The Fantastic Four reboot was a critical and commercial flop mired in controversy, especially after Josh Trank spoke out against it and the Hollywood trades ran a number of exposés looking at the bizarre sounding behind the scenes issues which plagued it from the start.

Despite all of that (and the fact that Michael B. Jordan has seemingly moved on to greener comic book movie pastures), Fantastic Four producer Simon Kinberg has revealed in a recent interview that he hopes to see the franchise continue, albeit very differently. “We didn’t make a good movie,” he confessed, “and the world voted, and I think they probably voted correctly. I think we made many mistakes when we made that movie – mistakes that we learned from and we wouldn’t repeat.” So, no, the rights won’t be going back to Marvel!

“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.”

The chances of that no doubt amazing cast returning seem somewhere between slim and none, regardless of what creative changes are made behind the scenes. Kinberg went on to explain that they would likely go for a “brighter, funner, more optimistic tone” next time around, but Fantastic Four was so bad that it’s hard to see how they can salvage things now.


We’ll just have to wait and see anyway, but don’t expected a Fantastic Four 2 too soon…