This past summer, Fox attempted to revive Fantastic Four with a bold new vision. Starring a young diverse cast consisting of Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, and Michael B. Jordan, the film would be directed by Josh Trank, but a number of behind-the-scenes problems revealed that it was a troubled shoot. It wasn’t so much of “creative differences” that fueled the conflict, but the shocking allegations of “combative and abusive behavior” by the director, along with Trank reportedly trying to control what the cast could say during the film’s press day, not to mention that he had no faith in the film whatsoever.
In the end, the Fantastic Four reboot tanked at the box office and was widely panned by both critics and audiences, in such a way that it gave hope to the idea that the rights to Marvel’s first family may revert back to Marvel Studios. And that seems to be the case, as a hot rumor says Marvel has struck a deal with Fox to get the rights back to Fantastic Four. More on the story here below.
The hit animated show Bob’s Burgers has a nice future for fans to look forward to. Not only did season six of the animated comedy just kick off recently, but a season seven and a season eight have both officially been ordered by 20th Century Fox Television.
This means that fans of Fox’s Sunday night animated series can not only look forward to two more years of Bob Belcher and his family, but also two more years of Homer Simpson and his family with The Simpsons having been officially given a season 27 and season 28 already, with options for season 29 and season 30 in place if wanted and deals all worked out with the cast after a bit of a speedbump.
One of the most important voice actors on The Simpsons, Harry Shearer, is leaving the show after 26 seasons. Shearer shared the news on the Twitter last night.
Shearer voices an insane amount of characters on the shows, including Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner, Smithers, Lenny, Kent Brockman, Reverend Lovejoy, Otto, and many more in the nearly 600 episodes he recorded for through to the end of the current 26th season. Only Hank Azaria and Dan Castellaneta voice more characters than Shearer. You can get a visual of idea of just how important Shearer is to the cast right here.
You can read more and see what Shearer had to say below.
Looks like the Devil has moved to the City of Angels.
FOX has just released the first trailer for Lucifer, their new television series premiering in 2016. The show, which is based on the character created by Neil Gaiman in his Sandman comic book series, features Lucifer, the Devil himself, who’s become bored with lording over Hell, so he heads to Earth to Los Angeles to have some fun.
Watch the first 3-minute trailer here below, along with an inside look at the new FOX series.
Taking popular movies from the past and reworking them as potential TV shows of the future is all the rage right now. A TV version of Beverly Hills Cop was in the works for a while but never played out. A show based on the ’80s movie Real Genius and the ’90s movie Problem Child were just recently announced. And who can forget the sports drama Necessary Roughness, which is based of course on the classic football comedy of the same name (wait, that can’t be right…).
Now comes word of a pair of new TV shows being developed that are based on hit movies. The first is based on the Tom Hanks classic Big, while the other will be based on the buddy cop movie Rush Hour, which starred Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker.