[image=http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d76/jedimasterronoc/fantastic4.jpg] this thread is to discuss the Fantastic Four movies. the first one came out July 8th, 2005. Fantastic Four 2 is due out July 4th, 2007. now the first one did good at the box office. it made about $154,696,080 domestically and $174,906,311 internationally for a world wide total of $329,602,391. overall the critics didn't like it. with it's box office total i would hardly call it a failure. it wasn't the greatest comic book movie ever but it was a fun movie to watch. i think it suffered because people expected it to be a somewhat dark and serious movie like batman or spiderman. the fantastic four are actually supposed to be light hearted and funny which i sort of liked as a change. all main cast members are returning for the sequel. here is a link to a recent interview with Tim Story. http://www.latinoreview.com/news.php?id=236 While at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles I ran into Tim Story, the director of the Fantastic Four and as you know by now he will also be directing the upcoming sequel Fantastic Four 2. Once I saw him I just yelled it out to him "Tim what's up man? We seeing the Puppet Master in Fantastic Four 2?, which of course he laughed it off and just said, "I can't tell you" (Laughs) I ended up chatting with him for like 5 mintues or so and of course I had to go around the question regarding the Puppet Master like is Kerry Washington going to be in the sequel, "Kerry will have a larger role in the sequel" Story said. So who knows maybe that means that yes we will see the Puppet Master as the villain for the sequel, or maybe we will see more of Kerry Washington as the blind love interest to Ben Grimm's aka THE THING, since that's how they left it off in the first film. Kerry Washington plays Alicia Masters, who is the daughter to the Puppet Master. Before I hopped on my ride to the airport back to NYC I asked him when does shooting start, Story replies, "August 1st up in Vancouver" And finally I asked Story that towards the end of the first film, it left it wide open that Doom will be back, so will he? "Yes that I can tell you. He will be back in full DOOM, not like we had him in the first film" Fantastic Four 2 is scheduled to be released in July 4th 2007.