Fantastic Four 2 Has Been Mysteriously Dropped from Fox's Schedule

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 - 9:49AM
Fantastic Four
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 - 9:49AM
Fantastic Four 2 Has Been Mysteriously Dropped from Fox's Schedule
After the dismal box office and critical failure that was the Fantastic Four reboot, everyone involved was surprisingly optimistic about a sequel, but we knew better. If the comparatively decent Amazing Spider-Man 2 killed the property for Sony and convinced them to sell the rights back to Marvel, this financial and PR train wreck would send any studio running for the hills. Now, as we can see on Box Office Mojo, the release date for the Fantastic Four sequel has been changed from June 9, 2017 to "TBD." Woops.

With the 2004 movies starring Chris Evans and Jessica Alba mostly becoming a punchline, this was essentially Fox's last chance to prove that they could properly adapt these potentially great characters. But unfortunately, the film was a cringe-worthy disaster with cheesy dialogue, a nonsensical plot, and no sense of fun. Josh Trank insists that there's a good movie underneath the studio's meddling, and we actually sort of believe him, but regardless of how talented he is, his infamous scuffles with the cast pretty much guarantee he'll never get another shot at it.

After this debacle, it's hard to see the downside of Fox teaming up with Marvel to reboot the property. As we've seen with Spider-Man, they wouldn't even have to give up the characters completely, but they would still get to regain their fans' confidence by being associated with the MCU. If FF does go back to Marvel, we hope that they would at least keep on the same cast, as they were the best part of the movie by far. But if we've learned anything from poor Andrew Garfield, it's that Marvel likes to clean house.
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