Genre: COMIC BOOK / ACTION / ADVENTURE
Release Dates: JULY 1, 2005
Taglines: Prepare for the fantastic.
Production Company: 1492 Pictures / Marvel Enterprises
Marvel’s first family of comic superheroes takes the world by storm as the longest running comic book series in history comes to the big screen. Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic, who can elongate his body; Susan Storm / Invisible Woman, who not only can become invisible at will but can render other objects invisible; Johnny Storm / Human Torch, who can shoot fire from his finger tips and bend flame; and Ben Grimm / The Thing, a hideously misshapen monster with superhuman strength, together battle the evil Doctor Doom.
Crew: Tim Story ( Director); Mark Frost and Simon Kinberg (Writers); Chris Columbus, Bernd Eichinger, Avi Arad and Ralph Winter (Producers); Stan Lee (Executive Producer)
Cast: Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm (The Thing), Jessica Alba as Susan Storm (The Invisible Woman), Chris Evans as Johnny Storm (The Human Torch), Julian McMahon as Victor Von Doom (Doctor Doom) and Kerry Washington as Alicia Masters
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter films, was attached to direct at one.
Tim Robbins was considered for Dr. Doom.
This is not the first Fantastic Four movie. Another was made in 1994 but never released. It was low budget and never made it to theaters.
Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s 12) was interested in directing.
Julia Stiles was considered for the role of Susan Storm/Invisible Girl.
George Clooney and Brendan Fraser were both considered for the part of Reed Richards.
Michael Chiklis was offered the role of Thing after Jennifer Garner (Elektra) suggested him for the role.