FANTASTIC FOUR 2 Removed from Fox's Movie Schedule

Written by Andrew Pollard Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Movie News

In some news that will surprise few, a Fantastic Four sequel has been pulled from 20th Century Fox’s upcoming schedule.

A sequel to Josh Trank’s FF was already announced before the first film even hit the big screen… and then when the film did arrive, it absolutely bombed and became one of the biggest superhero stinkers of all time.

Fantastic Four 2 was initially scheduled for June 2nd, 2017 but has now been removed from Fox’s schedule. Of course, this is on the heels of rumours last month that the cinematic rights for Marvel’s First Family may actually end up being traded to Marvel Studios/Disney for the television rights for the X-Men. That’s all merely speculation at this point, though.

Trank’s Fantastic Four was riddled with problems, with the director himself slamming the film and making public how he wasn’t allowed to create his own vision of the FF team. In terms of the finances involved, the movie grossed a lowly $56 million from a $120 million budget. When you consider that superhero movies can now make over $1 billion these days, the $56 million take home for Fantastic Four is understandably enough to put Fox off making another FF movie any time soon.

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