Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fantastic Four: New 2014 comic series officially announced; Film reboot comes on June 19, 2015

Looks like Marvel's First Family of Superheroes is coming back in a big way in two fronts - one in its native Marvel comic book universe, while the other finally acknowledges the long awaited release date of the rebooted film adaptation franchise by 20th Century Fox!

Via Newsarama and USA Today, Marvel has confirmed and officially announced a BRAND NEW Fantastic Four comic book series for February 2014, to be written by James Robinson and illustrated by Leonard Kirk (With the cover up top designed by Alex Ross). Launching under the "All New Marvel Now" brand, the relaunched series will bring the team comprised of Reed Richards/ Mr. Fantastic, Susan Richards/ Invisible Woman, Johnny Storm/ The Human Torch, and Ben Grimm/ The Thing back to their roots in the Marvel Universe, as they're back in Manhattan, interacting more with the Marvel Universe, and facing more woes and problems as a superhero team than ever before. Robinson notes that the first arc will focus on the "Rise and Fall of the Fantastic Four, as well as the Rise and Fall of Johnny Storm". The Human Torch has bought the farm once before. Whether he will do so again or what befalls the team remains to be seen. One thing is certain... Dr. Doom will face the team anew and early on in the arc.

On the new Fantastic Four reboot film to be directed by "Chronicle" director Josh Trank, it will now see a release date on June 19, 2015. The Marvel movie bumps off the film adaptation of Ubisoft's video game Assassin's Creed, which stars Michael Fassbender, from that date to August 7, 2015. Any other details and casting have yet to be finalized, but the date's set. For more information, visit the source post at Superherohype.

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