Tim Story had never taken on a project as big as the Fantastic Four. Previously he had made smaller well-received films like Barbershop and Taxi. This was going to be his arrival to the big time.
Except that, in the end, the two big budget summer superhero movies he made weren't such a success.
Story is an interesting character, and now that he is enjoying success again with Ride Along, he has been reflecting on what went wrong with the Fantastic Four:
With those types of big movies, you're directing three movies. There's the movie you're shooting, there's the second-unit action stuff, and there's the visual effects movie. You've got to learn how to deal with all of them...
The other thing I learned from those two Fantastic Four movies, is that sometimes you can be too lax on how much control you give to the visual effects team, or the production design team, or whoever. If you end up in situations and you're not happy with certain things, it's because you didn't stay on top of them
But where do you think Story went wrong with his Fantastic Four films? Write in with your thoughts below the line.