X-Men producer not giving up on Fantastic Four franchise, sequel still to be reconsidered

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Fantastic Four (Photo courtesy: Marvel Studios/Wikimedia Commons)

A Fantastic Four sequel could be back on deck as X-men movies producer Simon Kinsberg said recently that they still want to see another movie featuring the famous foursome from the Marvel Comics despite the recent flop of the franchise in its last release.

The sequel was originally set for release in June 2017 but after poor reception from fans and low box office numbers, 20th Century Fox has “completely removed it off their calendar”, according to comingsoon.net. However, Kinsberg is not giving up on the project saying that they have a powerful cast that can still turn around things for the Fantastic Four franchise.

“We want to make another ‘Fantastic Four’ movie. We love that cast – I mean if I were to say to you now Michael B Jordan and Miles Teller, and Kate [Mara] and Jamie [Bell] are great actors – we love that cast. I love the comic, I mean I love it almost as much as X-Men. We’re working really hard on figuring that out. Nothing would make me happier than the world embracing a ‘Fantastic Four’ movie,” Simon Kinsberg said via Den of Geek.

In the same interview, Kinsberg admitted that they made some mistakes in the Fantastic Four 2015 reboot but that they are looking forward to correcting those mistakes in a probable sequel.

“We’ll try to be truer to the essence of the tone of Fantastic Four, which is completely – well, not completely, but largely – distinct from the X-Men, which is brighter, funner, more optimistic tone. I think we tried to make a darker ‘Fantastic Four’ movie, which seemed like a radical idea but we were kind of messing with the DNA of the actual comic instead of trusting the DNA of the comic,” Kinsberg added.

The last Fantastic Four movie starred Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/Human Torch, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing. Kinsberg has produced Marvel movies like “X-Men: First Class”, “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, “Deadpool” and the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse” movies, among many others.

Can the Fantastic Four franchise recover from the last flop in a sequel? Is it a good idea for 20th Century Fox to continue with another Fantast Four movie or should they give up and give the rights back to Marvel?

Photo courtesy: Marvel Studios/Wikimedia Commons

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