While the ‘Fantastic Four‘ reboot was a critical and financial flop, Executive Producer Simon Kinberg (‘X-Men: Apocalypse’,’Deadpool’) still sees a potential sequel happening and has shared a few details about it. Critics panning a movie doesn’t mean anything as the DCEU has shown that making a profit is what matters and ‘Fantastic Four’ only was able to make $167 million at the worldwide box office. The planned sequel was shut down pretty quickly at that point.
To keep the cinematic rights of Marvel’s First Family, we’ll either be seeing a sequel or another reboot sooner than later, and Kinberg still thinks a sequel will be the way to go.
One important thing to note is that the original cut of the film was different than what we saw and Kinberg was recently asked if that might eventually be released.
“I don’t know the answer to that in terms of whether or not fans will ever see it. I think B-roll is probably the place where they will see it. And for us, it’s in the past in the sense of lessons learned and we would love to make another Fantastic Four movie. We really believe in that cast, and I think the lessons that we learned would help us make a more consistent movie than we did the first time.”
It sounds like even if the studio would allow it, Kinberg isn’t interested in pursuing that route. For keeping the rights though what could Fox’s plan be?
“I have no idea. I think the truth is we would not make another Fantastic Four movie until it was ready to be made. One of the lessons we learned on that movie is that we want to make sure we get it 100% right, because we will not get another chance with the fans.”
At least Kinberg can recognize what went wrong in the last outing. It does sound as if he would be leaning more towards another reboot than a sequel which is probably the right direction to go. The problem with this though is that while they still own the rights, they’ll probably have to make the film before fans are willing to give the property another chance.
Unless Fox decided to, I don’t know, work with Marvel Studios like Sony did with Spider-Man. We already know that Scott Derickson would love to see it happen. Even with ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ having not been released yet it is pretty clear that fans have rallied around the new Peter Parker who was introduced into Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.
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