After the two at best mediocre “Fantastic Four’ blockbusters starring Chris Evans and Jessica Alba, there was still a lot of room for improvement in the franchise – and the signing of ‘Chronicle’ director Josh Trank and his top-class cast also fueled hopes that the obviously decidedly dark ‘Fantastic Four“-Reboot could be really, really good.
But puff cake! Not even Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell as the eponymous superhero quartet could save anything in the scandalous production, in which the producers and the director disagreed on the direction. “Fantastic Four’ has turned out to be a lousy film – stale, lousy in terms of craftsmanship and completely uninspired.
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The flop of “Fantastic Four“ including mud fight behind the scenes Josh Trank then has his job directly as the upcoming “Star Wars” director cost – and we can somehow understand Kathleen Kennedy & Co.:
This “Fantastic Four’ has such a long exposition that after the first dreary 60 minutes you’d expect at least a massive showdown to make up for all the uninspired groundwork. But then the finale turns out to be just as disappointing as all the rest – and despite the rumored $120 million budget, the effects already looked hopelessly outdated when it was released in cinemas.
In early May 2021, Marvel released a trailer for the Phase 4 films in the MCU – with first scenes from “Eternals’ as well as new titles for ‘Black Panther 2’ (now called ‘Wakanda Forever’) and ‘Captain Marvel 2’ (now called ‘The Marvels’).
But that’s not all: At the very end of the video, a mysterious logo in the form of a 4 appeared, which was probably not for phase 4 and also not for “Avengers 4” says…
… instead, it’s the final confirmation that, following Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Marvel is finally getting the “Fantastic Four“ wants to get into the MCU – and that’s still in phase 4, the current start date is November 6, 2024. However, it will the new movie Don’t build on the preparatory work of Josh Trank – the 2015 version was simply far too badly received everywhere and also went completely bad at the box office.
After this “Spider-Man: No Way HomeDirector Jon Watts has dropped out of the project, and WandaVision creator Matt Shakman is set to direct Fantastic 4. However, a cast is not yet known – only Jodie Comer (“The Last Duel”) seems to be set. That fan-favorite John Krasinski (“A Quiet Place”) resigned from his role as Mr. Fantastic, which he made a cameo in “Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness”, also fills in again in the MCU reboot, seems very unlikely.
Of course, one can argue about whetherFantastic Four’ really is the worst Marvel movie of all time – after all, there are other hot contenders like 1990’s ‘Captain America’ or the Roger Corman version of the ‘Fantastic Four” from 1994. But then I’d rather have some crazy trash that you can at least have a little fun with than some soulless studio bore like Josh Tranks “Fantastic Four’ which isn’t even worth looking at with a certain ironic detachment.
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