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Interview with Fantastic Four (1994) Screenwriter Craig Nevius (EXCLUSIVE)


Craig Nevius, writer of the 1994 Fantastic Four film, shares his experiences in his first interview on the movie!


Chapters


0:15 Episode Introduction & Why Craig Wasn't In Doomed


7:10 Getting Into Screenwriting


13:38 Joining The Fantastic Four (1994)


28:23 What Comics Influenced Fantastic Four


37:17 Learning Fantastic Four Wouldn't Be Released


52:46 Break


52:56 Differences Between Craig's Scripts & The 1994 Film

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1:02:41 Why Were The Thing Scenes Cut from the Final Film?


1:05:41 Influence of Other Superhero Films on Fantastic Four


1:20:29 Working with Adam West & Frank Gorshin in Black Scorpion


1:27:35 Working with William Shatner In Concert


1:31:45 Advice for Future Screenwriters


1:42:19 Closing: Fan Comments & Shoutouts



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