After the negative reception that the premiere weekend for the reboot of Marvel‘s Fantastic Four received, and having made a lot less money than anticipated, you’d anticipate that flop ratings would deter 20th Century Fox from further action. In light of this, however, Fox has released an official statement about the future of the franchise.
The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Fox Domestic Distribution Chief Chris Aronson, and although he refused to comment about the status of Fantastic Four 2, which is currently due to be released in 2017 – he did state:
“While we’re disappointed, we remain committed to these characters and we have a lot to look forward to in our Marvel universe.”
Although this doesn’t do much to clarify the future of Fantastic Four, it shows that Fox is hopeful regardless to the mediocre reviews that have been scouring the internet since the films release this weekend. Whether this means an X-Men crossover, another reboot or driving onwards with the sequel to Josh Trank‘s film which stars Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell. For now, only time will tell.