CATEGORIES Action, Deals, Scripts, 20th Century Fox, DIY/Filmmaking, Newsstand, Comic/Superhero/Geek, Remakes and Sequels, Movie News, CinematicalThis is why it does pay to keep track of whispers and rumors on our great Internet. Back in March, IESB.net reported that Fox was toying with the idea of a Fantastic Four reboot. I thought it was too soon, many of you did too, although the general consensus seemed to be that we'd all like them to return after a bit of a breather.
Well, we're getting the reboot, and probably in very short order. Variety reports that Fox has hired producer Akiva Goldsman to oversee the project, and brought on Heroes alumni (and co-writer of Warner Bros' The Green Lantern) Michael Green to pen a screenplay. Fox wouldn't comment on the project further, but Variety notes that the studio owns the Fantastic Four in perpetuity, and that they're still keen on making a Silver Surfer movie. Last we heard, J. Michael Straczynski's script was in the dead zone, but given what all is being resurrected at Fox, perhaps there's still hope for it.
So, it begins again. Prepare for a year or two of Fantastic Four casting and script rumors (feel free to start your own in the comments), and resign yourself to the fact that the Disney-Marvel behemoth will never, ever get the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, or any of the X-Men characters away from 20th Century Fox.