24 November, 2015 - NME.com
Plans to make Fantastic Four 2 appear to have been cancelled after the first film's poor performance at global box offices.
Fantastic Four, the superhero reboot starring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell, opened in August to overwhelmingly negative reviews including a 3/10 verdict from NME. On the eve of its release, director Josh Trank appeared to disown the film by criticising its final cut.
Before Fantastic Four had opened, 20th Century Fox scheduled a sequel for release on June 9, 2017, though it now appears that the follow-up has been pulled following the woeful intake and reviews. Producer Simon Kinberg recently stated that Fox were "figuring out" how to continue the franchise.
Several reports have pointed to Fantastic Four 2 disappearing from Fox's slate of upcoming releases, although there's been no explanation given for its removal.
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Meanwhile, Tommy Wiseau - the writer, director, producer and star of notoriously bad 2003 movie The Room - recently revealed that he was keen to make the sequel to Fantastic Four.
"Let me put it this way, I like it, I did enjoy it number one," the film-maker told Milwaukee magazine. "Number two, it's too bad they didn't call me, that's all I want to say and I rest my case."
Wiseau then added: "Good response in Europe though, that's my understanding, but it's too bad they didn't call me, that's my point. Maybe if there's a sequel, you know. You know, maybe your article gets me that job, who knows what will happen."
Wiseau also offered to give the magazine's journalist his "commission fee" if 20th Century Fox hires him to direct the sequel.
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