March 24, 2008
No More Fantastic Four Sequels?
When the first two installments of a film franchise rack up nearly $300 million in domestic box office receipts, you'd tend to think a third chapter in the series would be inevitable.
March 4, 2008
Rush Hour 3 Takes '07 DVD Rental Crown
It may not have been quite the box-office phenomenon that its predecessors were -- and critics may have disliked it enough to keep it down at 20 percent on the Tomatometer -- but that didn't stop Rush Hour 3 from emerging as the top DVD rental of 2007.
October 2, 2007
RT on DVD: Fantastic Four 2, 1408, and The Jungle Book!
A delightfully mixed bag awaits us this week at the video store -- a little superhero hype (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer), some Stephen King suspense (1408), plenty of TV on DVD (I Love New York Season One, Metalocalypse), and an Enterprise-sized treat for Star Trek fans!
August 14, 2007
Doug Jones Talks Hellboy 2, Other Projects
For most actors, roles requiring heavy makeup or prosthetics tend to be a necessary evil. Audiences appreciate the final effect, but all the hours of preparation take their toll, and the process is often described as a less than positive experience. For Doug Jones, however, disappearing under layers of latex has become a career unto itself -- one which he discusses in detail for an in-depth Premiere profile.
July 30, 2007
Surfer Spin-Off to Give the Origin Story
If you were among those who found The Silver Surfer the most interesting character (by far) in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, then one screenwriter has good news for you. We could be looking at a Surfer "origin" story for the guy's spin-off movie.
July 26, 2007
Alex Proyas to Direct The Silver Surfer?
After having a grand old time shooting "Ghost Rider" in Melbourne, it looks like producer Avi Arad wants to bring more superhero movies down to Austrlia. Plus, word is that an Aussie might be helming the "Silver Surfer" spin-off.
July 16, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Pottermania Strikes with $330M Global Bow
Hogwarts fans flexed their muscles at the North American box office showing up in droves once again for the extended opening weekend of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" which seized control of the multiplexes with its top spot debut. Most holdovers fared well too as no film in the top ten suffered a decline of more than 50%.
May 16, 2007
Jones Conflicted Over Silver Surfer Voice
Most people would love to have a voice like Laurence Fishburne. Doug Jones has mixed feelings about it. He spent months performing the Silver Surfer for "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" and only found out last month when the announcement was made that his voice would not remain in the final film.
May 14, 2007
"Hellboy 2" Tidbits -- And a Love Interest for Abe?
Actor Doug Jones recently shared a few words with Sci-Fi.com, and some of the covered topics include: three roles for "Hellboy 2" (and a love interest), as well as his feelings on being "voiced over" on "Fantastic Four 2."
May 9, 2007
Will Black Panther Appear in "Fantastic Four 3"?
Director Tim Story is apparently a big comic book geek, so when he got his hands on the "Fantastic Four" property, he immediately began running through all the supporting characters. And since we got Silver Surfer in Part 2...
May 7, 2007
Gruffudd Compares Fishburne's Silver Surfer to Jones'
With the recent announcement that Laurence Fishburne would provide the voice of the Silver Surfer, the stars of "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" were as surprised as everyone. Ioan Gruffudd shared his reaction to the post-production casting.
May 1, 2007
Brand-New (and Pretty Darn Flashy) "FF2" Trailer
The first teaser trailer did a fine job of getting us pretty psyched up for "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," despite the fact that most of us didn't exactly adore "Fantastic Four." Well, there's a brand-new theatrical trailer...
April 27, 2007
David Goyer to Direct "Magneto"
He's had his hand in a whole bunch of superhero flicks, and you can now add another one on to the filmography of writer/director David S. Goyer. He'll be directing and (re-)writing the "Magneto" flick for Fox.
April 23, 2007
Avi Arad Talks Hulk, Surfer and Captain America Casting
Marvel Comics Productions has made some interesting casting announcements last week, from Edward Norton as the new Incredible Hulk and Laurence Fishburne as the voice of the Silver Surfer. Considering producer Avi Arad has described the former sequel as "Diet Hulk," it seems unusual to cast perhaps the most intense actor working today.
April 20, 2007
Galactus the Storm Cloud?
Man, us movie nerds will find the strangest things to complain about ... especially where comic book characters are concerned. Seems that someone out there saw what Galactus will look like in "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," and he didn't exactly dig it.
April 18, 2007
Hop Aboard the Fantasticar!!
Dodge has put together a nice partnership with Fox for "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer." The slick yet odd-looking Fantasticar will come complete with ejector seats, advanced weaponry, and built-in product placement.
