, 49, 50.
Then I got an email from Masheen81, that this month's WIRED magazine reported that Keanu Reeves has been mentioned as the lead in a SILVER SURFER feature for Fox. Oddly, I feel that's perfect casting. And in tandem with the rumors about GALACTUS and the FF, it makes one wonder if they plan to introduce the Surfer as he should be introduced in an FF movie. [...]


[08.02.2006] JoBlo.com meldet...
A casting call for the FANTASTIC FOUR sequel was recently posted on "Elite Casting Network" with a strict mandate to "NOT REPOST IN FORUMS", which obviously means PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE POST IN FORUMS.
Casting is now in process. We are looking for many different "TYPES". If you are interested in auditioning please contact production for more instructions on how to submit your headshot and resume.
The Fantastic Four will battle Silver Surfer and his planet-eating master Galactus. [...]


[31.01.2006] Latino Review sprach mit dem Regisseur Tim Story über die Fortsetzung...
While at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles I ran into Tim Story, the director of the Fantastic Four and as you know by now he will also be directing the upcoming sequel Fantastic Four 2. Once I saw him I just yelled it out to him "Tim what's up man? We seeing the Puppet Master in Fantastic Four 2?, which of course he laughed it off and just said, "I can't tell you" (Laughs)
I ended up chatting with him for like 5 mintues or so and of course I had to go around the question regarding the Puppet Master like is Kerry Washington going to be in the sequel, "Kerry will have a larger role in the sequel" Story said. So who knows maybe that means that yes we will see the Puppet Master as the villain for the sequel, or maybe we will see more of Kerry Washington as the blind love interest to Ben Grimm's aka THE THING, since that's how they left it off in the first film. Kerry Washington plays Alicia Masters, who is the daughter to the Puppet Master.
Before I hopped on my ride to the airport back to NYC I asked him when does shooting start, Story replies, "August 1st up in Vancouver" And finally I asked Story that towards the end of the first film, it left it wide open that Doom will be back, so will he? "Yes that I can tell you. He will be back in full DOOM, not like we had him in the first film" [...]


[27.01.2006] IESB sprach mit Tom Rothman von Fox...
Q: Looking beyond, besides X-Men can we talk about Fantastic 4, they say they are scouting, I talked to Michael Chiklis recently at The Shield event that was going on, he said he's quite excited, when do we hear about some forward momentum?
TR:
We're writing. That's the thing, we are aiming for July of '07 which seems like a long time but in our world isn't, it's a short time, it's not either a short or long but it's not so far away as it sounds let put it that way. We are working on the script now. So look, I make the same promise to the fans that we have on all of these which is there's only on answer, you have to have a great script. X-Men is as strong as it is because the script was great right and you know we're gonna push hard to make the script for FF as strong as it can possibly be. So, you know, my hope is that we will start shooting some time in the summer.
Q: No revelations of who we can expect, are we gonna see Julian's character back, are we seeing Dr. Doom come back?
TR:
You know, (laughing) I've done pretty well, I've given you a lot of stuff, I'll be in trouble on that [...]


[05.12.2005] Yahoo! meldet...
20th Century Fox is set for another "Fantastic" voyage.
The studio has confirmed months of speculation that it would bring its summer box office hit "Fantastic Four" back for a second installment. Director Tim Story and scribe Mark Frost have signed on for the sequel, which is set for a July 4, 2007 release.
The first installment, which grossed more than $154 million domestically despite appalling reviews, also had been slated for a July 4 weekend bow but switched to July 8 to avoid a head-to-head clash with "War of the Worlds." The move paid off as the Marvel comic book-based tale earned $56 million in its opening take. This time around, "Fantastic Four" will be facing a formidable superhero foe in "Spider-Man 3," which opens in May 2007.
The first film's fantastic quartet -- Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis -- are expected to reprise their roles, as they originally inked deals extending through a planned trilogy. However, Julian McMahon, who played villain Victor Von Doom in the first film, will not be back because he instead opted to star opposite Sandra Bullock in thriller "Premonition," which begins production in January. [...]


