“Fantastic Four” might still get a sequel despite its mediocre performance in the box office which was below expectations. Now 20th Century Fox might still have hopes of salvaging the franchise by producing a “brighter” sequel.
According to Den of Geek, there is still some hope that Fox will give the sequel a shot. “X-Men: Apocalypse” producer and co-writer Simon Kinberg brought up the subject and revealed that the creators have gone back to the drawing board.
Kindberg made no effort to hide his feelings about the reboot and how it detached itself from the comics. He admitted that they did not make a good movie and that the reaction the film got was well-deserved.
Despite performing poorly at the box office and garnering a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, 20th Century Fox isn’t about to give up on the franchise just yet.
The comic books are still popular which is why there is still a possibility that a sequel will be made which will include the original cast from the reboot.
Polygon reported that after Fox decided to remove the planned sequel from their release schedule, Kinberg admitted that it will be tough to convince them to win them over. He also stated that they are working really hard and nothing will make him happier than to see the world embrace a “Fantastic Four” movie.
Many fans of the comic are also in the same boat. With the “X-Men” and “The Avengers” having highly successful movie adaptations, it is disappointing to see a promising franchise fail time and time again.
Everyone hopes that Kinberg will be successful in creating a ‘Fantastic Four’ film that will please both fans and critics alike. After 3 attempts at creating a worthy film adaptation, fans of the franchise can only bear so much their favorite characters get repeatedly humiliated in the box office.