Fox is moving beyond their Fantastic Four disaster (No, not that one. Not that one either. Yes, that one.) and focusing on making a sequel. Why is this the hill that they’re determined to die on?

MTV caught up with writer/producer Simon Kinberg at the Toronto International Film Festival, who said he was “really focused on the next one.” Because we live in a time where a studio greenlit a sequel to Fantastic Four before the first one even came out.

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Kinberg also told MTV that he is convinced there is a great Fantastic Four movie somewhere in what they already have, so no need to reboot just yet:

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. You’re waking up every morning being like, I want to go make a great movie. It was an opportunity to do that. I do believe there is a great ‘Fantastic Four’ movie that we’ve made with that cast. So I’m gonna figure out what that is.

... We’re figuring out what that [sequel] movie would be. I’d like that to happen.

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I’d like it if Fox did lock itself into an endless reboot cycle for Fantastic Four movies. Maybe stop and think about what you’ve done for a bit.


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