[11.10.2005] Moviehole meldet...
[...] Julian McMahon tells IE that he'll be back for one more "Fantastic Four" movie. After that, he'll be hanging up his 'Doom' mask.
"My contract is a little different from everyone else because it is wirth Fox rather than with Fantastic Four", he tells the paper. "Fantastic Four did a lot for me. It bridged the gap between me and studio films and it got me involved with one of the largest studios we have and with that team of people, which means you are on their radar now when they're doing different things".
McMahon, currently filming "Prisoner", says there's not a day when "somebody doesn't say, 'There's Dr Doom' or 'Hey, I loved your work on Fantastic Four'. The amount of people who have seen it worldwide now is enormous."
In otherwords, expect Dr Doom to either have an unfortunate run-in with some TNT in the next sequel, or possibly just be carried away to the no-doubt-choccas supervillain prison. [...]


[01.10.2005] CS! sprach mit Jessica Alba...
[...] what does Alba think of the success of the Fantastic Four movie despite the negative criticism of it on the internet? "Any negative buzz anybody had, they knew nothing about the comic book," she insisted. "They were comparing it to Batman. It's not dark. It's a fun, family comic book. That's the charm of it. It doesn't take itself seriously, and it's a little campy. That's why kids and parents can read it and everyone can get something from it. I know most of the reviews wanted it to be another movie. They didn't understand why the 'Fantastic Four' was successful, and they certainly didn't know anything about the comic books." (Actually, this writer disagrees with the previous statement, but being completely under Jessica Alba's spell made me forget how to disagree.) She confirmed that they are working on a sequel, but they aren't telling her anything about it. [...]

[15.09.2005] IESB sprach kürzlich mit Julian McMahon, u.a. über "FF2"...
[...] "Fox is moving forward on a sequel to Fantastic Four, that film made lots of money and will make loads more with the DVD release, we have been told to expect to start shooting next year," says McMahon.
He added that he has been told that Dr. Doom is expected to have some help this time around. When asked if the Puppet Master will lending a hand he said that he couldn't comment. [...]


[20.07.2005] AICN kommentiert das geplante "Fantastic Four"-Sequel...

[19.07.2005] Blickpunkt:Film berichtet über die deutschen Kinocharts...
[...] Während "Madagascar" mit seinem Ergebnis im Vergleich zu den US-Zahlen jedoch erfreulich abschnitt, blieben "Fantastic Four" (431 Startkopien) und "Die Hochzeits-Crasher" (353 Startkopien) hinter den Erwartungen - und dem zweitplatzierten "Krieg der Welten", der auf etwa 195.000 Kinogänger kam - zurück. "Fantastic Four", in den USA mit 56 Mio. Dollar gestartet, belegte mit geschätzten 165.000 Besuchern Platz drei [...]

[14.07.2005] Heute startet "Fantastic Four" in den deutschen Kinos...

[11.07.2005] Blickpunkt:Film berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
Am 20. Wochenende wurde der Boxoffice-Bann in den USA gebrochen: Angetrieben von starken 56,0 Mio. Dollar der Marvel-Verfilmung "The Fantastic Four", war der Wochenendumsatz in den amerikanischen Kinos endlich wieder besser als am vergleichbaren Vorjahreswochenende. Trotz mäßiger Besprechungen legte die in 3602 Kinos gestartete Verfilmung des populärsten Marvel-Comics einen Start hin, der beinahe identisch mit dem von "X-Men - Der Film" (54,5 Mio. Dollar) vor fünf Jahren war - und nach "Star Wars: Episode III - Die Rache der Sith" und "Krieg der Welten" der bisher drittbeste in diesem Kinosommer. [...]

[10.07.2005] CS! meldet...
The summer slump may have finally taken a turn for the better, as 20th Century Fox's big screen version of the Marvel Comics superfamily Fantastic Four, directed by Tim Story, came out of the gate with an estimated $20.8 million opening day. That's just slightly less than Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds's opening day last week, and also just under what the first X-Men movie made five years ago. Although it's too early to tell, it's likely that Fantastic Four will be Fox's third film to top $50 million opening weekend along with Star Wars Episode III and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. [...]

