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Writer and Producer Simon Kinberg “Figuring Out” Fantastic Four Sequel

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Fantastic Four did not get the best reception, to say the least (with some exceptions). Kate Mara reportedly hasn’t even seen it because she’s “gun-shy.”

Last month, domestic distribution chief Chris Aronson said that although the studio was disappointed, Fox remains “committed to these characters” and that sequel they greenlit before the first Fantastic Four came out. Writer and producer Simon Kinberg shared a similar sentiment with MTV at the Toronto International Film Festival:

I was obviously disappointed, I was most disappointed that fans didn’t like it. I care more about them than I do anyone else. But I haven’t done a full deep dive on it. Do I think it was unfairly treated? I don’t know.

Every time you make a movie, you want to make a great movie. It’s a ton of time and effort you put in. We made that movie in the sweltering heat of summer in Baton Rouge and I was there every day of photography. You’re waking up every morning being like, I want to go make a great movie. It was an opportunity to do that. I do believe there is a great ‘Fantastic Four’ movie that we’ve made with that cast. So I’m gonna figure out what that is.

… We’re figuring out what that [sequel] movie would be. I’d like that to happen.

What do you think they can do better this time? Fantasti-car? Tommy Wiseau?

 (via io9 and Vulture)

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