On the topic of the worst comic book movies, by now you’ve probably heard the chatter around the web about a possible Fantastic Four reboot. While at this point it’s still far from confirmed… is anyone really surprised? As soon as Chris Evans came out and said that a third Fantastic Four movie was not going to happen, this was the only logical conclusion. Marvel and Warner Brothers seem to be eager to restart just about every single one of their franchises that didn’t work. But when the first two movies in a series generated almost $300 million worldwide each, is that really a franchise that didn’t work?
Here’s the thing: I actually liked the Fantastic Four movies for what they were. A bit campy and silly, decent special effects, and just generally fun for the whole family. Are there really hardcore Fantastic Four fans out there who didn’t feel that the movies were true to the comic? If anything they should have been more campy! Personally I don’t see why this series needs a reboot. According to IESB, Marvel would like to follow a similar vibe to Iron Man, which didn’t take itself too seriously, but also earned the respect of critics and fans alike. So what is it that made Iron Man work, while the Fantastic Four movies supposedly didn’t? I guess perhaps a stronger story and slightly better cast. What do you think, do the Fantastic Four deserve another shot on the big screen?