Just when it seemed like fandom couldn’t slap Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot in the face any harder, they did.
After dismal box office returns and even lower critic and audience reviews, Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four is enduring a petition from fans, demanding that Fox return the Fantastic Four film rights back to Marvel Studios. Instead of hoping for Fox to redeem themselves with the already scheduled Fantastic Four 2 in 2017, the fans and their petition argue that the franchise should just quit while it’s behind.
Fox, which owns the film rights to Fantastic Four, could sell them back to Marvel Studios if they really wanted to, but it seems unlikely. In the wake of Fantastic Four’s failures, however, perhaps the studio will try to broker a partnership with Marvel, like Sony did with Spider-Man earlier this year.
Either way, this petition isn’t doing so hot itself. It only has 46 signatures so far, but there’s still plenty of time between now and when Fantastic Four 2’s production could begin.
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Fantastic Four 2 is still slated for a June 2, 2017 release.