Simon Kinberg Wants To Do Fantastic Four 2
Following last year's Fantastic Four box office disaster, it's learned that writer/producer Simon Kinberg still wants to do a sequel.
It probably should be noted Fox basically has to do another Fantastic Four film, otherwise the rights revert back to Marvel Studios, which is why they did the 2015 movie last year.
Via Den of Geek:
“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’re working really hard on figuring that out. Nothing would make me happier than the world embracing a ‘Fantastic Four’ movie. 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.”
Interstingly enough, the Josh Trank script and cut of the movie has been said to be exactly that -- brighter and funner. The release of Fantastic Four saw controvery as Trank tweeted out he wasn't happy with the final cut of Fantastic Four, suggesting it wasn't his version.
Kinberg, who rewrote Trank's script, went on to admit they didn't do a good job.
“We didn’t make a good movie 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.”
It remains to be seen whether or not the cast will be back for a Fantastic Four sequel as some of them said they didn't think they would be returning, and it's also learned Michael B. Jordan has been cast in Marvel's Black Panther movie.