Much has been written and said about last year's FANTASTIC FOUR movie. It's been called joyless, incoherent, and at odds with its own self throughout the whole story. Fans didn't take to the film either, and the film ultimately turned out to be quite the financial flop for Fox. The movie seemed to be a cautionary tale of what happens when a director is at odds with its studio.
Upon the doomed release of FANTASTIC FOUR, the planned sequel quietly disappeared from Fox's release schedule, and it seemed like the film rights for the characters may finally revert back to Marvel. The studio has been decidedly quiet on their own thoughts on the movie, but in a recent interview with Den of Geek, producer Simon Kinberg acknowledged that the reboot wasn't all they'd hoped it would be.
“We didn't make a good movie, and 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.”
So what's next for the Fantastic Four? Do they reboot it and go from there?
It sounds like there's a chance they may continue on with a sequel -- with the cast intact.
“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.”
The knee-jerk reaction for many fans will be to hate this news instantly. Though it's important that we point out that the actual cast of the film wasn't really bad. While the film did get plenty of hate, one aspect of the film that wasn't full to the brim with hate was the cast. Granted, the cast didn't necessarily get a lot to do in the movie, at the end of the day, it didn't seem to be a result of bad casting, but rather a problem with the script and execution.
Though even if you liked the cast, it's very clear that if Fox wants to continue with the Fantastic Four, they have some changes that need to be made. Kinberg was not blind to this idea.
“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.”
“We're working really hard on figuring that out. Nothing would make me happier than the world embracing a Fantastic Four movie.”
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SOURCE: Den of Geek