Almost everyone will agree that Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four was an utter disaster for everyone concerned. And that’s being kind. Amazingly though, Simon Kinberg, producer and co-writer of the decade’s most catastrophic failure still wants to make a sequel.
Speaking to Den of Geek about it, Kinberg who has enjoyed much success with the X-Men franchise simply said, “We want to make another Fantastic Four movie. We love the cast… I love the comic. I mean I love it almost as much as X-Men.”
Even though the sequel was on schedule for summer 2017, it was removed by Fox soon after and Kinberg knows why. “We didn’t make a good movie. We actually have a pretty good batting average, all things considered. I think we made many mistakes when we made that movie – mistakes that we learned from and we wouldn’t repeat.”
While those mistakes can apply to any movie, Kinberg acknowledged the errors of their adaptation and interpretation of Marvel’s First Family. “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.” More importantly he stated: “We’ll try to be truer to the essence of the tone of Fantastic Four… which is a brighter, funner, more optimistic tone.”
Kinberg finished the interview expressing a tall order yet noble desire. “Nothing would make me happier than the world embracing a Fantastic Four movie.”
via Den of Geek