One of the gifts bestowed upon us by 2015 was Fantastic 4, starring: Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell, but was it a gift we wanted? The Fox production was slated by critics and fan sites alike, before ultimately making a huge loss.
Fantastic 4 does have its fans, but these are generally loyal Marvel supporters rather than those who appreciate Fox's contribution to the adventures of the team.
So far the movie continues to rank poorly after suffering a loud and very public box office flop. Consequently I'm not sure how to feel about the Fantastic 4 sequel, which we were promised prior to the movie's poor reception, but about which Fox have been uncharacteristically silent.
One person involved in the movie has now spoken up about a possible sequel: Tim Blake Nelson, who played Dr. Allen, and who says that we can scratch Fantastic 4 from our calendars.
In an interview with Cinemablend's Gregory Wakeman, Nelson spoke candidly about the future of the once-popular Marvel franchise:
"I think it’s off the schedule now. I don’t think they’re making one, but I’m not sure."
I'm sure this eventuality doesn't come as a huge surprise to anyone. Many of us had high hopes for Fantastic 4 and were unfortunately disappointed; as it stands, any future production would have to repair the damage of the 2015 movie and reacquire the loyalties of disappointed fans.
2005’s Fantastic Four and 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer were interesting, but not incredible, so after this 2015 bust would anyone else take risk of getting behind a Fantastic Four production?
Do you think the 'Fantastic 4' franchise should be returned to Marvel?