Fox Studios still looking to make more Fantastic Four movies

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If you can see my face right now as I’m typing this, I’m eye-rolling so far back I can see the back of my skull. Really, Fox? Really? Did you not get the hint after you released that critically-panned reboot last year? A lot of comic book movie fans usually don’t agree with the score that Rotten Tomatoes gives their movies, but a large majority of us pretty much agreed that this was garbage. However, producer Simon Kinberg feels differently as he recently made statements about the possible release with the same cast.

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.

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’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.

I understand his thoughts on trying again, but this is actually the third Fantastic Four movie in their pocket. Fox has already messed with the “DNA” three times now and going along with his baseball metaphor, that’s three strikes; you’re out. Basically, what we’re saying is that’s enough of the Fantastic Four. The general audience is done with this team and constant reboots, and reshoots, and reimagining of this franchise. Fox should just stick to the X-Men franchise as that is their current Marvel cash cow. I hate to sound like a broken record, but I will speak for the rest of the Internet and say this one more time.

Just give the franchise back to Marvel Studios.  


Source: Den of Geek

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