The reviews were terrible, the box-office wasn’t much better – even with international returns. So you would think the chances of a sequel to Fox’s recent “Fantastic Four” reboot are remote.
This weekend though, writer and producer Simon Kinberg spoke with MTV and revealed that not only is a second one still a possibility, he’s actually developing it now:
“I’m really focused on the next one. Every time you make a movie, you want to make a great movie. It’s a ton of time and effort you put in. We made that movie in the sweltering heat of summer in Baton Rouge and I was there every day of photography. You’re waking up every morning being like, I want to go make a great movie. It was an opportunity to do that.
I do believe there is a great ‘Fantastic Four’ movie that we’ve made with that cast. So I’m gonna figure out what that is. We’re figuring out what that movie would be. I’d like that to happen.”
Kinberg also spoke about the fallout surrounding the first one:
“I was obviously disappointed. I was most disappointed that fans didn’t like it. I care more about them than I do anyone else. But I haven’t done a full deep dive on it. Do I think it was unfairly treated? I don’t know.
I’ve been on plenty of happy movies that don’t turn out to be very good movies, I’ve been on a lot of unhappy, difficult sets that turn out to be great movies. There was a lot of attention on the process of making that movie. It’s hard, when you’re making a movie, movies are hard to make. It’s just the reality.”