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Toby Kebbell States There Is A Great Version Of Fantastic Four That We Will Never See

According to actor Toby Kebbell , there was a very different Fantastic Four that never made it to movie screens. The film, in which Kebbell played a drastically re-imagined version of Victor von Doom, was reportedly plagued by massive script revisions, extensive reshoots and, by some accounts, sharp disagreements between director Josh Trank and the studio (Fox) -- which even led Trank to say on Twitter in a quickly deleted post, "A year ago I had a fantastic version of this...you'll probably never see it." Well, Kebbell apparently agrees. Speaking with The Daily Beast while promoting Warcraft, in which he plays orc leader Durotan, Kebbell got onto the subject of Fantastic Four: “I tell you, the honest truth is (Trank) did cut a great film that you’ll never see. That is a shame. A much darker version, and you’ll never see it." There's one problem with this: A darker version of Fantastic Four is not necessarily a better one. Trank's version was alre

#InsidetheBucket Podcast #93

This week's episode of Inside the Bucket is online! Revel in the digital mastery! On this bigger, bolder, smellier version of Inside the Bucket , Matt and Brandon gather to give you all this week's movie and television news and reviews from our website SANDWICHJOHNFILMS.COM . Already dripping with SJF ballsy grease, the boys endeavor to discuss several items of supposed importance. This week, they reflect on Simon Kinberg's comments about Fantastic Four , ruminate on Director Gareth Edwards leaving Godzilla 2 , and delve deeper into Bryan Singer's comments on bring Deadpool into the X-Men universe. Then it's on to this week's box office report, as Matt incredibly non-useful information about Civil War 's drop off as compared to other recent tentpoles. We've included Box Office Mojo's link below if you want to see the list yourself. The boys also discuss movies and television shows hitting Blu-ray this week, of which is only one and i

Simon Kinberg Wants A #FantasticFour Sequel

Of all the movies released this summer, we’re fairly certain the one no one is expecting to generate a sequel is 20th Century Fox’s latest attempt to bring the Fantastic Four to screens. But writer/producer Simon Kinberg is keeping the idea of a new film alive. “I’m really focused on the next one,” Kinberg tells MTV , while conceding that he wasn’t thrilled with the way the first one was received. “I was obviously disappointed. I was most disappointed that fans didn’t like it. I care more about them than I do anyone else. But I haven’t done a full deep dive on it. Do I think it was unfairly treated? I don’t know.” And, according to him, it wasn’t for want of trying. “Every time you make a movie, you want to make a great movie. It’s a ton of time and effort you put in. We made that movie in the sweltering heat of summer in Baton Rouge and I was there every day of photography. It was an opportunity to do that. I do believe there is a great Fantastic Four movie to be made with th

Summer 2015 Movie Flops

Here are the movies that got the worst sunburn according to THR . Summer 2015 is expected to go down as one of the biggest in history in terms of overall revenue, but there were a number of high-profile bombs that have left some Hollywood studios smarting. Big stars that got dinged include George Clooney (Tomorrowland), Adam Sandler (Pixels) and Bradley Cooper (Aloha). Directors that took it on the chin were Brad Bird (Tomorrowland), Josh Trank ( Fantastic Four ), Cameron Crowe (Aloha) and Guy Ritchie (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) Here are five big bombs of the season when accounting for budget, marketing spend and revenue the film can expect to earn in ancillary markets. Grosses are through Sept. 4, with several titles still in release worldwide. Tomorrowland (Disney, May 22) Budget: $190 million Global gross: $208.4 million Expected loss: $120 million-$150 million Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion) and Pixar's Inside Out ($703 million), which is s

Inside the Bucket Podcast #72

This week's episode of Inside the Bucket is online! Revel in the digital mastery! In a highly-contentious superhero throwdown, Inside the Bucket brings together Matt, Brandon, and SandwichJohn as they break down the best movie and television news from our website SANDWICHJOHNFILMS.COM with all the style of a bull and full of greasy attitude. The show kicks off with our news segment, as the trio discuss several stories from the past week, including news on Josh Trank’s comments on Fantastic Four , Sony Pictures reveals film slate through 2017, Universal Pictures box office record, and the Red/Green Band Trailers for Deadpool . They discuss a very surprising weekend box office, as well as discuss three Blu-rays releasing this week. And then things turn ugly. The boys break down their Rants and Raves as they bitch and complain about all the things they're watching, following, and are generally pissed off about from the past week. Matt also gives short reviews