April 13, 2007
Has the Voice of "Galactus" Been Cast?
In the comic book world of "Fantastic Four," Galactus is also known as "eater of worlds," so I'm guessing he's a giant evil planet or something. (Sounds cool.) Recent gossip indicates that the voice of Galactus will be provided by an actor very well-known in science fiction circles. And that actor's name is...
April 1, 2007
Gruffudd Prepares for "Fantastic Four" Reshoots
As the release of "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" approached, star Ioan Gruffudd is gearing up to go back to work. Don't worry, these aren't major reshoots, but there are things that need to get done.
March 21, 2007
Doug Jones Doles Out Some "Hellboy 2" Info
He played the body of Abe Sapien in the original "Hellboy," plus he was Pan in "Pan's Labyrinth" and the Silver Surfer in this summer's "Fantastic Four 2," but versatile actor Doug Jones plans to be extra-busy once "Hellboy 2: The Golden Army" gets rolling in May.
March 12, 2007
Washington Waits for "Fantastic Four" Final Cut
While other "Fantastic Four" actors have spilled plenty about the upcoming "Rise of the Silver Surfer," Kerry Washington was reluctant to talk, only because she's learned from experience not to count on anything.
March 6, 2007
"Fantastic Four 2" to Feature That Galactus Guy
This is how Wikipedia describes the Marvel character Galactus: "Sometimes called the Devourer of Worlds or Ravager of Planets, Galactus is an enormously powerful being who must "feed" on the energy of planets to survive." Neat. And apparently this big lug will be making an appearance in "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer."
March 5, 2007
Julian McMahon Talks Dr. Doom Costumes in "FF2"
Dr. Doom may be the comic book equivalent to Julia Roberts, trying on different outfits in front of a mirror in a romantic comedy montage. He seems to have more outfits in "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" than most divas.
February 23, 2007
"Silver Surfer" Graces Empire Magazine Cover
We don't have any flashy new news on the "Fantastic Four" sequel just yet, but fans of the comic might like to check this out: Seems the Silver Surfer is gracing the newest cover of Empire Magazine.
February 21, 2007
Gruffudd Talks Silver Surfer Action
While Ioan Gruffudd was on a roll giving out spoilers for "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," on the press junket for "Amazing Grace" no less, he also touted the comic book sequel's new and improved action scenes. Taking the time to count big set pieces, he reveled in the film's spectacle.
February 14, 2007
Mr. Fantastic Spills Some "Silver Surfer" Beans
While out promoting his new Michael Apted film, "Saving Grace," actor Ioan Gruffudd has to field a lot of "Fantastic Four" questions, but he seems to handle the stuff pretty well, going so far as to offer a few new tidbits to AICN.
February 9, 2007
Nifty New Designs on Venom, Goblin and Dr. Doom
If you love superhero movies then I bet you love the supervillains. And if you love those guys you'll probably get a kick out of some production artwork on two "Spider-Man 3" baddies -- plus a pretty promising touch-up for the "Fantastic Four" for: Dr. Doom.
January 25, 2007
Chiklis Talks "Fantastic Four 2" and "3"
IGN Movies recently corralled actor Michael Chiklis ("The Shield") to ask him about possible developments for his "Fantastic Four" character, Ben Grimm -- A.K.A. The Thing -- in this summer's "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," as well as potential future installments of the franchise.
January 17, 2007
Some Juicy Plot Details on "Fantastic Four" Sequel
"Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" screenwriter Don Payne recently spilled a few beans to the guys at Comics2Film.com, and while we're not diving into spoiler territory, there's some stuff here that the fans will probably appreciate.
December 21, 2006
Abe Sapien Gets Some Action in "Hellboy 2"
Doug Jones will only get a few months of rest out of makeup after wrapping "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer." Guillermo Del Toro wants him back as Abe Sapien in "Hellboy 2."
December 20, 2006
Doug Jones Exposes Silver Surfer: No CGI?
Exhausted from doing a day of "Pan's Labyrinth" press immediately following his last night shoot for "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," Doug Jones was giddy to talk about his latest costumed character. Some thought Silver Surfer would be a CGI motion capture gig, but it is not.
December 19, 2006
Rumblings on a "Fantastic Four 2" Teaser ... and Another Sequel?
Well, we all knew there'd probably be a "Fantastic Four 3" eventually, but I was expecting the second one to hit the screens (and not stink like the first one did) before all the Part 3 buzz got rolling. But nope, it seems that Kerry Washington might know a little something...
