ANOTHER FANTASTIC 4! KID FRIENDLY?
So there might be another Fantastic Four film, by Fox, and I will get onto the kid friendly part in a second, but we need to get onto the run down of the whole Fantastic Four rights.
So you may know, in the 90s, to prevent going bankrupt, Marvel sold the film rights to the characters, like Spiderman, Ghostrider, and Daredevil to Sony, the Hulk (solo film) to Universal, and X-Men, Deadpool, and Fantastic Four to Fox. Marvel has gained back many of these characters, like from Sony, and there is still the sharing deal with Spiderman, and the Hulk has solo film rights at Universal, which is why there has been no solo Hulk film since 2008, as Disney does not want nor need to collaborate with another studio. There is a workaround to the story of the Hulk, by stretching out his story through multiple films like Age of Ultron, Thor Ragnarok, and Infinity War.
But Fox has kept all its charters, the X-Men and Deadpool are good, but Fantastic Four has 3 films made by Fox in the past 15 years which are all terrible, most recently Fant4stic in 2015. The reason why they keep making these films is that Fox has 7 years to make a new Fantastic Four film in order to keep the film rights from reverting back to Marvel. So until 2022, Fox has to make a new Fantastic Four film.
This is where we circle back around to the news. Rumors say that Fox is developing a kid-friendly Fantastic Four. What it means by Fantastic Four is a Fantastic Four film, but seen through the eyes of Mr. Fantastic and Sue Storm's kids, Franklin and Valeria. Just what the Hell! This sounds like scrapping the bottom of the barrel. Yeah, it would be interesting to see the kids, but at least make a good film establishing the Fantastic Four, and then do something with their kids in the film. Heck, Fox just needs to stop and let the rights to the Fantastic Four revert back to Marvel. It is diminishing returns for Fox when they make these, which means the cost of producing this film is higher the profit made.
Anyway, comment below your thoughts on the film down in the comments below. As always thanks for reading, take care.