Axel Braun Asked To Save Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four bombed big time at the box office, but maybe Braun can do better where Fox failed. He really can't do any worse, right?
Comic Fans Cry Out for Porn Director
Axel Braun to Save the Fantastic Four
‘You’re Our Only Hope,’ Reads a Social Media
Meme Pleading for Help from the Acclaimed
Director of ‘Batman v Superman XXX:
An Axel Braun Parody’!
LOS ANGELES (August 13, 2015) – This past weekend yielded one of the biggest Hollywood box office flops of all time with the release of “Fantastic Four,” and fans are calling out for the one man who can save the franchise – Axel Braun… and yes, he’s a porn director! A new meme is circulating on social media pleading for the undisputed King of Parody to finally give comic lovers the Fantastic Four movie they crave.
Braun is the director of over a dozen bestselling comic porn parodies, including current number one adult movie “Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody.” Now he is the focus of a meme campaign reading, “Save Us Axel Braun; You’re Our Only Hope.” The meme includes a promotional poster of Fox’s “Fantastic Four,” which released August 7 and brought in only $26.2 million in the US box office over the weekend. The film’s production budget was $120 million.
“Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody” is produced by Wicked Pictures. It is the award-winning filmmaker’s most intricate and ambitious superhero picture to date and is the second release from the new Wicked Comix imprint. Braun’s film released June 10, nearly a full year before the 2016 release of Hollywood’s version.
The YouTube trailer for “Batman v Superman XXX”, which has amassed almost a million views in just over two months, included comments like “You’re doing God’s work;” “Acting is too good. Can’t be porn;” “It’s kind of amazing how this had a better trailer than the real movie;” and “Looks better than the original!”
Fans are hoping the failing “Fantastic Four” franchise can receive the Axel Braun treatment, as the director is known for bringing a legendary attention to detail with high production values to his comic parodies.
“It’s flattering and quite frankly pretty funny that fans are turning to me after their disappointment with Hollywood’s continued failure to create a Fantastic Four movie that comic lovers can be proud of,” said Axel Braun. “I am honestly still undecided on what my next comic parody will be, but it will definitely show love and respect for the source material, as well as a deep understanding of the characters… something that the mainstream film industry seems somehow incapable of.”
Braun’s next film is “Peter Pan XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, releasing September 23 from the Wicked Fairy Tales imprint.