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‘Fantastic Four’ Sequel Still A Possible Says Fox

Well this is unexpected news – almost nine months after the Fantastic Four reboot bombed horrifically at the box office, Twentieth Century Fox apparently still sees a sequel as a real possibility.

It will go down as one of the biggest box office flops of all time, having cost an estimated $140 million to make and only generating $120 million worldwide, but it appears Fox is not ready to give up on the fantastic foursome just yet.

Despite Fox pulling the planned sequel from it’s schedule just weeks after the first film bombed at the box office, producer Simon Kinburg admitted that a follow up was somehow still possible;

“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. 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.”Simon Kinburg

It’s certainly a bizarre u-turn by the studio giant, and one that could prove an even costlier decision were the sequel to bomb again at the box office, should it actually become a reality – however it would be a project unlikely to include some, or all, of the previous cast including Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell, who’ve all seen a degree of career fallout after appearing in the franchise.

What’s certain is we will see another Fantastic Four movie at some point in the future, but it will most likely be yet another reboot – let’s just hope Marvel are allowed to get their hands on it – only then could it stand a chance at the box office.



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