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My Fantastic Four Reboot Cast

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Fantastic Four reboot will be out in 2015,directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle.) The movie will be following the origin of Ultimate Fantastic Four that was created by Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Millar, and Warren Ellis. With that said this origin story will provide audience members with a breath of fresh air from a not so "great" past three movies ( that's right i'm including the dreadful 1994 Fantastic Four movie as well), with a younger yet more interesting team of superheroes, this will catch the attention of many movie goers who are new to the cinematic world of Fox/Marvel, as of all comic movies they won't be 100% true to source material. I will list some actors that are already on the list for the role and I will also include information about each Ultimate character (from marvel website). Please enjoy.

(Ultimate)Reed Richards-Mister Fantastic:

Played by Richard Madden or Kit Harrington
Played by Richard Madden or Kit Harrington

Growing up in Queens, the oldest child of three, Reed Richards was brighter than those around him. Reed's friend, Ben Grimm, protected him from bullying by lesser classmates, but Reed's father couldn't deal with his son's genius and treated his children harshly, leaving Reed and his sisters infelicitous. While still a child, Reed discovered another dimension and built an oscillator which allowed him to view it. Six months later, in fifth grade, at the Midtown Middle School science fair, Reed demonstrated his ability to send items to that dimension. This caught the eye of Lieutenant Lumpkin, a "scout" for the Director of Mainland Technology Development who scoured the world for exceptional children.

Reed was placed under supervision of internationally renowned scientist Dr. William Storm at the Baxter Building, a midtown Manhattan government facility for gifted children. Reed's father was relieved to be rid of him, so Reed rarely saw his family thereafter. His only close contacts were fellow students and his dog Einstein. Missing his family, Reed covertly constructed a "Fantasti-Car," a fuel-free vehicle with the capacity to fly at MACH-7, but never used it. Reed studied the N-Zone, but never completely cracked its problems until fellow genius Victor Van Damme adjusted Reed's calculations; over the next five years Damme would help Reed with his N-Zone teleporter while Reed aided Victor's work in miniaturized robots. When Reed built a life-sized N-Zone teleporter, Van Damme surreptitiously made some last minute alterations in superposition calculations, and the activation of the gate created a phase-state fugue which altered Reed and his friends forever, granting them superhuman abilities.

Unable to convince Van Damme to help him reverse the changes, Reed returned his focus to science, perfecting his transporter and adapting it to both time travel and accessing parallel dimensions. After the team went public battling the alien Nihil in Las Vegas, Reed began craving the public approval of being a super-hero, perhaps compensating for his father's disapproval. He now balances his obsessive love of science against his relationship with Susan Storm and his new celebrity status.

(Ultimate)Susan Storm-Invisible Woman:

Played by Margot Robbie or
Played by Margot Robbie or

Played by Saoirse Ronan
Played by Saoirse Ronan

The eldest child of renowned scientist Franklin Storm, Sue Storm inherited her father's genius at an early age. Since early childhood, she has been one of the prodigies studying and working at the Baxter Building, a midtown Manhattan government research lab. Following her father into physics, at age eight she built a sugar-power rocket and accidentally destroyed her father's car, after which she changed her focus to "inner space" biology. Romancing brilliant Baxter Building classmate Reed Richards, Sue became formidable scientist in her own right, earning four doctorates in bio-chemical sciences. Attending the Nevada desert testing of Reed's N-Zone dimensional teleporter, Sue was transported a mere three miles into the desert by the device's malfunction. She was discovered by former Baxter Building instructor Dr. Arthur Molekevic, who took her to his underground facilities below Manhattan calmed her, and helped her gain control of her new abilities, while he sent a "monster" to the Baxter Building to retrieve the other three who had also been transformed by the N-Zone experiment. In the company of those three, Susan fled Molekevic and used her invisible protective force field to take them back to the surface.

Making the study of herself and her three partners her new life's work, Sue spent months investigating their abilities and charting their powers while improving her own understanding of herself. She has deduced the nature both Reed and Johnny's changes, though her own powers remain unexplained and she is unable to penetrate Ben's skin with any more detail than determining his internal fluid pressure. Sue continues to develop her force fields, though there are physical side effects to extreme usage. When Van Damme attacked the Baxter Building with a squad of flying insects, Susan contained a squad of them with a force field, developing a nosebleed in doing so, and later caught a crashing helicopter in her force field, suffering severe physical stress.