[09.07.2005] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Quint...
[...] I didn't want the film to end up being as bad or worse than I was expecting. I actually had some hope that I'd enjoy at least the spectacle of it, but the movie really does come up empty on all accounts. The characters are drab, uninspired and boring (with the exceptions of The Torch and The Thing). The spectacle is mishandled, the effects second rate at best. When you don't have a good script and can't even bring in the eye candy, then I don't know what to say. [...]

[07.07.2005] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Harry Knowles...
[...] I think LITTLE kids will dig it, and mundanes (aka people not really familiar with the FF).
The more that you love the Fantastic Four - the more disappointed you’ll be in the film. The more educated in effects, film and the human language that you are - the more disappointed you’ll be in the film. This isn’t so bad that I felt embarrassed for my favorite heroes - instead, it’s just a sad as hell that Fox and Marvel wasted what could have been such a fantastic opportunity to really raise the bar across the film world in terms of the superhero film.. [...]


[03.07.2005] Bei Moviehole gibt es ein Interview mit Julian McMahon...

[02.07.2005] Moviehole zitiert Avi Arad...
[...] Arad confirmed that all the cast are signed for a sequel, and that he likes the idea of bringing The Puppet Master in as the rogue for the next bout. "Puppet Master's a great character", he says "Don't we all wish we had this power - especially when we are mad at someone". Arad confirmed that Kerry Washington's character Alicia Masters will have a bigger role to play in future instalments. "It's not a big role in this one, but it's establishing her".

[30.06.2005] Bei AICN gibt es weitere Kritiken...
[...] Look, this movie isn't Shakespeare, and it doesn't pretend to be. It is just a fun summer movie full of action, a great looking girl, and a few laughs. The first movie in a franchise is where we get to meet the characters, and get a taste of things to come. This movie does that extremely well, and I can't wait to see what the future has in store for these characters. So Sit back , eat your popcorn, and enjoy the ride. [...]

[29.06.2005] Bei AICN gibt es Kritiken, und Harry erkennt einen Trend: "Better than expected, but still not that fantastic"... Bei CS! gibt es mehrere Szenenbilder...

[28.06.2005] Bei FoxJapan.com gibt es den japanischen "F4"-Trailer...

[24.06.2005] Bei CS! gibt es ein weiteres Filmposter...

[22.06.2005] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik (5/10)...
[...] Fantastic Four feels very much like an extended episode of Charmed with great special effects. The best shots in the film are the ones that are completely computer generated eg, city shots and zooms, and that's thanks to the effects team not the director.
As for the cast, well.....they're not too bad, Michael Chiklis (TV's The Shield) does justice to Ben Grimm/The Thing but unfortunately this is one time that I wish they had used 100% CG for a character rather than a rubber suit, as it clearly looks like a rubber suit, not rock like it should! [...]


[21.06.2005] Bei BenMoody.com gibt es das Musik-Video "Everything Burns" von Ben Moody, feat. Anastacia (WMP/Real) aus dem "Fantastic Four" Soundtrack, mit Szenen aus dem Film...
Mit Dank an Jörg-Rene Franke

[16.06.2005] Bei Apple.com gibt es den finalen "Fantastic Four" Trailer...

[11.06.2005] SciFi.com sprach mit Ioan Gruffudd...

[07.06.2005] Blackfilm.com sprach mit Kerry Washington...

[26.05.2005] Bei AICN bzw. Fantastic411.com gibt es mehrere neue Bilder aus dem Film...

[19.05.2005] Bei Yahoo! Movies gibt es einen exklusiven Trailer...

[19.04.2005] Bei 4players.de gibt es einen sehenswerten Teaser-Trailer zum "Fantastic Four"-Videospiel...

