During an X-Men Movie junket, Simon Kinberg says that Fox still wants to make a sequel from the critically-panned Josh Trank Fantastic Four.
Simon Kinberg Eager To See A Fantastic Four Sequel
Make no mistake, the producer/writer knows that the 2015 movie bombed and currently has a 9% at Rotten Tomatoes, however they want to soldier on and hopefully redeem themselves.
We didn’t make a good movie,” Kinberg said, “and the world voted, and I think they probably voted correctly. And you can’t make a good movie every time out – not everybody does. We actually have a pretty good batting average, all things considered. But I think we made many mistakes when we made that movie – mistakes that we learned from and we wouldn’t repeat.
“We want to make another Fantastic Four movie. We love that cast – I mean if I were to say to you now Michael B Jordan and Miles Teller, and Kate [Mara] and Jamie [Bell] are great actors – we love that cast. I love the comic, I mean I love it almost as much as X-Men.”
“We’ll try to be truer to the essence of the tone of Fantastic Four, which is completely – well, not completely, but largely – distinct from the X-Men, which is brighter, funner, more optimistic tone. I think we tried to make a darker Fantastic Four movie, which seemed like a radical idea but we were kind of messing with the DNA of the actual comic instead of trusting the DNA of the comic.”
“We’re working really hard on figuring that out,” he said. “Nothing would make me happier than the world embracing a Fantastic Four movie.”