Susan has proven capable of standing her own, and after the team went public, she assumed the codename "Invisible Woman." Her force fields have been the Four's ace in the hole, saving their lives when Nihil dumped Reed and Ben into the near-vacuum of the N-Zone and single-handedly stopping the time-traveling Chrono-Bandits. She co-created the chrono-tunnel with Reed, and has conducted biological studies of the Kree alien Mahr Vehl and extra-dimensional life in the N-Zone.Though her new found fame has brought her unsought attention from the likes of billionaire playboy Tony Stark and the Atlantean criminal Namor, she remains romantically attached to Reed despite her concerns about his over devotion to science.

(Ultimate) Benjamin Grimm-The Thing:

Played by Alan Ritchson
Played by Alan Ritchson

Benjamin Grimm grew up in the neighborhood of Queens, in New York City. At a young age, he attended Midtown Middle School where he became the star linebacker for the school football team, earning himself the nickname The Grimm Reaper. During this time, he befriended a child prodigy named Reed Richards.

Possessing an unique intellect, Reed was often the target of school bullies and Ben took it upon himself to protect Reed from those who would seek to persecute him. As reward for this valuable service, Reed agreed to help Ben with his homework, which was with trigonometry. Ben and Reed parted ways when Reed was only ten-years-old. A government sponsored think-tank recruited Reed into working for them at the Baxter Building. Ben continued with his education and eventually entered into college.

Years later on spring break, Grimm was backpacking across the desert of Nevada when he learned that his old school pal was in the area. He visited the testing sight of a teleportation project, which sought to pierce the dimensional barrier into an antimatter realm called the N-Zone. Ben knew that Reed had always experimented with quantum physics, and wanted to see how his old friend was getting along. During the visit, Reed introduced him to his colleagues, Victor van Damme, Sue Storm and her younger brother, Johnny. He invited him to witness the first field test of the N-Zone Initiator.

The experiment proved to be a tragic disaster. Moments before the initial testing phase was to commence, Victor Van Damme adjusted the coordinates on the machine causing it to malfunction. It tore open a dimensional breach, releasing a blinding wave of energy, which shunted all five witnesses to different geological locations. Ben awakened in a small village in Mexico. As he rose to his feet, he discovered that he was no longer entirely human. The N-Zone effect increased his body mass, transforming him into a gargantuan thing with flesh composed of living rock.

(Ultimate)Johnny Storm-Human Torch:

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Johnny Storm, the youngest child of scientist Franklin Storm, failed to inherit the genius shared by his father and older sister, Sue. Educated through public schooling, Johnny attended high school at P.S. 440. He spent his formative years at the Baxter Building labs; but despite his access to its high-tech resources, he rebelliously resisted taking advantage of this opportunity to learn.

Johnny attended the test of Reed Richards' Nevada desert N-Zone teleportation device and was transported by its malfunction to France. Waking in a hospital bed there, he briefly burst into flame with no harm to himself.After being taken to the Baxter Building, he continually inadvertently burst into flame, slowly learning to control his combustion by reciting "Flame On" and "Flame Off." When the Baxter Building was attacked by Arthur Molekevic's genetically constructed monster, Johnny accidentally burned through a window and fell from the skyscraper, discovering he could fly while aflame.

Alone among the foursome, Johnny dreamed about using his powers to be a super-hero like the Ultimates; however, his father insisted Johnny finish high school, which he was coerced into attending. He registered at a school in Queens, and made friends quickly, meeting Liz Allen, Mary Jane Watson and Peter Parker, among others. When Johnny accidentally caught fire at a beach bonfire, he fled, returning only to ask Liz to meet with him so he could explain. Though Allen didn't show, Spider-Man did, and the two talked before cooperating to save people trapped in a burning building. Johnny's spirit was renewed by Spider-Man's contention that the drawbacks of super-powers are outweighed by the good they could do, and he shared with Spider-Man the name he would use when the team went public: the Human Torch. The Fantastic Four were forced to go public while battling the alien Nihil on the Las Vegas Sunset Strip; Johnny has since reveled in fame and the Fantastic Four's adventures. Still, Johnny is a fun-loving,charming,ladies man,that genuinely wants the best for his teammates.


