EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Pennington Joins Fathom 3D

EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Pennington Joins Fathom 3D

The actor and musician has signed a multi-picture deal with Fox to star in the aquatic, comic book adaptation created by Micheal Turner

By multipurposeponi - Aug 06, 2010 03:08 AM EST
Filed Under: Fathom

The wheels are still turning for the film adaptation of Micheal Turner's aquatic comic series, Fathom. The story follows a woman named Aspen Matthews, a marine biologist who accidentally discovers she is a member of a race of aquatic creatures with hydrokinetic abilities; the power to manipulate water. Megan Fox will portray Aspen and act as a producer on the film that is currently in development at Fox.

Today I've learned that once-relatively unknown actor Kevin Pennington (who has been linked to countless Marvel Studios movie roles) has signed a multi-picture deal with Fox; the first film being Fathom which is currently seeking a director. He is slated to portray the character Chance Crawford, a Navy pilot and love interest to Aspen (Fox); though this may change once a director has singed on to the project.

Another interesting tidbit is that the studio has recently agreed to film Fathom in 3D, rather than convert the footage in post production.

This will be Pennington's first comic book feature film role; but it definitely won't be his last. Though Fathom takes place in a mostly aquatic setting, if Fox has their way Pennington will be wielding a much 'hotter' element in a future superhero reboot.

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TheGambitFreak - 8/6/2010, 3:21 AM
Wow they are still making this movie...... I really like J. Scott Campbell's art, but I don't think I'm gonna like the movie. @ Poni nice find!
TheGambitFreak - 8/6/2010, 3:25 AM
Oh didn't think of that. It would be funny, Campbell's been known for drawing breast's bigger than average, what if they put her in lke a water bra. sorry It is 5:26 here I need sleep!
TheGambitFreak - 8/6/2010, 3:27 AM
let me remind you though, namor would be awsome but Fox's acting sucks! so I don't think Marvel will pay attention.
DrDon - 8/6/2010, 3:27 AM
Ugh! The comic is total dreck!
ROMACK - 8/6/2010, 4:11 AM
I just want to be the guy who covers Megans tattos and keeps her oiled up all day ;P
Shaman - 8/6/2010, 4:33 AM
Tea- Pay the rent? [frick] that!!! He can live in his damn fathom trailer till he gets paid and buys a loft!!! So now i hope it bombs so we never ever hear of these two "actors" again! And Marvel could do a Namor film done right on their own after fathom bombs to show Fox how its done! Pitty this film isn't setting up to be much of an homage to Turner. I guess we can only wait and see how it turns out. It can't be much worse than Jonah Hex though... wait, what?
LEEE777 - 8/6/2010, 5:06 AM
Thats cool about PENNINGTON, I loved this comic book!

And MEGAN FOX is cool enough, only for this comic book character tho!

Can't wait to see it, we need CAMERON on this baby!

Whats not cool is not having SUPERMAN & BATMAN in the JLA MOVIE... well unless we get our WORLDS FINEST movie, and we get a true JLA YEAR ONE movie, but wheres GREEN ARROW, he's a must and cameoes at the end of JLA for SUPES 'n' BATS too!?

Anyways, we need WITCHBLADE and THE DARKNESS movies too!

marvel72 - 8/6/2010, 5:19 AM
another franchise for fox to f*ck up.
JoshWilding - 8/6/2010, 6:19 AM
If this means he wont be in any of Marvel Studios' upcoming movies, then thank [frick] for that. He's an unimpressive actor and I wouldnt be in the least bit surprised if FOX made the poor decision of casting him as Johnny Storm!

As for this movie, with Pennington and Megan Fox (who in all honesty is a pretty poor actress) I'm guessing it'll be a critical flop even if it's not a financial one which is a real pity for fans of the source material... ;(
TANKGIRL - 8/6/2010, 6:35 AM
as much i think Megan look like the cahracter but i don't want her to play it she [frick]ed up everything



XmutantX - 8/6/2010, 6:43 AM
TANKY@ great picks! :) how come ur not playin one of those characters? :P

Poni@ nice article..i would luv 2 see fox in a bakini for 2 hours!!! and it would be amazing 2 see the fathom world on the big screen! MT was amazing!! RIP :(
TANKGIRL - 8/6/2010, 6:48 AM

marvel72 - 8/6/2010, 6:52 AM
@ tankgirl nice casting,jessica lowndes as fathom is awesome.
jessica is lovely,she would be great as wonder woman.
TANKGIRL - 8/6/2010, 7:28 AM
deadpool72 NAH jessica lowndes fit more for donna troy plus she is too short

ThaMessenger07 - 8/6/2010, 7:43 AM
R.I.P Michael Turner (April 21, 1971 – June 27, 2008)

One of My Favorite artist and one of the Best ever!

marvel72 - 8/6/2010, 7:47 AM
@ tankgirl she looks better in that photo above the fathom cover.
i didn't relize she would be to short for wonder woman,donna troy it is then.

