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Boardroom Suggestion: Fantastic Four Reboot

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Okay, so there’s this meme known as "Boardroom Suggestion". For those who’ve never heard of it, it was originally a comic strip from a web comic called "Hejibits". Here’s what the "Know Your Meme" website has to say about this meme: knowyourmeme.com/memes/boardro…

It’s one of my favorite memes and I love most of the variations I’ve seen of it. With the poor reception the Fantastic Four reboot got during this past week, I got the idea of doing my own version of this meme by showing what the executives at Fox are probably thinking right now. I did it last Friday, but I decided to wait until today, when the North American box-office results for this weekend would be revealed, to publish it.

And so, how much money has the reboot made during its first weekend? $26.2 million, getting its ass kicked by "Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation", which was released one week ago! And what are the percentages on Rotten Tomatoes for this movie right now? 9% from the professional critics and 25% from audiences! Congratulations, Fox! Even though you’ve repaired many of your mistakes with the last few X-Men movies, you STILL couldn’t make a decent Fantastic Four movie AND managed to make one of the worst comic book movies of all-time! Oh, I can’t wait to see this movie win plenty of awards during the upcoming year!

…And by 'awards', I mean the Razzie Awards, of course!

The original comic strip from "Hejibits" can be found here and belongs to John Kleckner: www.hejibits.com/comics/outloo…

The template I used can be found here: imgflip.com/memetemplate/Board…

The Fantastic Four reboot belongs to Fox… and they can shove it up their asses.

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TIAGO-FERNANDESProfessional Traditional Artist
Cool :) !
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mattjohn1992Hobbyist Artist
Great work. A+
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slyboysethStudent Writer
Guess it's good that I lucked out by not seeing this movie... or even hearing about this movie to start. Seriously, only a few trailers of it came up on TV and I barely paid attention to those.
Essteka's avatar
That's the opposite of where I live. Here, some of the commercials for that movie managed to air several times on TV and, unless I was getting a snack or going to the bathroom, it was hard to not miss them.
slyboyseth's avatar
slyboysethStudent Writer
Dang. Sorry to hear that.
BenJJedi's avatar
Given the flack it's been getting, I'm pretty sure the Razzies wouldn't even bother.
Essteka's avatar
...You're quite a bit late, because the Razzies DID give awards to that movie the day before the Oscars. THREE awards to be exact: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/36th_Gol…
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slshimerdlaProfessional Digital Artist
I love it! So true :P
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The-Miho-chanHobbyist Traditional Artist
this meme lol.. very amusing. and yeah.. this meme really brings to light what it seems like most big media sources are like these days. it's a sad state, but this humor off of it is great lol.
Essteka's avatar
Yeah, I agree with that.
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The-Miho-chanHobbyist Traditional Artist
\o/
Dreddzilla's avatar
Fantastic Four 2015 has 9% on rotten tomatoes that's worse than Batman and Robin!
Essteka's avatar
Yeah, I noticed that as well.
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PhantomGlineHobbyist Digital Artist
*Australian Tv Commericial *
'Prepare for a new kind of villain'

Me: It's Doctor Doom again isn't it.
Oh! What a shock.
Essteka's avatar
That's one of the numerous problems I have with this movie. Couldn't they AT LEAST pick another villain? I mean, I love Doctor Doom. He's my favorite FF villain and he's one of the greatest Marvel villains out there. But the Fantastic Four have OTHER villains that they could be fighting on the big screen. Ugh...
DamaNym's avatar
No, because then Marvel will get their greasy hands on Quicksilver and kill him off AGAIN and once again they'll make me angry. Stop treating like dirt my favorite characters, Marvel!
Essteka's avatar
Hum... Why are you talking about Quicksilver?
DamaNym's avatar
Because Fox own the Fantastic Four, and by extension the X-Men, so if they give the rights back to Marvel, then they'll also get their hands on the X-Men movies.
Essteka's avatar

Hum… First of all, the movie rights to the Fantastic Four are entirely independent from the movie rights to the X-Men. That means if Fox gave up on keeping the movie rights to the FF, they would still own the movie rights to the X-Men. Second, even if Marvel Studios somehow managed to get back the movie rights to the X-Men, I don’t see how they could kill Quicksilver off a second time. They would need to bring him BACK from the dead in the first place before killing him off again.

DamaNym's avatar
No, because they would kill Evan Peter's Quicksilver.

I still don't understand why did they kill off their own Quicksilver, seems like a waste for Marvel to fight tooth and nail to get these characters from Fox's copyright only to kill him off in his first movie.
Essteka's avatar
That’s… not how it would happen. If Marvel ever gained the rights to the X-Men, they wouldn’t use Fox’s take on those characters. Every time Marvel Studios gain back the rights to their characters, they’re always starting from scratch. “The Incredible Hulk” has nothing to do with Ang Lee’s “Hulk”. The Daredevil show on Netflix has nothing to do with the Ben Affleck movie, nor the Elektra spin-off. Their upcoming take on Spider-Man will have nothing to do with either Andrew Garfield’s or Tobey Maguire’s take on the character. And so on and so forth. They would start off fresh and introduce different incarnations of them. Marvel Studios’ Wolverine would be quite different from Fox’s version of the character. Same thing with Cyclops, Jean Grey, Storm, Magneto, Mystique, etc. As such, if Marvel Studios ever gained the movie rights to the X-Men, they would never use Evan Peters’ take on Quicksilver, especially since they already introduced their own take on the character with “Age of Ultron”. And even if they did, I seriously doubt they would kill off two different incarnations of the same character in the same continuity.

Also, I have no idea if Marvel really fought THAT hard to gain the rights to share Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch with Fox. Although I’d love to see the circumstances behind all the contracts they signed with the various studios.

DamaNym's avatar
Still, I'm quite upset and disappointed about it. You don't introduce a character only to kill him off in the first movie he debuts. And frankly I'm pissed off, because they killed off one of the few Marvel characters i like...Honestly I'm down with Marvel. I'm sick of its one-liners, boring strong female characters, and the fact that they kill or ruin the characters I like (i'm afraid Wanda will turn into another Strong Female Character, and Spider-man will also be ruined).
Papa-T-41's avatar
You know what's funny? This movie's Rotten Tomatoes score is five points lower than Dragonball Evolution's score. If that doesn't tell you what that means, I don't know what will...

I kinda wanted to check this out, but after hearing the reviews for it...I dunno if it's worth it at this point.
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