Well…Fantastic Four isn’t over yet. Despite incredibly disappointing reviews (some of the worst in recent comic book movie memory) and box office results, Simon Kinberg claims that Fantastic Four is still a major part of the Marvel Universe.
“It’s a big part of [Fox’s superhero] plan going forward.… I would love to continue making movies with that cast.”
Kinberg hopes to learn from the mistakes of the newly rebooted Fantastic Four going forward.
“I don’t think that there is, in any movie that doesn’t work, a single decision that is the reason that that movie doesn’t work. I think that there were many decisions we made along the way that led to a movie that people didn’t like and to a movie that I would do differently next time. I think the biggest takeaway for me 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. There’s a sort of plucky spirit to those characters, and 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.”