Would You Watch It? Mark Millar's Ultimates

In 2002, Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch created one of Marvel's most groundbreaking stories: The Ultimates. As one of the first of its kind, The Ultimates grounded each of its superheroic characters in a level of realism and seriousness resembling that of the Dark Knight rather than what Marvel Studios has chosen to go with in their universe. This realism was only enhanced by Millar's pop culture references and Hitch's wide-screen, cinematic style.

The word on the street is that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige approached Millar about writing the book as a proof-of-concept project for future live action films. While some elements of The Ultimates made it to the big screen, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is by no means a direct adaptation of the book. But what if it were?

What if, in 2002, instead of getting The Ultimates volume 1, we got The Ultimates live action movie? Would you watch it? And would you watch it if it had the cast that Mark Millar proposed in The Ultimates vol. 1 Issue 4?

I would! Below you'll find Millar's 2002 picks for The Ultimates. I've chosen pictures of each actor that were taken in 2002 to make this feel more authentic.

Brad Pitt as Steve Rodgers/Captain America
Brad Pitt as Steve Rodgers/Captain America

Johnny Depp as Antonio Stark/Iron Man
Johnny Depp as Antonio Stark/Iron Man

Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury

Steve Buscemi as Bruce Banner/The Hulk
Steve Buscemi as Bruce Banner/The Hulk
Lucy Liu as Janet Pym/The Wasp
Lucy Liu as Janet Pym/The Wasp
Matthew McConaughey as Hank Pym/Giant-Man/Ant-Man
Matthew McConaughey as Hank Pym/Giant-Man/Ant-Man

This picture would have been so bad@$$! Ah, well, se la vie!


The Top 5 Members of The Justice League (According to Me)

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1) Green Lantern (John Stewart)- Years ago, the Guardians of Oa recognized John Stewart’s potential for exceptional courage and heroism. Awarding him a power ring, they trained him to be a member of the Green Lantern Corps, an intergalactic peacekeeping organization dedicated to protecting life throughout the universe. John proved himself time and again to be an exceptional champion in countless missions that have taken him across the cosmos. Later, following the death of Green Lantern Abin Sur, John Stewart was chosen to become the new Green Lantern of Sector 2814, a quadrant of space that included his former home. He protects Earth with the same dedication that earned him the respect of his fellow Corps members. Today, either by himself or as a member of the Justice League, John Stewart is a force to be reckoned with; an emerald beacon shining in darkest night.

2) Superman (Clark Kent)- Living up to being the legendary Superman would be a burden for most men, but Clark Kent’s shoulders are more than broad enough to carry the load. While his incredible physical strength comes from his home planet of Krypton, his moral strength comes from his simple Kansas upbringing. But he’s no longer the farm boy from Smallville. After seeing more of the universe than any of us can imagine, he maintains a firm sense of right and wrong. He is more complex than his reputation as a big blue Boy Scout. When he talks about Truth, Justice, and Freedom, everyone senses his deep commitment to these ideals. The natural leader of the Justice League, Superman leads by example and steadies this volatile group. With so many super-egos involved, there are often major clashes in style. And when clashes inevitably occur, he is often the peacemaker.

3) Batman (Bruce Wayne)- The life of Bruce Wayne, only child of Thomas and Martha Wayne and heir to their family fortune, changed forever the night he witnessed his parent’s murder on the streets of Gotham City’s notorious Crime Alley. Standing over their fallen bodies, he made a vow to rid his native city of the evil that had taken their lives. Over time he made good on that promise, seeking mentors across the globe to train him in the arts of detection, criminology, martial arts, escape artistry, the sciences, weaponry, and other fields that would enable him to accomplish his goal. Having mastered these skills, he returned to Gotham and adopted the guise of the Batman to strike fear in the hearts of those who would make others suffer as he suffered those many years ago. Not only is Batman the world’s greatest detective, but he also has one of the greatest scientific and analytical minds on Earth. Backed by Bruce Wayne’s vast personal fortune and the scientific resources of Wayne Enterprises, Batman has access to all kinds of weapons and technology, from prototype hyper-drive vehicles to deep-space bat suits. Batman’s grim attitude often rubs his teammates the wrong way, but he earns their respect with his unwavering dedication to justice.

