By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox
We always knew that 20th Century Fox would move forward with a sequel to Fantastic Four. Before their announcement today, we have heard from just about every player in the film and each person was game for another go. My only issue with a sequel is could they please make it better. The original Fantastic Four reminded me of a return to comicbook films that were created before the dawn of Spider-Man and X-Men; these two films raised the bar.
The film was sub-par, but did offer a lot of room for improvement.
More Fantastic Four
According to THR, we can definitely expect another round of Fantastic Four. What I hope this means is an improved film [such as X-Men to X-Men 2] that again features a cheap shot of Jessica Alba in her underwear.
20th Century Fox is set for another "Fantastic" voyage. The studio confirmed months of speculation that it would bring its summer boxoffice hit "Fantastic Four" back for a second installment. Director Tim Story and scribe Mark Frost have signed on for the sequel, which is set for a July 4, 2007, release. The first installment, which grossed more than $154 million domestically, also had been slated for July 4 weekend bow but switched to July 8 to avoid a head-to-head clash with "War of the Worlds." The move paid off as the Marvel comic book-based tale earned $56 million in its opening take. This time around, "Fantastic Four" will be facing a formidable superhero foe in "Spider-Man 3," which opens in May 2007.
It looks like 20th Century Fox is willing to take another shot at the popular Fourth of July release date. However, if the studio was afraid of War of the Worlds, which opened in June, expect them to go running again when put up against Spider-Man 3.