Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Fantastic Four Vs. The Crime Syndicate in: "Crisis at the Baxter Building!"



I'm not sure what to make of plans for a new Fantastic Four movie told from the point of view of Franklin and Valeria Richards.  I can understand the need for a fresh take after the previous cinematic attempts, but is that what fans really want to see?  Rumors of a solo Doctor Doom origin film are equally head scratching.  If they really don't know what to do with the materiel, I wish they would just relinquish control.

It was about time that the FF try and retake the Baxter Building.  The Syndicate took it over back in STF #1851...

18 comments:

TJS said...

It's especially baffling that even _after_ the success of the Iron Man movies, they wouldn't just let Doctor Doom be Doctor Doom in the 2015 film. They consistently seem to lack all confidence in the source material.

Cary Comic said...

Based on today's cover, the point would seem to be moot. They evidently _failed_ to retake the Baxter Building! So, they probably won't _live_ to do another movie.

Anonymous said...

Is the Baxter Building not worth retaking on the cover?

Anonymous said...

Say, the Crime Syndicate member's costumes (at least some of them) look different.

Anonymous said...

Also the Fantastic Four's.

Mr. Acer said...

You're looking at the CSA of the Antimatter Earth, post 'Syndicate Rules'. The same team redesigned by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, altered due to the events of 'JLA/Avengers', resulting in their blonde Kyle Rayner counterpart being replaced by a John Stewart double.

Glenn Host said...

I always liked the Crime Syndicate especially in the 2010 animated film Justice League Crisis on Two Earths. Maybe you can do some animated movie covers?

Dale Bagwell said...

The only way I'd be legit interested in that Doom solo movie is if, the guy from Cannibal and the Doctor Strange movie, Mads Mikkelsen, plays Doom.
Otherwise I whole-heartedly agree with the sentiment that the movie rights to the FF should revert back to Disney/Marvel. At least THEY would know how to give us a decent FF movie, let alone the interaction with the MCU.

Ken said...

Ugh. Anything featuring Valeria Richards immediately turns me off. One small child was enough. A super-genius 2nd child ruins it for me. Chris Claremont and his plague of 'future children of current heroes' is a trope I've never enjoyed.

Kid Charlemagne said...

Speaking of superkids, I'm guessing Franklin's powers wake up and he makes short work of the CSA.

Glenn Host said...

Marvel choose to farm out rights to X-Men, Fantastic Four and Spider-Man when they had cash flow issues and just because they are in better situation right now does not mean the rights should revert back to Marvel unless they are willing to pay for it and based on how profitable rest of movies are for them pay a LOT!

Kid Charlemagne said...

Off topic:

It's been 18 years, but I still miss the Moon.

AirDave said...

I have confidence in Sue. Arthur and J'onn beat the Crime Syndicate - Sue and HERBIE can too, with Franklin and Valeria... ;)

As for the films. FOX knows that they have something of value. They are gambling that enough people will be at least curious about Victor Von Doom. and maybe Franklin and Valeria. I would argue that the Doom announcement prompted The Joker announcement.

Simon Dyer said...

I have more faith in the Doom movie since Noah Hawley is involved. Currently, anyway.

Simreeve said...

AirDave said...
"I have confidence in Sue. Arthur and J'onn beat the Crime Syndicate - Sue and HERBIE can too, with Franklin and Valeria... ;)"

That inspires me to request an unlikely combination: the FF meet Herby 'the Love Bug'...

^_^

Anonymous said...

To Glenn Host: Maybe a movie or TV episode with Captain Carrot (and the Zoo Crew) coude be made.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I meant "could", not "coude".

Anonymous said...

"Arthur and Jonn beat the Crime Syndicate..."

You mean, elsewhere on this website?

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