Fantastic Four Might Be Rejoining The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Bigger kiss of death than the horrible reviews and box office?  Watson liked it.
Bigger kiss of death than the horrible reviews and box office? Watson liked it.

According to Den of Geek, a deal may have been struck to bring the Fantastic Four back into the fold of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  While news broke earlier that Fox was ordering two X-Men based TV shows, Hellfire and Legion, it seems that Fox may have received the new TV rights in exchange for bringing the FF back into the main MCU.

This Fantastic Four deal could help explain why Fox suddenly received some broad, new rights for content in a world when Marvel is succeeding on every medium, but it also may help explain why three MCU films are scheduled to be released in 6 months of 2020.  Official details haven’t been released yet so stay tuned for more on this intriguing development.

Gabbing Geek Review: Box Office Year to Date

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We here at Gabbing Geek LOVE box office reports.  Ok….JUST me and Ryan.  Everyone else seems to hate them.  We’ve talked a lot about it the last few weeks, so let’s look at the winners and losers of this year’s box office as we wait for the Martian to officially kick off the Fall movie season.

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The Reason Jenny Does Our Cosplay Articles Instead of Watson

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When Jenny does her wonderful cosplay feature every day, we get amazing images like the one above.  What would get if Watson took over the column?  Click to find out…

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Afternoon Funnies- Scumbag Edition Edition

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Also known as “Watson Didn’t Want to Write an Article today and Just Dumped a Bunch of Pictures Off His Phone”.  Click on for a mild chuckle. Continue reading Afternoon Funnies- Scumbag Edition Edition

Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Heroes Case File #31: The Huntress

Offhand, I could not tell you which Huntress is in this picture.
Offhand, I could not tell you which Huntress is in this picture.

Superheroes, for the most part, don’t age.  Marvel and DC have their superhero universes set in some sort of sliding scale timeline, where almost everything that’s happened since the superhero line was created somehow only occurred over a ten to twelve year period.  That means that even though there are Fantastic Four comics depicting Reed Richards and Ben Grimm in the trenches of World War II, today neither of those gentlemen are that old.  Aside from a handful of World War II era heroes and villains who have managed to stay active and keep their ties to the war (Captain America, the original Justice Society), or even the rarer other type (Frank Castle is a Vietnam vet), heroes are pulled from eras they existed in to avoid explaining how Batman swings through the streets of Gotham without a walker.

But there are ways to allow heroes to age, and one of them DC used to have was Earth-2.  Originally the home of the Justice Society of America, Earth-2 was the place where the Golden Age heroes did their thing.  And while none of them quite reached the state we’d consider “elderly,” some of them did marry and have children.  One of them was the Earth-2 Batman, and he had a daughter, and oh man, is this one messed up history.

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Tom Recommends: The Venture Brothers

Gabbing Geek Tom Recommends v2Cartoon Network a number of years back spun-off a line of late night shows, many only about ten minutes per episode, under the “Adult Swim” umbrella.  A number of their short original programming often looks crudely animated (on purpose), and may require some substances illegal in most states to really enjoy.  One such show that is neither ten minutes long nor requires such stimulation is The Venture Brothers.

The Venture Brothers is often hilarious, and much of it comes across as a distorted Geek pop culture argument on acid.

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Spiders, Spiders Everywhere Part 5

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Fear not true believers, my obsession with the Spider-Man Complete Chronology and posts you won’t read has not wavered, just been waylayed by Convergence and Secret Wars.

After the break, check out some cameos that Spidey has made in the Marvel Universe over the years that are not significant enough to include in the reading order.

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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report- Straight Into the Box Office

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Did the Fantastic Four jump over Mission Impossible and newcomers Straight Outta Compton and the Man From UNCLE to claim the top spot? No. It didn’t. Who won the week?
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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report- Not Sure How Fantastic It Is

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The critics weren’t kind.  Audiences gave it an equally bad grade.  Could Fantastic Four even hold off a popular Mission Impossible film in its second frame?  
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Where Does the Josh Trank Fantastic Four Movie Rank Against Other Superhero Flicks?

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You’ve seen me praise the film in my review.  Jenny liked it as well in her review.  The critics combined score over at Rotten Tomatoes was another story.  But again, I feel they missed the boat on this one.

To illustrate how wrong I think the critics are on this one, I decided to examine exactly where Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four ranked relative to the other DC/Marvel superhero movies in the post-Iron Man and Dark Knight era.

My findings after the jump.

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