‘Fantastic Four’ Writer and Producer Says Fox Still Wants to Make a Sequel

By May 13, 2016

Without a doubt, Twentieth Century Fox’s intended Fantastic Four reboot last year has gone down in history as one of the biggest comic book movie failures ever. Despite having a solid cast of young, talented actors as well as an even more promising director at the helm (at the time), the film was not only a bad adaptation of the Fantastic Four property itself, but also was torn and clawed at the seams by a flawed initial vision, and even more evident studio intervention later.

According to one of its co-writers and producer, Simon Kinberg though, while Fox and he realize the mistakes they made with the film (hard not to when millions of fans are screaming them at you), the studio and creative team still want to make a sequel to the film at some point.

During a recent interview with Den Of Geek, Kinberg talked briefly about his and the studio’s mistakes with the project:

“We didn’t make a good movie. The world voted, and I think they probably voted correctly. And you can’t make a good movie every time out – not everybody does. We actually have a pretty good batting average, all things considered. But I think we made many mistakes when we made that movie – mistakes that we learned from and we wouldn’t repeat.”

While that’s not exactly comforting, considering Kinberg also worked on X-Men: Apocalypse this year as well, which is equally disappointing (though not nearly as bad), the writer and producer promises that the sequel would stay closer to the original feel and tone of the comics:

“We want to make another Fantastic Four movie. We love that cast. I love the comic, I mean I love it almost as much as X-Men. We’ll try to be truer to the essence of Fantastic Four, which is largely distinct from the X-Men, which is brighter, funner, more optimistic in tone.”

After three notably failed attempts at bringing the Fantastic Four to life, one of the most iconic and important properties in comic book history, something tells me fans are going to need a lot of convincing before they even come close to giving the studio another shot at this property.

It sounds like there are plans to make a sequel at some point down the line though, and I can’t really blame them with Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell leading the movies (four of the best young actors working today), but it’s going to be a long time before I think anyone wants to hear about a Fantastic Four movie again. Unless of course, it’s being done by Marvel Studios.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable