“I think everything’s open to discussion. No decision has been made on anything yet like that. There’s chats everyone’s going to have on the phone at some point,” Mark Millar said in September about the potential plans for the “Fantastic Four” sequel, which at that point was still booked for a June 9, 2017 release. But as expected, the heroes won’t be returning on that date.
20th Century Fox has pulled “Fantastic Four 2” from the calendar, which is hardly surprising for the critically reviled, fanboy-loathed reboot. It’s not clear if Fox is dropping sequel plans entirely, but this certainly suggests that the studio is still figuring out just what to do with property. Over the summer, it was rumored that Fox was still going to make a followup, but that it might not land in 2017. And if they want to put distance between Josh Trank‘s movie and whatever comes next, that’s a good way to go.
Meanwhile, Fox hasn’t revealed what they’ll do with the date, but my guess? They’ll slot Channing Tatum‘s “Gambit” in there. While it currently has an October 7, 2016 release date, I really don’t see how production will begin in the spring and make theaters a few months later, unless the movie is nothing but a couple of hours of card playing.
At any rate, still lots of questions remain to be answered about “Fantastic Four,” but they won’t be saving the world again on the big screen anytime soon. [Coming Soon]