“Fantastic Four” comic series is coming to an end, fueling the dispute rumor between Marvel and Fox. According to Bleeding Cool, the two companies are feuding over film-related rights to the characters as the latter is rebooting the superheroes for 2015 movie release.
The new big-screen version of “The Fantastic Four” is set to make its way out in U.S. theaters on August 7, 2015. Meanwhile, the final chapter of the graphic novel titled “The End is Fourever” is expected to be published on June 30 in the same year.
“Witness the closing act on the First Family of the Marvel Universe! The Invaders meet the Fantastic Four as the hunt for Reed Richards and the missing kids of the Future Foundation continues,” the announcement reads. “Meanwhile, the mastermind behind everything unveils his ultimate plan. But how does Franklin Richards factor in? And how does this all lead to…The End?! Collecting Fantastic Four #642-644 and the Triple Sized Final Issue 645!”
While Marvel seems to harbor ill feeling towards Fox which also owns the movie rights to another Marvel comic, “X-Men”, things are quite different between Marvel and Sony. A new report suggests they are negotiating to introduce Spider-Man to Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Directed by Josh Trank, the upcoming “Fantastic Four” stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell. Jordan who plays Johnny Storm recently told ABC News, “It’s a new look. We are all in containment suits. It’s gritty. It’s a gritty film.”
“The costume process definitely took some time to get in and out of that thing, especially since I was bulking up. It was a little more snug during filming. We got through it man. It was a process, but we did it. It was hard work. I’m really excited about it, everyone is really happy.”
“We worked hard for three months, put a lot of time into it. The script is very grounded and relatable to everybody, as much as you can. You really get a chance to grow with these characters. It’s an origin story. You get to discover these abilities – these disabilities rather – and grow with them.”