It has taken time but 20th Century Fox has now quietly pulled the sequel to this year’s “Fantastic Four” reboot from its Summer 2017 schedule.
The studio had previously set a June 9th 2017 date for the follow-up to the Josh Trank-directed superhero property. In the wake of the film’s critical and commercial failure, it was widely expected that the film would be pulled right away but at the time the studio insisted it was “committed” to the franchise.
Now though it has yanked the movie, and at the same time announced new dates for several others including a February 26th 2016 date for the Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman-led “Eddie the Eagle,” a March 11th 2016 date for horror film “The Other Side of the Door,” and a November 10th 2017 film for Kenneth Branagh’s new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express”.
The big question now though is where and when will the “Fantastic Four” pop up again in media – will Fox trade it to Marvel for something else? Could it be rebooted as a TV series on a streaming service? Whatever the case don’t expected the property to raise its head again for some time.
Source: Box-Office Mojo