As Kenny Rogers once said, "know when to walk away, know when to run," but Fox apparently never got that memo. The studio has now made three attempts to successfully bring The Fantastic Four to the screen, and they've failed in spectacular fashion every single time. Nevertheless, Fox's producer extraordinaire Simon Kinberg is determined to make this thing work at Fox, even going so far as to threaten to bring back the cast from the flaccid 2015 reboot.
According to Den of Geek (link below), Kinberg certainly isn't blind to the fact that their last attempt was a miserable failure, but that's not about to stop him...
“We didn't make a good movie,” Kinberg said, “and 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.”
“We want to make another Fantastic Four movie. We love that cast - 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.”
Jordan and Bell are great actors. Kate Mara's another mope who confuses apathy for just about every emotion there is—unlike her much more talented sister—and don't even get me started on what a little shit Miles Teller is. Even still, the producer thinks that there is a way to do it right, they just need the right person for the job...
“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 brighter, funner, more optimistic tone. 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.”
At this stage, it’s far from clear whether another Fantastic Four film will happen, though Kinberg seems upbeat about its chances.
“We're working really hard on figuring that out,” he said. “Nothing would make me happier than the world embracing a Fantastic Four movie.”
Well, good luck with that. If you really want that to happen, however, give the property back to Marvel. Guaranteed they'd get it right, if only out of spite.
Via Den of Geek