After the abysmal previous reboot of Fantastic Four, which followed two unfairly derided films based on the Marvel superheroes, it has been confirmed a new version will be introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Fantastic Four have endured a tough transition to film, a reboot hoping to set the franchise alive failing dismally after an initial pair of films (in 2005 and 2007) struggled to capture the imaginations of fans in the way the studio hoped despite decent box office returns.
While the 2015 film was a true box office bomb (barely making a profit on its $150 million budget), the previous two films made by 20th Century Fox were excellent examples of superhero adventure prior to Marvel Studios beginning its epic series.
Now the studio that brought us Endgame has its hands on the characters and will introduce them to its wider cinematic universe. At Comic Con, Marvel President Kevin Feige confirmed The Fantastic Four was officially in development.
Loosely based on Marvel’s “Ultimate Fantastic Four” comic series, the film will be unrelated to director Josh Trank’s embarrassing 2015 effort or Tim Story’s entertaining Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.