Simon Kinberg, the writer and executive producer of the 2015 box-office and critical flop Fantastic Four, reflect on the making of the movie and how it went wrong.
In spite of it’s good and well-intentioned efforts, Simon Kinberg was not happy about the Josh Trank directed Fantastic Four. The filmmaker, who is best known for his X-Men movies and a long list of other successful films, finally let it out in an interview by The Hollywood Reporter.
He admits that the movie was hard to make especially since there are a lot of strangers contributing to it and that he wasn’t given time to compress after working in X-Men:Apocalypse.
“I haven’t really done a full diagnosis. It was a hard movie to make, but I’ve made a lot of hard movies. I do think that there is a great Fantastic Four movie with that cast. But there’s so many different elements that need to come together perfectly. It’s like a collaboration between all these strangers. And if there’s a few things that don’t go right, it’s hard to recover from. I went straight from that into X-Men: Apocalypse. I haven’t had a lot of time to decompress. I’m obviously disappointed with the way it turned out.”
He feels sorry for everyone that had to do with the film, especially the actors.
“Honestly, I have no idea. I’ve had other movies not work before. For whatever reason, that movie not working became very public — and that was hard because you put a lot of time and effort and love into everything you do, and I really love a lot of people on that film and felt really close to the actors. Those are the guys whose faces are on the poster and are the most exposed. I hope we get to make more movies with them. But it was disappointing.”
You win some, you lose some Simon. Hey, at least The Martian with Matt Damon is a hit.