Simon Kinberg has been a busy man lately, it is not easy being a Zack Snyder-Kevin Feige type figure in the X-Men franchise. One of the difficult tasks of being a writer and producer in this franchise is being constantly bombarded with questions about dozens of different projects, sequels, alternate universes, and timelines. While promoting Logan Kinberg was asked about an alternate cut for Fantastic Four, Kinberg told Collider:
“I don’t know the answer to that in terms of whether or not fans will ever see it. I think B-roll is probably the place where they will see it. And for us, it’s in the past in the sense of lessons learned and we would love to make another Fantastic Four movie. We really believe in that cast, and I think the lessons that we learned would help us make a more consistent movie than we did the first time.”
He was also asked if there are any plans for a sequel, and he essentially said no. Collider did recognize the rights issue with the property, and Kinberg effectively stated that an Fantastic Four film will be made if it is ready to be made. It is important to note that such details would probably not be shared with us until Fox is ready to let go of the property or hold on to dear life. This is a wait and see sort of situation.
According to Box Office Mojo, Fantastic Four was made for $120 million and made approximately $168 million worldwide, which makes the film a box bomb. It currently has a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This is a project that has brought nothing positive to the Fox superhero franchise, and perhaps Fox might want to let it go or keep trying different approachs until they get it right.