4) Flash (Barry Allen)- The chance victim of a freak electro-chemical accident, Barry Allen awoke to discover that the combination of lightning and chemicals had given him an accelerated molecular composition; one of the benefits being the power of super-speed. Now able to run at speeds approaching the speed of light, Allen donned the scarlet costume of the Flash to protect his hometown of Central City from any rogues who would consider causing it harm. Regarded as a people’s hero for his charity work and non-secretive modus operandi, the Fastest Man Alive never hesitates to help anyone in need, whether alone or with his teammates in the Justice League. Blessed with a quick wit, Barry takes a light-hearted view of saving the universe. He is the comedian of the group, a wisecracking, easy-going hero who relies on his speed and his brains to get him out of trouble. While his teammates may sometimes roll their eyes at his corny one-liners and catch phrases, they have come to value his unique talents and his friendly, easy-going personality. Overall, they are glad to have him as a League member, and take pride in seeing him grow as a hero and an icon.

5) Wonder Woman (Diana of Themyscira)- In want of a child to call her own, Queen Hippolyta of the Amazons sought the guidance of the oracle Menalippe, who instructed her to fashion an infant out of clay. Doing as she was instructed on the beaches of Themyscira, the clay was changed by her patron gods (Demeter, Aphrodite, Athena, Artemis, Hestia, and Hermes) into a human infant. In addition, as the clay turned to flesh and took in its first breath, the gods blessed the child with an array of special abilities. Overjoyed with the boon granted to her by her patrons, Hippolyta named the child Diana and raised her in the ways of the Amazons. As she grew to adulthood, Diana was tutored the arts of rhetoric, combat, religion, philosophy, and in all other forms of knowledge that the Amazons held in high regard; eventually coming to master each field that she studied. Thanks to the efforts of the Themysciran population, who each played a part in the child’s upbringing, Diana grew to become the most powerful and resourceful warrior on all of Themyscira. To spread peace and justice, Diana eventually elected to travel to Patriarch’s World as the costumed hero that would eventually become known as Wonder Woman. One of the most formidable members of the Justice League, Wonder Woman was blessed by the gods with the powers of flight, superior strength, and speed; while her Amazonian heritage provided her with an education in weaponry and a vast array of fighting disciplines. In addition, she possesses her bracelets—enchanted gauntlets that symbolize a time when the Amazons were enslaved by men—which she can use to deflect bullets with her great speed, and an indestructible golden lasso, which was forged by Hephaestus from the golden Girdle of Gaea. Though well-versed in—and seemingly designed for—the art of warfare, Wonder Woman is, in truth, a pacifist who utilizes these gifts as a means to bring humanity a message of peace.

Source for character info: http://jl.toonzone.net/


Justice For All: Using Trailers To Cast The Justice League Film

Justice League. The internet has been abuzz with rumors surrounding this film for months. Who is going to direct it? When is it coming out? Can a project like Justice League actually work? The Justice League film seems to be an even bigger topic of discussion on the internet than Avengers 2. This may simply be due to the fact that there is a great deal hope (and no doubt money) riding on this project even though there is no talent attached yet. Everyone (except maybe Marvel) wants this to work as well as Nolan's Bat Trilogy, and, with the right talent, it can be.

The necessary talent obviously includes the director, the writer, the production team, and numerous others, but this article is all about the actors and actresses who are best suited to play DC's most iconic characters. This is not the first or last article on the internet that you'll find about the Justice League cast, but it may be the first to use movie trailers to show all of you out there why these actors can embody these characters better than anyone else. So without further ado, here we go!

Role Call

Superman played by Henry Cavill

Man of Steel.

I won't spend too much time on this one since Henry Cavill has already been cast as the last son of Krypton. I will say that from what we've seen of him in the Man of Steel trailer, he seems to have a grasp on what makes Superman special. He's a natural leader who inspires the confidence of almost everyone around him. He carries hope on his shoulders when there is no hope. Keeping Cavill in the role will help Justice League to make sequel-level profits by bringing in the audience from Man of Steel.

