Fantastic Four 3
Though the remake that was released earlier this year is everyone’s new favorite punching bag, the first two Fantastic Four films were easy targets during their time. Combined, the pair made over $500 million at the global box office and as a result a third film was being planned. The four main cast members — Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, and Michael Chiklis — were set to return along with Julian McMahon back as Doctor Doom. It appears that a script was never actually written for the movie, though the cast, director Tim Story, and writer Don Payne all expressed interest in different elements:
Jessica Alba revealed to MTV a desire for Franklin Richards, the son of Reed and Sure, to appear as a young kid in the film.
Director Tim Story expressed interest to LA Times in bringing the Black Panther into the film with Djimon Hounsou in the role.
The late Don Payne is quoted as saying, “If there is a third film and if I’m involved – and this is just me talking, as I’ve had no conversations with the studio or Marvel about any of this – I’ve always loved the Inhumans, the Skrulls, the Puppet Master, and Annihilus and the Negative Zone. Those are my favorite FF villains, so I’d love to see them on the big screen some day.”
Knowing what we now know about the rights of characters at Marvel Studios and Fox, it’s interesting to see how the filmmakers’ thought process about the development of the sequel went, which was perhaps one (of many) potential reason that it never got off the ground.
Which of these movies would you have wanted to see on the big screen? Let us know in the comments!