Mark Millar Weighs In On FANTASTIC FOUR's Failure And What's Next For The Franchise

Mark Millar Weighs In On FANTASTIC FOUR's Failure And What's Next For The Franchise

Comic book writer Mark Millar is a creative consultant for Fox, and he offers some insight here into why the Fantastic Four reboot didn't work and what he believes might be next for the franchise. He also addresses Steven Spielberg's recent comments about superhero movie fatigue...

Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot was a huge critical and commercial failure, and as things currently stand, it's both one of the worst reviewed comic book movies of all-time and has lost Fox around $100 million. It's not clear just how much of a role Mark Millar has in these movies as a creative consultant, but even he was willing to acknowledge the movie's failings in a recent interview with IGN. "It's a shame because I think element of it were good," he confessed. "Some bits were good. I remember the first half in particular works well. [Josh Trank] is brilliant. Chronicle was my favorite superhero movie in 2012 -- and be reminded Avengers was out that year. I really love Chronicle. It's just a shame sometimes things don't work out as planned. Nobody goes in hoping it's not going to work out. Everybody is trying their best and those guys worked their asses off. It didn't quite come together as well as they hoped, which is a shame."
 
As for what he believes might be next for the franchise, it appears as if Millar is as uncertain as everyone else involved with the franchise (both Simon Kinberg and Kate Mara didn't seem too sure about a sequel recently), and the Scottish writer weighed in on what's next for Fantastic Four by saying, "I think everything's open to discussion. No decision I think has been made on anything yet like that. There's chats everyone's going to have on the phone at some point, but the Marvel brand is such a powerful brand. Marvel doesn't always work out great -- Thor 2 didn't work out especially well, Iron Man 2 didn't work. But then Iron Man 3 comes along and it's great. These things can be uneven sometimes. Avengers 2 is nowhere near as good as Avengers 1." Talk then turned to the future of superhero movies in general and Steve Spielberg's comments about them going the way of the Western. "The human race will go the way of the Western. Everything has to end at some point. [Laughs] We're just going to be atoms. It's inevitable. I think [the superhero movie genre has] got at least another good five years. The stuff that's coming up is so strong."

What do you guys think about these comments from the Kick-Ass creator? For more of Millar's thoughts on both Fantastic Four and the superhero movie genre, be sure to click on the link below. 
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