Twentieth Century Fox had tremendous plans for “Fantastic Four” but the first movie flopped so much so that the sequel–which still has a release date in 2017–doesn’t look like it’s going to be made.
Tim Blake Nelson, who starred as Dr. Harvey Allen in the first movie was quoted by Cinema Blend as saying:
“I think it’s off the schedule now. I don’t think they’re making one, but I’m not sure.”
The first look at Director Josh Trank’s sequel of “Fantastic Four” had created huge expectations at the Comic-Con this summer, but that didn’t happen. The brand is also not exactly the hottest property of Marvel comics, and the last two “Fantastic Four” movies didn’t provide the big bucks when it mattered. So a second movie is becoming more and more unlikely.
Screen Rant also reported earlier that there were clashes on set while filming the first movie, as Josh Trank was not an easy guy to please. Josh was criticized to be “combative” and “withdrawn” by the crew members, while the report also suggests that he built a barrier of sorts around his monitor to separate himself from the crew.
The revival of the movie has also been disturbed by problematic re-shoots and the director himself lambasting the project (which the world saw on Twitter). The first movie grossed just $168 million from a $120 million budget.
But, the good news for fans of the brand is that Twentieth Century Fox is thinking of a possible collaboration with the young cast of X-Men in the “X-Men Universe” movie that is rumored to happen.
Simon Kinberg, who co-wrote the screenplay for the first movie was quoted by Screen Rant in saying:
“I love the characters, I love the characters in Fan Four, and I love the new cast. Obviously I love the characters and cast of X-Men. So, hypothetically, the notion of putting them together is really intriguing, and there’s some really fun stuff that the comics have done in the past. So it’s not out of the realm of possibility.”