Just recently, the cast was revealed: Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as the Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch and Jamie Bell as the Thing. It's said that casting for the script's villain, Dr. Doom, will be finalized very soon. Director Josh Trank is ready to shoot in April with the script he developed with Simon Kinberg.
This week, Bleeding Cool reports that an extremely confident source has the production starting pretty much from scratch. However, CinemaBlend contradicts this claim. Though Bleeding Cool has posted an update to the story, the update holds strongly to the rumors and the site's confidence in its source. Throw in ScreenCrush uncertainly calling the rumor debunked, and you've got a recipe for Doom, indeed. Could this be the end of Marvel's First Family before the ink dries?
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As a fanboy, I know these sites have a fairly respectable history, so I'm extremely confused as to which reality to choose. Perhaps next week there will be a press release, or the actors or director will speak out. Either way, this is a frustrating way to start on a film that many people were excited for. The bad taste left from the first two films needs to be washed away. They had their merits but ultimately fell flat. Fox is planning on creating a universe around these characters, much like Sony is attempting with The Amazing Spider-Man (and his Amazing friends ... and enemies). From a world where there were too few superhero movies, are we about to go into overkill?
What do your brain voices tell you on this one? Should production companies focus on making one good movie and not worry about the universe it takes place in yet?