[14.04.2005] HNR berichtet über das Ende der Nachdrehs...
David Gorder, associate producer of 20th Century Fox/Marvel Sudios' Fantastic Four said the film has now wrapped additional photography in Vancouver with the entire cast.
"We shot some excellent new scenes which will augment the story and add some great and classic character moments the fans will really enjoy," Gorder said.
"John Ottman will begin scoring the movie in May and (director) Tim Story will be selecting a very cool title design for the opening titles as he completes editing and mixing the movie.
"Expect to see some new one sheet art in the coming weeks as well, as we completed some additional gallery shooting with the cast to promote the movie worldwide on billboards and movie posters."
The film will benefit from an extensive cross-marketing program including games from Activision, a soundtrack from Wind-up Records, action figures from Marvel's Toy Biz Worldwide subsidiary and bonus features on the DVD release from Fox Home Entertainment.
Activision commissioned four bands to write a song about a specific FF character.
"Error Operator" by Taking Back Sunday is dedicated to 'Mr. Fantastic', Jurassic 5's "Clobberin' Time", the 'Thing', Explosion's "I'm on Fire", the 'Human Torch' and Go Betty Go's "Everywhere" for the 'Invisible Woman'
The action figure line from Toy Biz will be available in stores throughout the summer, with a marketing focus built round the theme "Do Your Thing".


[05.04.2005] Bei HNR gibt es Infos zu den Nachdrehs...
Fantastic Four Director Tim Story is now in Vancouver to film re-shoots with the whole lead cast assembled. Scheduling conflicts have pushed the re-shoots back from early March - to late March - and now into April. [...]
They will also be re-shooting the X-Games scene at the Plaza of Nations [...]
We also hear that filming might have already started in-studio over the weekend. [...]


[21.03.2005] Bei AICN gibt es einen Bericht über das F4-Panel auf der "Wizard World"...
[...] Fantastic 4 panel with Chris Evans (Human Torch) and Avi Arad. Both had a good time with the audience and came off very passionate about the movie. But the best news was the awesome footage they showed, from the reel they prepared for the theater convention Showest. How amazing was it? Let me put it this way: I wasn't convinced by the first trailer, but this sold me 100 percent. It had what we're looking for: great effects, humor, super-hot Jessica Alba (what a year she's having!,all the stuff we love from the comics
Highlights: Reed's stretching down a huge building, Johnny yelling "Flame On!" as he turns into a fireball, The Thing vs. truck collision, Doom battling Sue, and The Thing's signature line: "It's Clobbering Time!" (which got the biggest cheers from the audience). During the Q&A, someone asked to see the footage again, and the reaction was just as strong the 2nd viewing. Great stuff. I hope you guys get to see it in some form.
More on the Q&A: Chris didn't know the comics at first, but did a lot of research when he got the role; Avi said it took 11 years to get effects technology where it needed to be for the film, plus that amount of time to get the script right. Chris is signed for 2 sequels and he can't wait to do them. [...]


[20.03.2005] Bei AICN gibt es einen Bericht über die Fox-Präsentation auf der ShoWest...
[...] Fantastic Four also got a big push, with new footage and the cast appearing. FINALLY, some major effects to be seen, some new stuff of the 4 showing their powers, especially Mr. Fantastic's super stretchy heroics. Also liked the shot of the truck crashing into The Thing. It was in the old trailer, but looks better here. [...]

[12.03.2005] Bei CS! gibt es das Teaser-Poster...

[10.03.2005] Comics Continuum meldet...
Julian McMahon, who is playing Doctor Doom in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie, said he is contracted for a sequel.
"I'm signed on to do the sequel, but I really have to be honest with you, the way that I would look at it if I was Fox and those guys, it depends on how well Von Doom is received and how well you could fit him back in again," McMahon said. "It if works storyline-wise and if the audience liked him, I'd say they should bring him back. It would be a no-brainer.
"But if they feel like you kind of have done Von Doom and they need to bring in someone else, I can understand that as well. But we'll see."
In presenting Doctor Doom for the big screen, visual effects supervisor Kurt Williams said that it will be done mostly with prosthetics until toward the end of the film.
"When he fully escalates into full Doom, he has this power that he sort of controls the energy in the room and the electricity, so there¹s a lot of scenes where he drains the energy in the room and the lights come down," Williams said. "At the end, that power is sort of his own doing. He grows just like the other characters do.
"One of the events of the movie that¹s kind of important is that he¹s a big threat in the movie to the Fantastic Four. And he¹s got a lot of power that really threatens them, as well as the public in New York. So we¹re treating him with an electrical field. We¹ll generate some light sources that come from under his skin, that gives a topical electrical effect with him, it makes it organic, it¹s coming from inside him."


