With the recent success of "Deadpool" and the praise the "X-Men: Apocalypse" trailer has received from fans and critics, it is easy for Fox to forget about last year's disaster "Fantastic Four." Even though the studio tried desperately to reboot the Marvel Comics franchise, the film bombed at the box office.
Undoubtedly, "Fantastic Four" is one of the worst superhero movies ever made, even worse than Marvel's previous failures like "Daredevil" and "Elektra." However, Fox somehow managed to save its reputation with this year's critical and commercial hit "Deadpool," another movie adaptation of a Marvel Comics character.
It didn't come as a surprise when the "Fantastic Four" made it to the top several categories of the annual Razzie Awards, sharing the Worst Picture award with "Fifty Shades of Grey" and bagging two more — Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel and Worst Director for Josh Trank.
Trank repeatedly protested that his version of the movie was much better than the final one. However, it didn't save him from being awarded a Razzie and it is surely going to be a black spot on his career.
As reported by Screen Rant, Fox was having second thoughts regarding a sequel to the "Fantastic Four" a few months ago as except for Michael B Jordan (who played Johnny Storm/Human Torch), none of the other actors were willing to return for another movie. However, with the three Razzies, any future plans to continue the franchise have been dropped for sure.
With the recent blow to the franchise, it is high time for Fox to reconsider its strategy for the superhero team. One of the best decisions would be to let Marvel handle its own characters, as Sony did with Spider-Man. However, there is no official information on this, and hence, the fate of "Fantastic Four" remains uncertain.