While the Fantastic Four have had a successful career on the pages of comic books, the superhero team has had a dreadful time at the cinema. After two failed attempts to bring the Fantastic Four to the big screen, it wouldn’t be surprising to hear that Fox had thrown the team away and never looked back, but now a pretty big director is interested in giving them a shot.
In an interview with Cinemablend, Kingsman: The Golden Circle director Matthew Vaughn revealed that he is a big fan of the Fantastic Four and feels an obligation to properly bring them to Hollywood. It’s also worth noting that Reeves has had talks with Warner Bros. to helm a Superman movie, so it looks like he’s more than interested in jumping into the superhero world.
“The other one I’ve felt an obligation to do is, I wouldn’t mind maybe making a Fantastic Four film to apologize to everyone out there that maybe it didn’t go very well for them. It’s brilliant. One of my favourites is the Fantastic Four, so maybe one day I’ll try and rectify the mistake.”
While all three of the Fantastic Four movies have been disappointing, it’s still exciting to see that a director like Matthew Vaughn is interested in the property. I for one would much prefer to see what Vaughn could do with Superman, but I’d still love to see what he could do with the Fantastic Four.