Fantastic Four Producer Wants Second Chance With Same Cast

"We were kind of messing with the DNA of the actual comic."


While not every superhero movie is a guaranteed critical hit, it is unusual for a much-loved comic book property to flop with both critics and audiences. Last year's Fantastic Four was unfortunately such a film, bombing at the box office and casting serious doubts over a sequel. However, producer Simon Kinberg has revealed that he still hopes to make another movie, and would like to reunite the cast.

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In an interview with Den of Geek to promote X-Men: Apocalypse, Kinberg admitted that the first movie wasn't what it could've been. "We didn't make a good movie," he said, "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."

"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."

Nevertheless, Kinberg went on to explain that Fox are still interested in making another Fantastic Four, and that he would be keen to use the same actors again. "We love that cast," he said. "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'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 a brighter, funner, more optimistic tone.

"Nothing would make me happier than the world embracing a Fantastic Four movie."

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