Simon Kinberg On ‘Fantastic Four’ Sequel; Could Still Happen With Same Cast

fantastic-four-2015-trailerDespite last year’s reboot being poorly received by both critics and audiences alike, it seems they might like 20th Century Fox might not be ready to give up on the Fantastic Four franchise just yet. Initially there was a sequel planned to hit theaters next year but following tanking at the box office that film was removed from the slate. While speaking with Den Of Geek, producer Simon Kinberg admitted to the film’s issues and revealed that a sequel might still be happening.

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.

It seems that despite the response, the studio does indeed still want to make a sequel with the same cast. While the reboot had it’s share of issues, which primarily can be found in it’s third act, the film’s cast definitely wasn’t one of them and I’d love to see them get another shot with better material.

We want to make another Fantastic Four movie. We love that cast – I mean if I were to say to you now Michael B Jordan and Miles Teller, and Kate [Mara] and Jamie [Bell] are great actors – we love that cast. I love the comic, I mean I love it almost as much as X-Men.

Kinberg then went on to comment on the potential sequel’s tone and how it would differ from that of the first film.

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.

20th Century Fox has turned the X-Men around following The Last Stand  & X-Men Origins: Wolverine, so I think there’s definitely a chance they can salvage this franchise as well. I think it really comes down to getting the right filmmaker and tone. We’ll see what the future holds. Would you be interested in a Fantastic Four sequel with the same cast? Let us know in the comment section below.

Source: Den Of Geek

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  • SuperBuckeye30

    No thanks!

  • Peter James

    “While the reboot had it’s share of issues, which primarily lied in it’s third act, the film’s cast definitely wasn’t one of them”


    The issues “lay” in it’s third act.

    LAY is the correct (past) tense of the verb – (to) lie (in the meaning of to “rest” on, or “exist” in something)*

    LIED is the past tense of a different verb, altogether – (to) lie,….as in to tell an untruth.

    Lie, Lay, (Laid and Lain) cause a lot of confusion and problems for even native English speakers.
    *Bear in mind that “Lay” is also a different verb altogether in present tense with a similar meaning but different usage

    But that just stuck out at me like a sore thumb.

    As for the story, I doubt any of the actors want to come back for a sequel.
    In interview after interview they all sounded less than enthusiastic about the process they underwent in making the film with Mara even talking about how she hadn’t watched the (whole) completed film,…….DURING A PRESS TOUR….for a different film, but still.

    • Shawn Micheal Madden

      Yeah. I hadn’t grabbed any coffee yet before tackling this one.

  • Jake Bucsko

    When he says “We want to make another movie” you can bet that Fox execs are not included in that “we”. They’ve killed this franchise. Marvel Studios is the only one who can resurrect it now, but it’ll take a few years, 5 at least.

    • Radar Technician Matt

      Only if they give the creative control to Disney/Marvel, like Sony did.
      Kicking off Phase 4 of the MCU with Fantastic 4, would be great.

      • Jake Bucsko

        Maybe they give Marvel creative control, and in exchange, Marvel can use Deadpool and Wolverine in Infinity War. Everyone wins, and Dr Doom becomes the next big Marvel movie villain a la Thanos.

        • Radar Technician Matt

          I would love to see Galactus done right. They already showed huge beings like the Celestials for example (Guardians of the Galaxy). Why not a Cosmic Entity such as Galactus?

          • Jake Bucsko

            Oh, heck yeah. Apparently the rumor that Marvel offered to let Fox keep the rights to Daredevil in exchange for Galactus and the Silver Surfer was true. I bet the after credits scene for Infinity War 2 would have been a Galactus tease. But of course then we wouldn’t have DD on Netflix, so I’m good with how it worked out. Soon the FF will be back home where they belong, Fox surely doesn’t want to light any more money on fire with that franchise.

            Edit: yo, HH, it’s cool you don’t want people to swear here, but H-E-double hockey sticks is pretty tame, don’t you think?

          • Vegas82

            Hahaha, I can’t even discuss why they won’t let you say that word without ever mentioning that word. They’re too much on this site. I guess I should just find a better place to get my movie news.

          • Shawn Micheal Madden

            Actually, it’s not us at all. It’s Disqus that filters those words out, not any of us. And I’m saying that because I tend to be the one that moderates comments. It even fliters my comments.

          • Vegas82

            Interesting considering I can use all those words in disqus on other sites…

          • Steve Steve

            I have had similar experiences to Vegas82. Perhaps there is something overly restrictive in your agreement with Disqus. If you could fix this, I (and I imagine many others) would greatly appreciate it. Cheers!

        • Fenix

          I really have no desire for deadpool to show up in the MCU at all and especially not infinity war.

    • JMMagwood

      Were Marvel to get it, they could restart the franchise immediately. Spider-Man didn’t need 5 years, so neither should the FF, especially considering Marvel would completely recreate their FF from the ground up.

      • Jake Bucsko

        No way. Amazing Spider-Man 2, for all its faults, made over $700 million. Fantastic Four couldn’t even manage 1/4 of that. Even Spider-Man 3 made nearly $900 million. Spider-Man is a bankable money printing franchise even when his movies suck. Fantastic Four isn’t Spider-Man. If, IF Marvel gets it back, they’ll likely have to reintroduce the FF in a different movie first, like they did with Spider-Man, to rebuild the brand. They can’t just throw another movie in theaters like next year. That brand is toast right now, Fox ruined it.

        • JMMagwood

          Nah. FOX’s movie was so DOA that no one really cares or relates to it as Fantastic Four. Marvel could release a movie in a year and no one would care about FOX’s last effort. They’d just be excited the Marvel had the rights back. It’s not going to happen, but no one anywhere would be turning their back on that movie.

  • flavortang

    Delirious optimism isn’t always a good thing, especially in this case.

  • mrneddles

    Please, if there is a god, No!

  • capwulf

    I remember my reaction to the film was:

    First 40 minutes: this isn’t bad at all these critics have lied to me again!
    Next 20: uh oh
    Next 10: ….o…Kay I’m gonna power through…I’m gonna power through
    Next 10: wait a minute… Did Doom just splode multiple heads?!?
    Finale: no idea…never made it that far.

    • JMMagwood

      I agree, especially about the first 40 minutes before it all goes way down south. There might be something here worth salvaging.

  • Carl

    Sorry Kinberg, never gonna happen. Also you’ll be booted off all X-Men projects after Apocalypse under performs.

  • capwulf

    Kinberg and Singer should never be allowed near superhero movies again. Xmen movies are terrible and Superman Returns should never be spoken of again. There are hundreds of directors, why does this guy keep getting opportunities to ruin this franchise?

    • Steve Steve

      FF had its roots in the horror comic genre. Check out the first 100 issues. they are full of monsters and body horror. The idea was sound, it was the execution that failed.

  • chaburchak

    So it takes a massive bomb for Kinberg to realize they should “trust the DNA of the comic”? Wow, what an epiphany! He must be some sort of wunderkind. No wonder he keeps getting the chance to ruin comic book movies, one after another…

  • AlphaBlu

    Please no Kinberg. Just let it die and let Marvel get the F4 rights back so they can start using the property’s great villains!