Fantastic Four Reboot Star Blames Film Failures For ‘Bad Leadership’
When it comes to comic book movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe generally delivers. However, before the MCU, there were plenty of Marvel duds over the years. One team that has never been captured properly in live-action is the Fantastic Four. Fans notoriously disliked the 2005 and 2007 films, and hopes were high when the story was rebooted in 2015 with a new cast. Unfortunately, the film starring Miles Teller (Reed Richards), Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm), Kate Mara (Sue Storm), Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm) and Toby Kebbell (Doctor Doom) received even worse reviews than the films. who came before. Currently, the Josh Trank-directed film is on Rotten Tomatoes with a 9% critics score and an 18% audience score. Recently, Kebbell spoke with Forbes and explained why the movie didn’t work.
“You know, I’ll be completely honest…I don’t think we fell victim to timing, I think we fell victim to bad leadership and bad organization. In fact, I thought the responsible – I mean the responsible, in charge, not people who create and work on set —— I think there were opportunities, there were conversations, there were script differences, there were like, ‘Hey, you know, Simon [Kinberg], that’s actually true, that’s important information…” He said, “No, no, no. It’s not what it is,” Kebbell explained.
He added: “So there were some unfortunate things. In Hollywood you can never speak ill and I don’t do that, I’m just saying that while I was there there was a lot more. that could have been made to make It’s a better thing. There’s fans for it. I really believe in it. I think Doom… I love the Joker, I love so many villains, my performance as Koba (Planet of the Apes), there are villains that live in my heart… So I really believe that Doom is an awesome villain, he’s an excellent villain and they always do something goofy with it. It’s a shame, it’s a shame. Honestly, I feel that way. I wouldn’t have gone into this thinking, ‘Ah, this is going to be another terrible movie.’ I thought they had that.”
Fortunately, the Fantastic Four have another chance on the big screen with the MCU. Spider-Man: No Coming Home director Jon Watts will tell the story of the original Marvel team, which is set to be his next film. When ComicBook.com‘s Brandon Davis asked Kevin Feige what fans can expect from the cast, the producer suggested it’s likely to be a mix of Hollywood stars and newcomers.
“I think the MCU is a nice combination of both (established players and new faces),” Feige said last year. “I think you look no further than Simu in Shang Chilike Chris Hemsworth, like Tom Hiddleston, like Tom Holland, an actor who hadn’t been seen by an awful lot of people before, or you have a Benedict coming into strange doctor or Christian Bale entering Gor in our Thor movie. It’s always a great combination of the two, and it’s really about finding the best actor for the job, whether that actor is still known to the world or not.”
The MCUs The Fantastic Four does not yet have a release date.