#FantasticFour Bombs At The Box Office

“ Fantastic Four ’s” opening weekend returns are looking less and less promising: The superhero pic is now on track for a $28 million opening weekend after pulling in $11 million on Friday. Movie Review: #TheFantasticFour- With a $120 million budget, a failure of “ Fantastic Four ” could be a tough blow for 20th Century Fox. Despite the reboot’s star power — Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell play the fearsome foursome — the pic hasn’t gained audience traction the way superhero movies generally do. In fact, the last major superhero release to bow below $35 million was Sony’s “ The Green Hornet ” ($33.5 million in 2011). Even the film’s director, Josh Trank, is distancing himself from the final product. “ Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation ” is poised to go neck-and-neck with “Fantastic Four” for weekend dominance, tracking to make up to $29 million this weekend after generating $8 million in Friday grosses. The fifth chapter in Paramount’s Tom Cruise fr

Josh Trank: "You'll Never See My Movie"

The embattled director claims Fox altered his film as its release approaches. Story by Matt Cummings Let the Fantastic Four blame game begin. On the eve of its release, Director Josh Trank set the Internet ablaze on Thursday when he Tweeted - and then deleted - the following about his film: And Josh Trank deleted his tweet. Good news, I still have it. The oral history lives: pic.twitter.com/AnZQ6ilM9r — Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) August 7, 2015 The Tweet was soon removed by Trank, but not before Uproxx's Mike Ryan captured it. The event is another indication that things on the FF set were exactly what we reported, as the film has endured all kinds of problems. It started when the cast was announced, featuring a black Johnny Storm, an adopted Sue Storm, and a lead in Miles Teller, who's known mostly for his comedy. Then news arose of Trank's erratic behavior on set and claims that his pets trashed the rental home he was using during the shoot. That claim was

Inside the Bucket Podcast #71

This week's episode of Inside the Bucket is online! Revel in the digital mastery! If last week's Inside the Bucket was of epic proportions (and length), this week will feel like a gentle breeze on your neck, until you realize that hosts Matt and Brandon are actually two very heavy dudes with bad breath! If you can get past their odoriferous issues, you'll actually enjoy a much shorter show, as they deliver the best movie and television news from our website SANDWICHJOHNFILMS.COM with all the style of a bull and full of greasy attitude. But there's no news this week, so the two skip right Blu-ray releases, as well as the final box office report for the weekend, as well as discuss three Blu-rays releasing this week. Afterwards, Matt takes us through a review of Shaun the Sheep , before welcoming Brandon back for a full-blown review of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation . NOTE: The boys also engage in a ton of spoilers, so if you haven't seen it, fas

Inside the Bucket Podcast #70

This week's episode of Inside the Bucket is online! Revel in the digital mastery! It's a podcast of epicly-long proportions as Inside the Bucket brings together, Matt, Brandon, and SandwichJohn for some pre- Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation highjinks. Opera had its Three Tenors, and Inside the Bucket has three of the finest windbags ready and waiting to deliver the best movie and television news from our website SANDWICHJOHNFILMS.COM with all the style of a bull and full of greasy attitude. The show kicks off with our news segment, as the trio discuss several stories from the past week, including news on the Jurassic World sequel, trailers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 as well as SPECTRE , and a possible Fantastic Four/X-Men film. They discuss a very close weekend box office, which wasn't decided until Monday, as well as discuss three Blu-rays releasing this week. And this is where things turn epic. The boys combine their Rants and

Inside the Bucket Podcast #69

This week's episode of Inside the Bucket is online! Revel in the digital mastery! On this post-DOUCHECON edition of Inside the Bucket , Matt and Brandon commiserate over a bottle of Rogue beer, featuring Hellboy on the label. As the two imbibe they also deliver the best movie and television news from our website SANDWICHJOHNFILMS.COM with all the style of a bull and full of greasy attitude. The show kicks off with our news segment, as Matt and Brandon discuss several stories from the past week, including photos from the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse and the trailer for Leonardo DiCaprio's The Revenant , and the final trailer for The Fantastic Four . The two then wrap up 2015 Comic-Con by breaking down the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice , Deadpool , and Suicide Squad . After finishing off the bottle, they also discuss the weekend box office, and STILL wonder why people are seeing Jurassic World after discussing the weakened numbers for Ant-Man and Trainwreck

#FantasticFour Comic Con Highlights

Ignore all those rumors about Chronicle veteran Josh Trank not getting on with the Fantastic Four team: he was on fine form in the film's Comic-Con panel, sporting a Nintendo controller cap as he sat next to co-writer / producer Simon Kinberg and their cast, Miles Teller (Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic), Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm / Human Torch), Kate Mara (Susan Storm / Invisible Woman), Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm / The Thing) and Toby Kebbell (Victor Domashev / Doctor Doom). “I’ve loved The Fantastic Four since I was a kid,” said Trank, who likened the film to a “prequel” to the established Fantastic Four team, best known for their all-blue skintight suits and big "4"s on their chests. “After we made Chronicle, I wanted to tackle the same subject again in a different way. I wanted to explore a side of these characters we haven’t seen before.” And that vision? “A more grounded, dramatic, character-driven story,” writer Simon Kinberg continued. “More science th