[09.03.2005] Bei mysan.de gibt es neue Szenenbilder...

[07.03.2005] Bei HNR gibt es Infos zu den Nachdrehs...

[19.01.2005] Die Offizielle Website ist gestartet und der "Fantastic Four" Trailer ist online...

[30.12.2004] Wie Cinescape meldet, werden das Ende des Films und die Spezialeffekte überarbeitet bzw. erweitert, damit sich u.a. Mister Fantastic etwas besser entfalten bzw. verbiegen kann... Die erstaunlichen Effekte von Pixar's "Die Unglaublichen - The Incredibles" haben 20th Century Fox dazu veranlasst nochmals 20 Millionen Dollar locker zu machen !!!

[10.12.2004] Bei SHH! gibt es ein exklusives Bild der F4...

[30.11.2004] Bei HNR gibt es einen weiteren Set-Bericht...

[21.11.2004] Bei SHH! gibt es das erste offizielle Bild von Dr. Doom in Rüstung... Und bei HNR gibt es einen neuen Set-Bericht...

[12.11.2004] Bei HNR gibt es neue Bilder und einen Set-Bericht...

[03.11.2004] Bei SHH! gibt es neue Set-Bilder... Und bei IESB gibt es sehenswerte Concept-Art...

[01.11.2004] Bei JoBlo.com gibt es erste bewegte Bilder... Und bei AICN gibt es einen wenig freundlichen Kommentar von Quint...

[20.10.2004] Bei SHH! gibt es Interviews mit den FF-Stars...

[19.10.2004] Bei IESB gibt es Infos zu einem möglichen Sequel - evtl. mit Silver Surfer... Und bei HNR gibt es Set-Bilder vom transformierten Ding... ;-)

[18.10.2004] Bei SHH! gibt es ein erstes offizielles Bild von Dr. Doom...

[11.10.2004] Bei SHH! gibt es Bilder von Jessica Alba am Set...

[05.10.2004] Latino Review sprach mit Kerry Washington über ihre Rolle...
[...] I play Alicia, and for those of you who are not fans, she is the blind girl that is in love with The Thing. Which is really exciting for me, because it's not a character that's black. In the comic book, historically, she has always been blonde haired and blue eyed. And the studio was really willing to go with us on this one. I'm really excited to be doing it. And I signed for sequels and all of that, so it's pretty exciting.

[21.09.2004] Bei USA Today gibt es das erste Bild von Jessica Alba als "Sue Storm"... Und bei CS! gibt es Scans der weiteren Hauptcharaktere !!!

[20.09.2004] Bei HNR gibt es das erste Bild von Michael Chiklis als "The Thing" !!!

[16.09.2004] Bei HNR gibt es einen kleinen Set-Bericht... Derweil meldet HollywoodReporter.com...
"Entertainment Tonight's" Maria Menounos is ramping up her acting activities outside the syndicated strip. She has signed on for a part on the big screen in 20th Century Fox's "Fantastic Four" and inking a deal for an arc on the WB Network's "One Tree Hill." She also will guest star on the Sept. 20 episode of UPN's "One on One." Menounos joins Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, Ioan Gruffudd and Julian McMahon in "Fantastic Four," based on the Marvel Comics property about the adventure-seeking quartet who develop superpowers when their spaceship is exposed to cosmic radiation. Menounos will play a nurse who is romanced by Evans' character, the Human Torch, in the Tim Story-directed production.

[14.09.2004] Bei AICN gibt es ein lesenswertes Script-Review...

[09.09.2004] Bei HNR gibt es neue Bilder vom Set...

