15Stan Lee Had No Faith In The Production
Marvel's greatest marketing asset is Stan Lee. Even after decades with the comic book publisher, Lee is the hype machine for its projects. That said, even he knew that something was fishy with The Fantastic Four.
The makers of Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four confirmed that
Lee didn't want to speak to them about the project.
However, they did earth footage from a comic book convention in 1993, where Lee said, "I'm not expecting too much of it. It was the last movie to be made that we had no control over. Our lawyers just gave away the rights."
Speaking to Kevin Smith years later, Lee stated the movie was never intended to be released, but the cast and crew didn't know about it. He believed it was only made so that the studio wouldn't lose the rights to the franchise.