Final #FANTASTICFOUR Trailer

20th Century Fox has released the last trailer for their upcoming film, FANTASTIC FOUR ! See Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell , and Toby Kebbell in this final trailer now! Watch the trailer after the Jump... FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. Please Leave A Comment-

#TheFantasticFour Character Posters

We got our hands on the first character posters from the upcoming reboot for The Fantastic Four . See all the posters after the Jump... Please Leave A Comment-

Inside the Bucket Podcast #48

This week's episode of Inside the Bucket is online! Revel in the digital mastery! After a week off - that saw some AMAZING trailers released - the boys from Inside the Bucket return! Join Matt, Brandon, and John as they deliver the best movie and television news from our website SANDWICHJOHNFILMS.COM . After John pollutes Matt's bathroom (again), the guys get down to business, breaking down trailers from Star Wars: The Force Awakens , Fantastic Four and the Johnny Depp movie Black Mass . We also discuss why Jared Leto's Joker looks like someone from Insane Clown Posse (Brandon's own words actually), and why Las Vegas' CinemaCon is perhaps better than Comic-Con. Please check out these and many other stories which we've included below. With several drinks in them, the three go on their Rants and Raves, where they bitch and complain about all the things they're watching, following, and have their panties in a bind about from the week.

CinemaCon News: 20th Century Fox Steps into the Light

Learn what titles Fox brought to the CinemaCon table. Story by Matt Cummings CinemaCon has quickly become an event that highlights the top upcoming films, as well as upcoming projects. On Wednesday and Thursday, we saw news from both Paramount ( Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation/TGerminator: Genisys ), as well as Sony Pictures ( The Equalizer sequel). Not to be outdone, 20th Century Fox brought out its big guns, including a Matt Damon Science-Fiction drama. Titled The Martian , it follows Damon as a stranded astronaut who tries to survive on Mars following a crash. Ridley Scott is directing the film that also stars Kate Mara and Jessica Chastain - it currently has a November 25, 2015 release date, but that could change. The CinemaCon audience, made up mostly of theater owners, loudly applauded the footage they observed, as well as Damon's appearance via satellite. The other impressive response came from the least likely of sources: Fox's upcoming Fantasti

'Fantastic Four' Trailer #2 & New Poster Debuts

The second trailer from Fox reveals a lighter tone, until... Story by Matt Cummings 20th Century Fox hit box office gold in 2014 with X-Men: Days of Future Past , a film that partially reset that troubled franchise, bringing both a solid story and excellent performances to the time-traveling epic. With Marvel Studios preparing to release Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1st and Ant-man in July, it was clear that another superhero film was getting virtually ignored: Fox's Fantastic Four. Maligned for years and seemingly stuck in development Hell for just as long, it had become a joke to many who rgearded any potential as fleeting. That was until 2 months ago, when a dark and brooding teaser showed up in January to good reviews . But, fans weren't entirely sold. Was there an actual story to the imagery, and what about the arrival of Villain #1 Victor von Doom, who was re-imagined by Fox into an angry tech blogger? And while only half of these questions were an

First Look At Jamie Bell As The Thing In The #FANTASTICFOUR Reboot

Empire delivers the first look at Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm. See all the new images after the Jump... FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. Please Leave A Comment-

#FantasticFour Official Poster

Fantastic Four is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is the third theatrical Fantastic Four film to be distributed by 20th Century Fox, and a reboot of the Fantastic Four film franchise. Directed by Josh Trank , with a screenplay by Simon Kinberg and Jeremy Slater, from a story conceived by Kinberg and Trank, the film stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell , and Toby Kebbell . In Fantastic Four, the team must learn to harness abilities gained from an alternate universe to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. Please Leave A Comment-

Get A Better Look At The #FANTASTICFOUR Trailer

You have all seen the trailer for the upcoming reboot and thanks to our friends over at 20th Century Fox we have some High Resolution screen shots. See all the images after the Jump... FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. Please Leave A Comment-

Fantastic Four Reboot Teaser Debuts

The Four are back and fun-time's over. By Brandon Wolfe The first teaser for the hotly unanticipated reboot of Fantastic Four has debuted. The tone at play here is dark and deadly serious, a stark contrast to the bright-colored and comical tone of the Tim Story film from a decade ago. While that is an understandable course-correction, given how loathed that film is, this tonal shift also runs counter to the playful tone of the comic itself, taking the Nolanesque “dark and gritty” approach that studios still seem to gravitate toward even as Marvel continually proves that audiences are OK with fun in their superhero adventures nowadays. At any rate, there’s not much to see here just yet, other than a declaration that this isn’t your slightly older brother’s Fantastic Four. Fantastic Four (Take 2) opens August 7 and is directed by Chronicle ’s Josh Trank. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FANTASTIC (?) TEASER Discuss this story with fellow SJF fans on Facebook . On Twitter, fol