“I’m really focused on the next one,” Kinberg tells MTV, while conceding that he wasn’t thrilled with the way the first one was received. “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.”
And, according to him, it wasn’t for want of trying. “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. It was an opportunity to do that. I do believe there is a great Fantastic Four movie to be made with that cast. So I’m gonna figure out what that is. I'd like that to happen."
The movie’s box office performance ($160.7 million worldwide and counting) wouldn’t seem to lend itself to the studio leaping on board another, but Kinberg has a lot of influence thanks to his work on the X-Men movies and, though at Disney, the Star Wars franchise. He’s hopeful the cast would return if they can get the script together and, presumably a different director (given the reports of trouble between Josh Trank and the executives), but right now it might be more wishful thinking on his part than anything else.
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