Batman played by Ryan Gosling

Christian Bale does not want to do another Batman film, and Joseph Gorden Levitt has already been cast as "Robin" in the Nolanverse. So who's left to take up the cape and cowl? Who better than Ryan Gosling. Widely recognized as a talented actor with the build for a superhero role, Gosling proved that he was suited to play the Dark Knight when he starred in Drive. In the lead role, he showed us his ability to embody Batman's coldness, gravitas, seriousness, and badassery. Batman may not always be the most popular person among his teammates, but he commands respect and loyalty. On film, Gosling could definitely do that too. Some people may be thrown by Ryan's blonde hair, but he does have the choice to darken it for the role.

Wonder Woman played by Gemma Arterton

Wonder Woman's nickname--the Amazon Princess--illustrates the beautiful dichotomy of her character. She's a powerful, strong-willed woman who would never back down from a fight or a challenge, but she's also a lover of peace who would never seek a fight or a conflict. She's simultaneously both the most fierce and most nurturing member of the team.With her powerful abilities and vast training, Diana is capable of going toe-to-toe with just about any hero or villain. Gemma Arterton's roles in Hansel and Gretel and Prince of Persia show that she has what it takes to make Wonder Woman work on screen. In Hansel and Gretel, she plays a tough, seasoned witch hunter who isn't afraid to headbutt her enemies at a moment's notice. In Prince of Persia, she not only showed that she can play regal well, she also did some badass stunts. Oh, and she has a pretty sexy British accent (the standard accent for foreign cultures and fantasy films in Hollywood), and she can do humor! She's pretty much perfect. She can look more or less Mediterranean with the right tan--as shown in Prince of Persia if that's a concern of yours. She's willing to shoot on location, she's inexpensive right now, and she has already proven that she can do swords and sandals types of movies.

Green Lantern played by Chris Pine

Green Lantern is THE interstellar hero. He was chosen above all others for his courage, his willpower, and his honesty--three vital qualities in a Green Lantern. In many ways, Hal is the most human of the group. He's been irresponsible. He's felt fear. And he's overcome great challenges no matter what set-backs are sent his way. He's always willing to stare death in the face and put his life on the line--something that he does regularly as a test pilot. Not only is he a charming womanizer and light-hearted joker, Hal is also a man's man. He's the guy you want to share drinks with when you go out on a night on the town.

While Ryan Reynolds played the character well in 2011's Green Lantern, the film was a critical flop, and it is not highly regarded by anyone. Justice League is Warner Bros.'s chance to start fresh with the character by recasting him similarly to how Henry Cavill took the Superman role from Brandon Routh and Mark Ruffalo took the Hulk role from Edward Norton. This would be a great way to reboot the character softly so that we can forget about the last film. So who should take the Green Lantern mantle? Look no further than Chris Pine, who played a hero similar to Green Lantern--James Kirk--in 2011's Star Trek.

Cyborg played by Chadwick Boseman

Cyborg is the ultimate combination of man and machine, but his creation came from a tragic accident. Victor Stone was a gifted football player who had trouble connecting with his scientist father. While visiting his father's workplace at S.T.A.R. Labs, an experiment went horribly wrong and destroyed much of Vic's body. Desperate to save his son, Vic's father used several experimental and extraterrestrial technologies that turned Vic into Cyborg. Now Vic is plugged into every computer in the world and is a digital and physical tank.

Victor seldom receives the credit he rightfully deserves. He is an everyman--a people’s superhero. Unlike many of the other heroes, Cyborg is a hero that the public is likely to run into on the streets and interact regularly with, whereas some of his team mates stick to the shadows or fly. He’s approachable and passionate, spending his spare time working with disabled children. He's also one of the military's go-to heroes. These attributes make him indispensable to the team, as he provides a vital link between the Justice League and the people they serve. Furthermore, Cyborg is a hero who as personally experienced loss. This loss permeates his being which sometimes leads to him having deeply introspective moments but, overall, this pain gives Victor direction.

The actor who plays Cyborg needs to be able to shift between being superheroic, sweet, and pained. Chadwick Boseman can do those and do them well. He's set to star alongside Harrison Ford in 42, the Jackie Robinson life story, as Jackie Robinson himself. Warner needs to hire this guy soon, because he may be the next Denzel Washington. But right now, he's still pretty affordable for an ensemble cast.