@ thamessenger comic legend,one of the greats.
i love his civil war,namor & the funeral images.
a nice little tribute,well done.
SydneySavage - 8/6/2010, 8:07 AM
Audrina Patrige? Are you F**king kidding? Get outta here! LOL

I'm glad Kevin finally got a comic book role, but this isn't his first starring role. He's in "Horrible Bosses" with Jen Aniston and his imdb says he'll be in a movie with Ellen Page and Diane Keaton (both releasing next year)

BTW... here's Turner's take on Human Torch, looks like Kevin.
peterparker420 - 8/6/2010, 8:25 AM
Megan Fox!..OH NOOOOO!

Every movie she touches turns to SH!T
and FATHOM is on of my favorite's!

M.TURNER..Was/is my favorite artist..and FATHOM was his baby! I really hope they do it RIGHT!!

I hope they do it RIGHT! (I had to say that twice)

If you don't know about FATHOM and whould like to

Fathom: The Definitive Edition Volume 1
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By peterparker23 at 2010-08-06

HERE is a little INFO about FATHOM:

There are two worlds. The one we know, and the one below. Aspen Matthews has always been drawn to the sea, that is why she became a marine biologist. But when an underwater experiment goes horribly wrong, Aspen discovers her connection to life under the sea is far more than scientific. She discovers that she is a water nymph - able to live and thrive beneath the sea!

Fathom: The Definitive Edition:

Inside, readers will find the rare Fathom Preview, issues #0 and #1/2, both of which have never been collected in a trade before. Issues #1 through #9, including the special add-in pages, plus the sold out issues #10 and #11, also making their first trade debut! Re-envisioned pages and excerpts from issues #12 through #14, focusing on Aspen and Cannon's ordeal with Vana! Both original Fathom Swimsuit issues featuring pin-ups from a host of today's top artists, along with a jam-packed cover gallery and more seldom seen Fathom goodies as only Michael Turner and Aspen could deliver! We'll also be including the complete Aspen Extended Edition which bridges the gap between Fathom Volume 1 and Volume 2, and also features the first appearance of everyone's favorite Blue warrior goddess, Kiani! Combine all that together, and you have 496 massive pages of everything that was Fathom Volume 1.
peterparker420 - 8/6/2010, 8:36 AM
I gotta ask..

How did FOX get the rights..from ASPEN?
Shaman - 8/6/2010, 9:04 AM
Well Poni, it is only my opinion, but hiring Megan Fox to headline in Fathom is making a monumetal joke of Turner's work.
She most CERTAINLY looks the part like almost no one else, but she'll sabotage the whole shit to smitherines!
They handpicked her PRIOR to everybody realising just how bad she is at her job, which should be "acting".
Not merely looking pretty. Evangeline Lilly would have been a proper homage to Turner.
Not this toe-thumbed talent vacuum.

Oh and my rant isn't because i'm a bitchy fanboy that didn't get his desired fan cast picked.
But i will always prefer quality talent over tits and ass.
T&A can be implanted or CGIed but not talent.
flames809 - 8/6/2010, 9:21 AM
if is a movie with Megan fox wearing a swimming suit threw out the movie, i be the first one on line then.
Hawksblueyes - 8/6/2010, 10:29 AM
He does look Johnny Stormish.

I'm not familiar with Fathom, although I've been hearing about this possible movie for some time now.

I am also not fond of Club Thumb Fox but maybe this will be the movie she uses to change my opinion about her.
NightBat - 8/6/2010, 11:45 AM
Michael Turner....You will always be missed, thank you for the gifts you left here....

Megan Fox attached to this movie makes me sick, she is a terrible actress and won't do this movie justice....
patriautism - 8/7/2010, 3:02 PM
Comic girls have such great boobs.
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