Considered one of the worst films of the current superhero resurgence, 2015’s “Fantastic Four” was a train wreck of a film long before it made it into cinemas. Production dramas, extensive reshoots and all sorts of other problems led to a film widely rejected by critics and audiences.
Three years on one of the film’s writers, Jeremy Slater, has offered a slight apology on Twitter this week. Speaking about his career and recent hire to adapt Stephen King’s “The Tommyknockers” for the big screen, Slater said: “when I finally got my foot in the door, I only had three dream projects on my bucket list. One was Marvel (umm…sorry about that one, guys), one was Star Wars, and the third, of course, was Stephen King.”
The comment comes as some concept art for “Deadpool 2” has gone online from artist Alexander Lozano, art that includes the 2015 “Fantastic Four” cast reprising their roles. Sketched during the early days of development on “Deadpool 2” before director David Leitch took over the production, the art offers a new costume for each member of the team.
However, it isn’t clear what the scene involving the Fantastic Four would have entailed. We do know at one time Chris Evans might have reprised his role as the Human Torch from the 2005 incarnation of “Fantastic Four” for the X-Force interview scene, but again that idea was chucked out before it got going. “Deadpool 2” comes to disc tomorrow.
THE FANTASTIC FOUR! (Human Torch) …character design for the tim miller version of deadpool 2 (5/5). i always loved the short period when johnny storm wore the red version of the team uniforms and liked the idea of honoring this in my designs. #FantasticFour #Thing #MrFantastic #HumanTorch #InvisibleWoman #AlexanderLozano #Lozano #Marvel
THE FANTASTIC FOUR! (The Thing) …character design for the tim miller version of deadpool 2 (5/5). tim Miller was very precise when it came to the description of "the thing". he wanted to make sure that I orient myself in the design as close as possible to the comic template to finally give us, the fans, what we always wanted to see on the big screen. it may sound surprising, but the supposedly simple task turned out to be a major challenge after several failed attempts than originally assumed – for the sake of my reputation I will spare you all those design errors. "it's clobberin' time!" #FantasticFour #Thing #MrFantastic #HumanTorch #InvisibleWoman #AlexanderLozano #Lozano #Marvel