In a shocking turn of events, Fox is still going to make Fantastic Four 2 despite the first movie bombing at the box office in its opening weekend and receiving the worst reviews of any comic book movie in history.
Analysts are saying that Josh Trank’s movie will result in a $60 million write-off for Fox, which is basically half the budget being flushed down the toilet thanks to Josh Trank taking a steaming dump on the franchise. But stubborn Fox wants to keep their film rights to the characters, so they apparently will still force a crappy sequel down our throats. According to Hitfix that’s exactly what they’ll do:
“Everything I’ve heard would indicate that the studio will move forward with a “Fantastic Four” sequel. It may not make that original 2017 date, but they’re definitely planning to make it. The next filmmaker in is going to start from a difficult position, and they’re going to have to work hard to create their own movie while starting with some of Trank’s choices intact.”
So it sounds like it won’t be a reboot, but will continue from the Josh Trank version that audiences and critics universally rejected. This is just proof that Fox doesn’t know what they’re doing and they must be stopped.