This year’s Fantastic Four reboot was universally panned, with both critics and fans alike expressing extreme dislike over the film and calling it one of the worst superhero movies ever made. The film was also a box office flop, opening at #2 behind Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and only garnering $26 million on its opening weekend, whereas the 2005 Fantastic Four film made $56 million on its opening weekend.
The stars of the film have been relatively quiet about the film and even prior to its release they didn’t seem to be too confident with the final product, with Miles Teller (who plays Mr. Fantastic in the film) stating in an interview that he didn’t believe the movie would be well received by critics and fans because they were aiming to do something different.
Judging from the box office gross alone it’s clear that many people have yet to see the film and surprisingly actress Kate Mara (who plays Sue Storm) today revealed in an interview with The Times that she has yet to have even see the film and is “a little bit gun-shy” about seeing it because of all the negative reviews. She also spoke on director Josh Trank’s tweets about creative control issues he had with the studio during the making of the film, which she called “highly disappointing” and added that during the film’s shoot she couldn’t see the problems on set.
“It was a tricky shoot, but you know… When you know when you’re shooting it that a film isn’t going to be what you want it to be? That was not the case at all.” She also expressed disappointment over the uncertain future of the franchise “That’s the thing that makes me most bummed because we have no idea if we’ll ever make another one..”
Despite all of this, writer/producer for the film Simon Kinberg is still moving forward with a sequel to the film, which was greenlit before the first film was even released.
“I’m really focused on the next one. I was obviously disappointed. I was most disappointed that fans didn’t like [‘Fantastic Four’]. I care more about them than I do anyone else. But I haven’t done a full deep dive on it. Do I think it was unfairly treated? I don’t know… We’re figuring out what [a ‘Fantastic Four’ sequel] would be. I’d like that to happen.”
Looks like after the abomination that was this Fantastic Four reboot, which fans have renamed ‘Craptastic Four’, we are still going to have put up with a sequel… What do you guys think? Should they go ahead with the sequel or just stop making Fantastic Four movies all together.