When we think about the worst movies ever, the 2015 reboot of Fantastic Four probably still tops that list for most of us comic book fans. To say the movie disappointed is a gross understatement. It was such a mess that no one would even expect another Fantastic Four movie to made, let alone a sequel to the film – many have requested that the rights to the Fantastic Four and all associate properties be handed back over to Marvel Studios for them to introduce these heroes into the widely successful Marvel Cinematic Universe. If anyone can get them right and move past all the negative buzz around the name, it is the MCU.
Recently, Simon Kinberg, who served as the writer and producer for the 2015 film, had a chat with Collider’s Steve Weintraub on the Fantastic Four franchise.
Even if Fox could look past the disastrous attempt at rebooting the franchise, it is less likely that fans would. Honestly, it would take a miracle to generate enough hype to make the film successful, nothing less than a phenomenal movie. Kinberg further adds on when the next film could possibly be released:
Given the height of the superhero climate, we can’t deny how valuable Fantastic Four is given their popularity and presence in the Marvel comics. In the comics, Fantastic Four has always been regarded as Marvel’s First Family and no amount of bad press from its adapted movies can erase or change that. There is still a lot to be hopeful for with this franchise. With Michael B. Jordan already moved on to join the MCU in the upcoming 2018 Black Panther as Erik Killmonger, it is unlikely that FOX would continue with a sequel and replace the Jordan. So if the movie would be made, it is likely that they will reboot the entire franchise or maybe the rights will be back at Marvel Studios, but then again, the latter is wishing thinking for now.