The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – reaction to new movie could shape the Fantastic 4 reboot cast

Posted on 17 April 2014
By Emily Farnan
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With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 hitting our screens and X-Men Days of Futures Past just around the corner – it seems unfair that we have to wait until 2015 to see the re-boot of the Fantastic 4.

Marvel have been smashing out films, like the Hulk goes through a Helicarrier, ever since Blade was released in 1998 – giving us classics like X-Men, but also missing the mark with Dare-Devil.

Fans were up in arms when the Fantastic 4 reboot cast was released, with Sue Storm’s brother ‘The Human Torch’ being turned into a black character.

Similar ridiculous rants were vented when Idris Elba was cast as Heimdall in Thor, but the film and the character proved to be great, none the less.

Fans’ outcries go something along these lines: “But it’s a family they’re portraying.” Come on, this isn’t the 1950’s, clean cut white American family, this shows real relationships between real people, and if they go down the old school lines, amazing, if not, also amazing.

Shaking things up from the originals can sometimes lead to an even better movie.

James Franco, who played Harry Osborn in the first run of Spidey films seemed a a little miffed when asked his thoughts on The Amazing Spiderman and said they should have taken them in a different direction.

He said: “They could have strayed a little bit more from the original.

“Well, I guess they made a lot of money. Congrats. Good for them.”

Because The Amazing Spiderman is so similar to the original and less than a decade apart, fans were expecting something a little bit different.

And we’re almost guaranteed to get something different with the Fantastic Four reboot movie project as the new Fantastic 4 cast shows:

Sue Storm: Kate Mara

The Thing: Jamie Bell

Human Torch: Micheal. B. Jordan

Mr Fantastic: Miles Teller.

In the meantime let’s just hold onto the thought that the newest X-Men is only a month away.