By Ryan Parsons | Image property of 20th Century Fox, Variety
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Though Disney is the new owner of the Marvel library, Fox has still got some claim to Fantastic Four; just as long as they continue to make films. Taking advantage of the property, the studio has announced that it plans on taking another shot at Fantastic Four; possibly to make up for the last disasters.
Fox to Reinvent Fantastic Four
Since the previous two Fantastic Fours were beyond campy, I guess the only direction is up. 20th Century Fox has Akiva Goldsman overlooking the re-boot as producer, with scribe Michael Green writing the script. If you recognize the name, that's probably because he's on the callsheet (as producer) for NBC's Heroes and helped write The Green Lantern.
Since the franchise is facing a full reboot, it remains unknown on whether any of the previous cast will return to reprise their roles. Whoever does commit to the parts, expect to hear about them signing multiple-installment contracts. Take Marvel Entertainment for example, who made their supporting talent sign as many as nine options for Iron Man 2.
With Disney blowing $4 billion on the comicbook company, and plenty of Marvel properties (once again) seeing new and more screenplays drawn up, expect to hear a lot more of Marvel and its properties over the next few years.