Director Matthew Vaughn has a long history with comic book movies. The filmmaker has made 2010’s Kick-Ass, 2011’s X-Men: First Class, and the two Kingsman movies. Additionally, he has been considering the idea of tackling Warner Bros.’ Man of Steel sequel, while he opted out of directing two previous X-Men sequels.
But another comic book movie in Vaughn’s filmography is 2015’s Fantastic Four, on which he was just a producer. That film was an absolute flop commercially and critically, ending plans for a sequel. However, Vaughn now wants to give this property another chance.
In an interview with CinemaBlend, Vaughn says that he would like to make his own Fantastic Four movie, mostly just to make up for the last film’s failure. “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 favorites is the Fantastic Four, so maybe one day I’ll try and rectify the mistake.”
This past summer, we finally heard some things about Fox’s potential plans for the Fantastic Four franchise’s future. Rumor has it that a kid-friendly spin-off starring Franklin and Valeria Richards is in the works, while Legion creator Noah Hawley is directing a solo film starring Doctor Doom.
Fox has been looking for ways to revive this franchise, and if the main Four ever get their own movie again, it would make sense to bring in Vaughn. So far, Vaughn has directed two highly successful comic book movies for Fox, with a third coming this weekend. So, why not give him a crack at the studio’s most troubled comic book franchise?
Stay tuned for more as we have it.
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