23. Giving the Fantastic Four Yet Another Chance
The third iteration of the Fantastic Four story, which is now filming, has a lot going for it: an interesting director (Josh Trank, writer-director of the clever teen-superpowers film Chronicle), some strong casting (Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Toby Kebbell as Doctor Doom) and a fresh approach. But the question remains: Will the approach be too fresh? The film's origin story will be based more on the Ultimate Fantastic Four series, a point of controversy for fans. And can a story about a stretchy guy, a man made out of rock, a kid who turns into fire and an invisible woman be told in a "grounded, gritty way" as the producers have hinted?