A couple of years ago, not long after the Josh Trank film was announced, I posted this. Obviously, Fox didn’t go with any of my suggestions. But I haven’t given up all hope yet.
After their latest attempt at a big budget movie, I think we can all agree that 20th Century Fox has destroyed the Fantastic Four once and for all.
While it would be lovely if the studio got its head out of its own ass and gave the rights back to Marvel soon, again, I think we can all agree that’s highly unlikely.
I’m afraid the best we can hope for is that Fox puts Fantastic Four away for a few years, then starts over again. That’s right boys and girls, another Fantastic Four reboot. And this is what I think Fox should do:
For once, it would be nice if a Fantastic Four movie was based on an actual comic. And my suggestion is, call the new movie “Future Foundation,” and base it on the 2011 “FF” series by Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting.
We saw hints of the Future Foundation in the current movie, but we never really saw what those other kids were up to. We didn’t even meet them for Pete’s sake.
Now’s the chance to go full on sci-fi with the series. This is also the chance to introduce an older version of Marvel’s first family, as well as their kids, Franklin and Valeria.
The story will need a few tweaks, such as replacing Spider-Man (since Fox doesn’t ow the rights to use him) and not using the Inhumans later on. But since Fox owns the rights to several Marvel characters, the Human Torch can still be dead, and Spidey’s spot on the team can be used by someone else. Perhaps a mutant?
I guess my point is that Fox has plenty to choose from. They just need to know what they’re doing for once. And hiring the right director and screen writer might be a solid place to start.