Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fantastic Four 3 - Finally Given The Green Light!

It's been an 'on again, off again' project for Marvel and 2oth Century Fox over the last two years but finally strong word out of Hollywood suggests Fantastic Four will return for a third installment and be released in theatres by 2012.
Original Director Tim Story's involvement is not certain and after the critical failure of the first two movies, it wouldn't surprise me if he's replaced.
Another strong rumour making the rounds is that the entire original cast, which featured the gorgeous Jessica Alba as the Invisible Woman, may not return, even though they all signed a three picture deal before the first Fantastic Four movie was even made.
It's possible the film will feature a whole new 'edgy'cast in a less family feel good movie, perhaps even with a higher rating.
The second movie subtitled 'Rise of the Silver Surfer' was critically panned and only a moderate box office success. I must admit, I didn't really like it as much as the first installment. The plot felt rushed and it focused far too much on the Silver Surfer character.
There's no doubt a third movie in the Fantastic Four franchise could work if done correctly as several super hero movies such as Superman and Batman have made successful returns with a different cast after they previously seemed dead and buried.
More news is expected on the movie before the end of the year. As always, we'll keep you up to date here at The Xtra Source.