Hitflix’s Drew McWeeny is reporting that 20th Century Fox might be moving ahead with a sequel to the disastrous reboot of The Fantastic Four which opened at a dismal $26 million over the weekend and being beaten out by Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible 5.
As I commented on earlier this week one of Fox’s options (and probably their best) was to just carry on with this franchise and hope for the best with a new filmmaker. However, I would like to add that this still does not rule out some sort of deal with Marvel though. Given the twice mishandling of Marvel’s First Family, Fox may want some help (like Sony with Spider-Man) and as I mentioned an X-Men television program produced by Fox could be that bargaining chip.
If Fox does go ahead with a sequel to this current reboot the question is, will it stick with it’s 2017 release
date? I don’t think it will. I think that in order to try and regain some goodwill for these characters Fox would be wise to have them pop up in the more popular and successful X-Men movies, or at the very least take a page from the MCU and drop subtle little hints about the X-Men and Fantastic Four movie universes being connected.
I don’t think it’s time for Fox to reboot this film again, they have a talented cast and they just need the right filmmaker to right the ship. I think the biggest mistake Marvel and Sony are doing right now is casting a new Spider-Man when Andrew Garfield was so perfect for the role.
For Fox’s next F4 film I’d like to see them tap Sam Rami for it. His first two Spider-Man movies are wonderful and full of heart, something that’s been missing from the F4 movies. I think Rami could capture that feeling of family that’s been missing from this latest reboot.
Who would you like to see helm the next Fantastic Four film if Fox does move forward with the property?