The reboot, made for 120 million dollars (£77.3 million) and with a massive marketing budget, stars Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell.
While fans await a decision on the Fantastic Four, Fox is most likely preparing to declare a loss on the film and will most likely cancel any further plans at a sequel.
Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four has received a C- CinemaScore, making it the lowest-rated superhero movie in the review organization’s history (they began gathering moviegoer reviews in 1978). If Trank really wanted a movie that focused less on being superhero’s and more on what the change did for them it was all lost in the sequence the audience doesn’t get to see.
Fox was trying to reintroduce the series about four superheroes after two previous versions of the comic-book underwhelmed in 2005 and 2007, according to the New York Times. Regardless, it seems like Fox has a few fires put out regarding the film’s success and the film’s Director, Josh Trank. And it would’ve recieved great reviews.
Last week, Landis tweeted that it was in fact Reed Richards who named the ship The Fantastic, while also sharing that his take was “primarily a fun heartfelt comedy about science and friendship”.
Fantastic Four can open on the big screen this Friday.
With critics, fans and financial viability all working against it, what’s next for the Fantastic Four film franchise and the all-too-soon scheduled release date for Fantastic Four 2?
Then again, we have to point out that rushing into things usually leaves a bad taste in the mouth, so we would rather see a Deadpool sequel in 2018 rather than 2017.
The movie was made only 10 years after launch, which did well in theaters. “The Gift”, starring Jason Bateman, finished third with $12 million, with “Vacation” ($9.1 million) and “Ant-Man” ($7.8 million) rounding out the top five. The studio could also let the rights to the comic fall back to Marvel Studios, although Aronson’s comments seems to imply it wants to keep Fantastic Four in its catalogue.