20th Century Fox remove proposed Fantastic Four sequel from 2017 slate
After its colossal failure, it was only a matter of time before 20th Century Fox removed the proposed sequel to The Fantastic Four off its slate.
Reports suggested that Fox were still keen to develop the sequel, even if that meant going forward with a different cast and now according to Box Office Mojo the release date for the sequel has been changed from June 9 2017 to “TBD”.
Following its release in August, Fantastic Four suffered badly earning only $160 million off of its $120 million budget losing Fox money, as well as receiving bad reviews prompting Kate Mara who featured as Susan Storm from not seeing the film, it also currently holds a less than favourable rating of less than 10% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Toby Kebbell who played the ridiculously bad villain Doctor Doom in the film, recent vented his frustration to IGN saying "I was disappointed, but the fans aren't wrong, the fans want what they want to see and if they don't get satisfaction, they let you know."
X-Men franchise Producer Simon Kinberg who was on board as Producer revealed that the film was a difficult one to make, while director John Trank also slammed it, tweeting "A year ago I had a fantastic version of this. And it would've received great reviews. You'll probably never see it. That's reality though."