I have never been interested in the Fantastic Four franchise. I didn’t go to see the movies when they were released and I don’t own any of the DVD’s. I always thought it would be the X-Men for kids and everything seemed to light for me, so I am not really affected by the news that Fantastic Four 3 may not happen.
Jessica Alba has expressed interest in returning, but didnt know when or if things would get started. Now Chris Evans, who played health and safety hazard, The Human Torch, spoke to MTV about why it may not happen.
“I’m pretty sure we won’t do [another] one,” insisted “Fantastic Four” star Chris Evans, who excelled in two films as the Human Torch. “I’m assuming that one is a closed book.”
“After the first one was released we got wind of potential titles and plots [almost immediately], and I’ve heard nothing from anyone at Fox [yet],” he grumbled. “We had all planned on doing [another] one but if there were going to be a third I think a week after the second one was released we would have heard.”
“It takes up a lot of time. It’s a big commitment,” he said. “I’m happy with walking away.” Still, Evans confessed that he does want to leave the door a little ajar, citing Marvel’s recent success with character cross-pollination. If “Spider-Man” or “Hulk” came to him with a cameo, he’s be the first on board. “Absolutely,” he enthused. “If Johnny Storm wanted to make a pop in appearance in one of those movies that would be a treat.”
If we were told after X-Men 2 that there may not be a third movie, people would be up in arms. If we heard after Spiderman 2 that there may not be another film, there would be riots on the streets. However, with this news I am sure that not that many people will be affected. Many of the hardcore fans think that Fox screwed the films up, especially in the villain department.
This leads to speculation that Fox will move forward with a Silver Surfer spin-off. A script is in development and Laurence Fishbourne has expressed interest in returning as the surfers voice.
What are your thoughts? Would you like a Fantastic Four 3, or would you prefer a Silver Surfer movie instead?