After the pitiful response to Fantastic Four, rumors suggest that Fox might already be considering swapping the presumptuously scheduled Fantastic Four sequel for Deadpool 2. With Fantastic Four barely hitting cinemas, it seems like everyone is practically giving up on it already, and the blame game has begun. The reception to Fantastic Four has been so pathetic, to the point where any money it does make, feels like sympathy money more than it does legitimately earned money. A more unmitigated train wreck of a movie I cannot recall in recent times.
If Fox want to get the Fantastic Four right, then get the fucking casting right for a start. It's not rocket science. Get an actress who doesn't require a ridiculous looking wig, and an actor who actually looks like her younger brother. Get Dr Doom right, he's one of the most badass villains in the entire Marvel library. Seriously, how hard is it to get these basic tenets of the F4 mythology right?
Make it a period movie, set in the 60s during a time of extreme optimism, scientific exploration, and explore the dichotomy between magic, science and alchemy. Reed Richards is a man of science, while Dr Doom is a man of science too, but is more interested in the alchemy of science and magic, or the dark arts. Dr Doom is the ruler of an entire country, a boy who seized control of Latveria. I mean, Jesus Christ, this is not rocket science, and how is it that the special effects looked better in the 2005 Fantastic Four movie?
People say that the Fantastic Four movie just isn't adaptable to live action, bullshit to that I say, it's just that Fox keep putting retards in charge of it. Fantastic Four have a good core, they have cool abilities, they have great allies, and they have some of the best villains out of the entire Marvel library, all the ingredients are there for a fantastic movie. This particular incarnation of the Fantastic Four was an absolute disgrace, I just happened to catch some of the 2005 Fantastic Four last night, and while it was far from perfect, it was, for 2005, a perfectly adequate superhero movie.
In any case, I'd be pretty happy to see this current Fantastic Four go down the tubes and have Fox concentrate on Deadpool 2, which would feature Cable. I'm only concerned that Fox might feel the need to interfere with Deadpool 2. It's still early days yet, we'll see how Fantastic Four does at the box office, and Deadpool as well. Deadpool is a largely untested property, it's a real wildcard. Deadpool might be a refreshing superhero movie and be a resounding success, or it might too offensive for most people and struggle at the box office. It's really hard to predict how Deadpool will do, but whatever happens, Fox had next to nothing to do with it, but if it's a success, then Fox might feel the need to come in and start dictating certain things, and that worries me.