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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.

Fantastic 4
Fantastic 4

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.

Fantastic 4
Fantastic 4

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."
Time Blake Nelson
Time Blake Nelson

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?

(Source: Cinemablend.)


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