One of the biggest flops at the box office and worst reviewed superhero films of all time was Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four. As a result, the future of Marvel’s first family is left in doubt, and fans are clamoring for a return back to Marvel Studios to stand along the Avengers and it’s other heroes.
Talking to Collider recently, producer Simon Kinberg was asked about what’s next for the property, and it sounds like the Fantastic Four is now pretty low on the list of Fox’s comic book priorities. “I have no idea,” he admitted. “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.”
Fox is on a time table before the Fantastic Four reverts back to Marvel, but after three strike outs, it seems like there’s a chance that will actually happen. However, with the recent success of the Deadpool and the X-Men always ranking in money, we could see another reboot, but lets all hope those days are behind us. The studios heavy handed influence was also a problem the film was a mess, but what about the different cut of Josh Trank’s version after it was totally changed by reshoots?
“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.”