Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot will likely go down as one of the biggest critical and commercial superhero movie flops of all time, having cost 20th Century Fox about $100 million and scoring an unprecedented 9% on review aggregator, Rotten Tomatoes. Comic book writer Mark Millar is a creative consultant for Fox, and in the buildup to the movie’s release he was very vocal in his support for the project and its director – but now that he’s seen it, Millar has to admit that it didn’t live up to expectations
Here’s what he had to say about it during an interview with IGN:
It’s a shame because I think element of it were good. Some bits were good. I remember the first half in particular works well. [Josh Trank] is brilliant. Chronicle was my favorite superhero movie in 2012 — and be reminded Avengers was out that year. I really love Chronicle. It’s just a shame sometimes things don’t work out as planned. Nobody goes in hoping it’s not going to work out. Everybody is trying their best and those guys worked their asses off. It didn’t quite come together as well as they hoped, which is a shame.
Millar clearly feels the movie got a bit more of a thrashing than it deserved (which I happen to agree with), but even taking the good stuff into account, is it worthy of a sequel? The writer seems to think those discussions are still taking place, but that there’s a chance a follow-up could go some way towards rectifying the mistakes of the first film.
What do you guys think, though? Would you like to see a sequel to Fantastic Four, or was it beyond redemption in your eyes? Sound off below.