Director Matthew Vaughn says that he would love to try and make another Fantastic Four movie, claiming that the team are a favorite of his. The director has been doing the rounds to promote his latest offering, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the follow up to the surprise smash hit of 2014, Kingsman. The sequel sees the return of Harry Hart (Colin Firth), presumbed dead in the first film, as well as the first appearance of the American counterpart to the Kingsmen, the Statesmen.
While much of the focus is on The Golden Circle, Vaughn has also been talking about some of his other recent projects, including the most recent reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise. Vaughn was a producer on the 2015 film, and considers the team a 'favorite', despite the fact that the movie was a flop. Now, he has said that he isn't quite done with the Fantastic Four, and would love to take another crack at the team on the big screen.
In an interview with Cinemablend, the director said that he felt an obligation to try and make another Fantastic Four film, and referenced the negative response that the most recent one received.
"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."
As well as being a critical flop, the Fantastic Four reboot was plauged with issues behind the scenes, and is generally believed to be one of the worst superhero films in recent years. It's no surprise that Vaughn recognizes this, especially as he is no stranger to the superhero genre. As well as directing both Kingsman films, Vaughn directed Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class.
Vaughn didn't elaborate on how he would continue the franchise, whether with a sequel or another reboot, but it's likely that a reboot would be the more successful option. Attempting to sell a sequel to a film that failed is definitely a harder slog. However, without Vaughn himself clarifying, it's impossible to know what his plans would be, if he got the chance. And, of course, this does not mean that yet more Fantstic Four movies are on the table, just that Vaughn himself would like to take another shot at bringing the team to life on the big screen.
While it's nice to see that not everyone is willing to give up on the Fantastic Four just yet, should Vaughn get his wish to give the franchise another try, he may want to get in the director's chair this time - and put his own stamp on the project.
- Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) release date: Sep 22, 2017