December 1, 2006
Stan Lee on Superhero Movies and His Surprising "Fantastic Four 2" Cameo
At 84 years old, the legendary comics god Stan Lee is showing no signs of slowing down. Right now he's out there hawking a really cool video game called "Marvel Ultimate Alliance," preparing for a second season of "Who Wants to Be a Superhero?," and doing cameo roles in basically all of the Marvel movies -- including the new "Hulk" and "Fantastic Four" flicks.
October 23, 2006
Invisible Girl's "Fantastic Four 2" Wedding Album
"Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" is currently in production in Vancouver, which is where they recently shot a sequence in which Invisible Girl gets married AND has to deal with a runaway helicopter.
October 6, 2006
Galactus to Eat Planets in "Fantastic Four 2?"
20th Century Fox bigwig Tom Rothman has confirmed the appearance of Galactus in the upcoming comic sequel, "The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," which (hopefully) can only mean one thing: there's gonna be some cosmic feasting going on!
October 3, 2006
Gorgeous Model Joins "Fantastic Four 2" Cast
Fashion model turned actress Beau Garrett has been signed to play the Human Torch's love interest in next year's "Fantastic Four" sequel. Here's hoping she owns a few fire extinguishers.
September 25, 2006
Weta Digital Lands "Silver Surfer" Duty
If your movie requires the creation of an entirely CGI character, one of the very best places to go for help is New Zealand's Weta Digital -- otherwise known as "the place that created Gollum." That's where Fox and Tim Story are going to have the Silver Surfer brought to the silver screen.
August 24, 2006
"Fantastic Four 2" Begins Vancouver Shoot
If you spent some time in Vancouver over the past weekend, you might have seen a bunch of people making a movie called "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer." If not, you might be happy to know that someone took some snapshots. (So that's what fake snow looks like...)
July 28, 2006
Another Scoop of Doom on "Fantastic Four 2"?
Actor Julian McMahon, best known for his great work on "Nip/Tuck," had a recent chat with if iFMagazine, and he shared some "Fantastic Four 2" tidbits that may (or may not) prove interesting to the comics fans. Bottom Line: Looks like his Dr. Doom will be returning for a second visit.
July 17, 2006
Abe Sapien = Silver Surfer?
Early word is that The Silver Surfer will appear in the "Fantastic Four" sequel, only he'll be a fully CG-animated entity, not unlike Gollum or Dobby or Kong. New gossip indicates that actor Doug Jones (who seems to be Guillermo del Toro's "go-to" FX performer) will be employed to bring the Surfer to cinematic life.
July 11, 2006
The Comic-Con is Coming!
I attend several film festivals each year, but there's always one movie-centric event that I'd really love to attend: The San Diego Comic-Con. Movie geek heaven is what I like to call it. Read on to find out why...
June 30, 2006
Weekly Ketchup: "Spider-Man 3," "Superman Returns" Box Office, "Over the Hedge 2," "I Am Legend," The Joker, A Hasselhoff Mishap, and More!
This week in RT News, comic book adaptations were the rage, starting with a new teaser trailer and spoilers of next year's "Spider-Man 3." Robin Williams seems keen to portray The Joker in the next "Batman Begins" sequel, and the "Fantastic Four" sequel has a title and plot synopsis available for scrutiny. Also, Jo Blo has an early review of M. Night Shyamalan's latest offering, "Lady in the Water."
June 1, 2006
Alba Dishes on "Fantastic" Sequel's Villains
You just can't trust those enthusiastic starlets to keep their traps yapped when it comes to superhero movies. Kirsten Dunst loves to get some press by mentioning upcoming villains, and apparently so does Jessica Alba.
May 31, 2006
There Will Be No "X4," But....
...that doesn't mean the series won't be mined for future "stand-alone" projects, most notably the "Wolverine" spinoff and the "Magneto" semi-prequel. And I'd bet huge money that a "Next Generation X-Men" trilogy will be greenlit before too long.
May 30, 2006
Arad Talks Spidey 3, Fantastic 2 and Hulk 2
Not a week can go by without Marvel Man Avi Arad doling out some new scoops regarding his upcoming projects, and this time he's got some tidbits on movies called "Spider-Man 3," "Fantastic Four 2," and "The Incredible Hulk."
May 25, 2006
Box Office Preview: X-Men 3 Ready to Rock Memorial Day Weekend
Wolverine, Professor X, and the rest of their soul patrol will launch a full-scale attack on the North American box office this weekend as the gargantuan comic book film X-Men: The Last Stand invades the marketplace on Friday ready to dominate the long Memorial Day holiday weekend.