View Full Version : We will have a Big Budget FF Movie
11-19-2003, 06:39 PM
20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four has been pushed back until summer 2005. Marvel and Fox had previously targetted a December 24, 2004 release, but it was ultimately decided that was too late in the year. The movie will be billed as a MAJOR TENTPOLE RELEASE, and will be supported with many licenses including video games, toys, apparel, and more.
Is no doubt, we will have a big budget Fantastic Four Movie. But When is Marvel & Fox going to cast this movie?
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11-19-2003, 09:04 PM
They first have to get a script AND a Director that everyone over at those studios are going to fully support, and once that happens, then they will start the casting process. I, for one, am really glad to hear that they are going to be looking at this as a MAJOR product........no skimping on the production costs for this baby...especially when it comes to the actual space flight that gives them their powers, and the creation of The Thing in particular. This appears to be something that they will probably sink about 50 mil or so into. Looks good!
12-02-2003, 11:29 PM
By the way........ does anybody have any idea at all as to what the actual budget on this baby is going to come to? My guess would be in order to do this RIGHT, they are going to HAVE to have a budget anywhere between 55 and 70 mil, easily? Has anybody here seen any numbers that they are talking about? I agree that calling this a MAJOR TENTPOLE production would give us a good reason to be really excited, but until I see some numbers that really do REFLECT it being a "major tentpole" production, I don't know what to believe.
12-03-2003, 10:07 AM
--Well, the first X-Men had a budget of about $75 million, and that was before comic book movies proved that they were really marketable. then the 2nd movie had a budget of $110 million. My guess is that the budget for FF would be in the $90-$100 million range.
12-03-2003, 11:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Oldsoul3300:
--Well, the first X-Men had a budget of about $75 million, and that was before comic book movies proved that they were really marketable. then the 2nd movie had a budget of $110 million. My guess is that the budget for FF would be in the $90-$100 million range.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Oh, it'll be at least $100 mil or more. It has to be in order to measure up to the standards of X2 and every other big spectacular film that will be released between now and 2005.
12-03-2003, 12:52 PM
Hmm, I wonder if perhaps after The Hulk studios may be a little more cautious about sinking big money into an unproven commodity. Universal spent $137 million to make Hulk and another $35 million to market it. It took in approximatley $241.7 million worldwide, of which Universal got about 60% of. That's $145 million back on a $172 million investment. If Hulk hadn't cleaned up on DVD it wouldn't been a huge loss for its studio and Hulk is a well known character, much more so than FF. I'm betting Fox will pour Daredevil-level money into it, around $80 million to no more than $100 million, just to be on the safe side.
12-03-2003, 01:12 PM
--I would tend to agree with norrinraad on that one.
One of the reasons X-Men got as much as it did 4 years ago was because it was a recognizable name, outside of the Comic book community, and X2 got a big budget boost because of how well the first film did.
Likewise, with Hulk and Spider-Man... they got large budgets because they were extremely recognizable.
Now, while FF has been around for a long time, the general public just isn't as familiar with the characters, so it doesn't have as large of a built-in audience. I think for that reason, in addition to the less-than-expected success of recent C2F films like Hulk and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, I doubt FF's budget will break $100 million.
12-03-2003, 02:10 PM
I see what you're saying but if you give a film with these characters anything less than $100 million its going to end up looking as fragmented as Daredevil did. Yeah, the FF aren't as well known as Spidey but their stories are so much bigger than his. You can't short change on the budget and expect to translate their appeal to the big screen effectively. Plus when you factor in the enormous potential of Spider-Man 2, Hellboy, and a brand new Batman, why jeopardize the momentum that those films could bring to the Fantastic Four?
12-03-2003, 02:48 PM
I'm in agreement with you guy's on this subject, but that dosen't mean that the "powers that be" are going to actually write the checks for 100 mil or more to do this. I would imagine that they are going to sink in, let's say for the sake of argument..... 60 mil or so, and then put in another 20 for advertising. Then, whomever they use for the roles of the FF will probably do the talk show/newscast interview rounds to publicize the film....... and then watch what sort of money comes in from that. I really can't see that the head honchos over at Fox are going to say it's all right to put in over 100 mil for this, given the fact that it isn't as well known a book as Spidey or Hulk. If it does boffo business (and there really isn't any reason to believe that it WON'T), then we'll start hearing all sorts of stuff about the sequal, and getting a budget more in line for an even more successfull C2F.
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