Back in 2015, 20th Century Fox pooped out a new reboot of Fantastic Four called “Fant4stic.” It bombed really hard. From what everybody has said, it was a really bad movie. Before that, Fox released FF movies in 2005 and 2007. Both weren’t good. So, after all this, Fox hasn’t given us confidence in their ability to make a good FF movie.
Now, the news broke yesterday that they’re developing a new reboot—but this one has a twist.
Basically, it’s supposed to be a kid-friendly movie that focuses on Reed and Sue’s kids instead of the Fantastic Four team itself. The report says that The Thing and the Human Torch will appear. Take this with a grain of salt, as it is just a report.
What do I think? I like the kid-friendliness idea a lot. This could be an entirely different discussion, but superhero movies shove in lots of sex and language for really no reason. A family-friendly superhero movie is a great idea. However, the idea of focusing on Franklin and Valeria (the children of Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Woman) is a really dumb one. The thing Fox botched with the last two attempts is that they didn’t pay attention to the source material. The Fantastic Four are a family of explorers that go on bombastic adventures and explore the deepest, most sci-fi parts of the multiverse. They aren’t just a generic superhero team. It doesn’t help that they botched Doctor Doom TWICE, too.
On a side note, can we have The Thing wear pants, please?
Will we ever get a great Fantastic Four movie? I don’t know. The FF deserve much better than what they’ve gotten. What do you think? Do you care about the Fantastic Four? Do you wish we could get a good movie out of them?