Those sort-of okay but mostly-boring Fantastic Four movies are getting a reboot, which has now been pushed back to a 2015 release date.
If you’re a Fantastic Four fan, the bad news is that you’re going to have to wait a bit longer for a new film. 20th Century Fox has chosen to extend their lease on the property, meaning that the proposed 2014 reboot has now been pushed back to a March 6th, 2015 release date, reports MovieWeb.
Casting has yet to begin, but the Fantastic Four reboot is reportedly being helmed by director Josh Trank. He will be working from a screenplay written by Michael Green and Jeremy Slater. Story elements are also unknown at this point. Though the film won’t be a sequel to 2007s Rise of the Silver Surfer, whether it will be an origin story or a darker Ultimate Comics-style tale a la The Amazing Spider-Man is not known.
20th Century Fox hired comic writer Mark Millar to oversee what few properties remain in their hands in 2012, so an Ultimate Comics feel isn’t out of the question. Millar was instrumental in the creation of the Ultimate Marvel Universe, which re-imagined Marvel superheroes for the new millennium.
Two more X-Men films are planned over the next few years, with Fantastic Four arriving in 2015.
What do you think? Would the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties be better handled by Disney, or can 20th Century Fox deliver on fan expectations despite several missteps so far?