Fox hasn’t entirely given up on “Fantastic Four.” The recent reports and interviews seem to suggest. Should fans expect another remake of the movie to be released soon?
The studio’s attempt at a movie about Marvel’s first family just came out last year. But it did not do so well both critically and commercially. According to Collider, even one of the film’s stars was not so pleased.
“I’m also just as heartbroken as the fans are,” Dr. Doom himself, Toby Kebbell said. “There are always frustrations with these tent poles… But it generally comes from the script changing, sadly enough,” the actor added. “I tell you, the honest truth is [director Josh Trank] did cut a great film that you’ll never see. That is a shame. A much darker version, and you’ll never see it.”
In a separate report, Collider said producer Simon Kinberg himself admitted something was a little off about last year’s movie. “I think that there were many decisions we made along the way that led to a movie that people didn’t like,” he said. “We made a darker, sort of body-horror kind of version of Fantastic Four…which again as I say it now sounds really interesting and cerebrally ambitious, but isn’t necessarily Fantastic Four.”
But the Fox producer assures fans that he and his team will try to do better with the next remake. “It’s a big part of the plan going forward,” he explained.”The biggest lesson learned is that Fantastic Four is a great comic book has its own tone and voice, and we need to let that lead us…I think the biggest takeaway for me [is that] the tone of the movie, while really interesting and ambitious, ran counter to the DNA of the source material. I think the source material of Fantastic Four is bright, optimistic, poppy in tone.”