[01.09.2004] DH meldet...
A 45-foot tall flying fox type contraption, possibly to fly the Human Torch from one mountain to the other has already been constructed.

[31.08.2004] Bei HNR gibt es Bilder vom Set... Und bei Latino Review gibt es ein Interview mit Chris Evans...

[26.08.2004] Bei ProductionIllustration.com gibt es Artwork...

[03.08.2004] HollywoodReporter.com meldet...
"Nip/Tuck" star Julian McMahon could be slicing his way into "Fantastic Four." The actor is in talks to round out the cast of the comic book adaptation as the quartet's main nemesis -- Dr. Doom -- for 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios. McMahon got the offer Friday, and sources say a deal is likely to be made for him [...]

[28.07.2004] Bei SHH! gibt es ein Interview mit Michael Chiklis, Jessica Alba und Ioan Gruffudd...

[14.07.2004] AICN meldet...
[...] The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Jessica Alba has landed the role of Sue Storm, the Invisible Girl in the upcoming Fox production of the FANTASTIC FOUR! She's definitely a hottie or rare compare, and after her work on Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller's SIN CITY, Robert has been non-stop showering of praises about her performance as Nancy Callahan... and personally... I'm waiting for the bare ass hanging out the back of her chaps shot that I've heard so much about.
Now Jessica's Sue will be Chris Evans' Johnny Storm's sister... and from the script, the real plum role of this film is Johnny Storm. Having read a draft from about 2 months ago, I can say the Fantastic Four as characters are all nailed dead on. I mean absolutely note perfect. As for Ioan Gruffudd and Michael Chiklis as Reed Richards and Ben Grimm, as well as the rest of the quad's casting... I'm not really sure what to think. I'm not entirely familiar with their television work, and am a tad jittery, because they're not really known commodities to me. However, having said that, that's what excites me. There's a chance that these actors will simply be Mr Fantastic, The Human Torch, Invisible Girl and of course, the ever-loving blue-eyed Thing!
Now... as Dr. Doom... I'm hearing that Ray Liotta has landed the role, that most of us will like least. Not that Liotta couldn't play the hell out of Dr. Doom... it's just that the character is a faint shadow of the emerald cloaked tin can. Key issues that I have with the draft I read, which has continued to be worked on, is that... by losing the Foreign Head of State nature of Dr. Doom... you lose a degree of majesty, the exotic feeling of the character, and the worse case scenario of a petty dictator with weapons of mass obliteration and the personal power of a God. Instead, he's been reduced to a jilted vain lover with a lot of money and a freak. Having said that... I'm sure Liotta, if indeed he has signed as I've heard, is more than capable to raise the material above where it is now.
Overall... I'm still a tad nervous about the project, but I hear that Tim Story is indeed passionate about the material and is coming from a very good place. That he isn't BARBERSHOP-ing it out, and is fighting the fight to bring it closer to the comic, rather than pushing the pulp and stapled origins further and further away. [...]


[08.07.2004] CS! meldet...
20th Century Fox has cast Michael Chiklis (TV's The Shield) to play Ben Grimm/The Thing, Ioan Gruffudd (King Arthur) as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic and Chris Evans (Cellular) as Johnny Storm/the Human Torch in its Fantastic Four adaptation.
Variety also says that Jessica Alba, currently shooting Dimension's Sin City, has emerged as most likely to play Sue Richards/the Invisible Woman, though Rachel MacAdams and Keri Russell are also candidates.
"We see 'Fantastic Four' as the last great jewel in the comicbook crown," said Fox production president Hutch Parker. "The casting has been extremely important in terms of fulfilling expectations of an audience that's been incredibly loyal to these characters for over 40 years."
The $85 million-$90 million adaptation of the Marvel comic is headed for an August or September start in Vancouver. The planned release date is July 1, 2005, when it will face off against Paramount's Mission: Impossible 3. Tim Story is directing from a script by Simon Kinberg.


[14.06.2004] Laut einer Meldung bei AICN wird das "Hellboy"-Makeup-Team auch dem "Ding" Gestalt geben...


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