‘Ant-Man’ Director Explains Why ‘Fantastic Four’ Bombed at Box Office!

By Anshul Hardikar | 1 year ago
‘Ant-Man’ Director Explains Why ‘Fantastic Four’ Bombed at Box Office!
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After everyone has said what they wanted to about the massive failure “Fantastic Four” had at the box office, it is now “Ant-Man” director Peyton Reed’s turn to give his opinion about what he thinks about the movie and the reason why it failed to make a mark. Contrary to a majority of negative comments, Peyton chose to take a positive approach.

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According to We Got This Covered, Peyton who himself is going to sign a deal to direct “Ant-Man and the Wasp” still holds “Fantastic Four” in high regards, but there are some things he pointed out in both the versions of the movie. According to him both the versions of the movie were poles apart from each other. One version was made with respect to kids in mind while the other one was intended to be more realistic and hence a darker approach.

The director further pointed out that the makers haven’t really caught the tone of the movie correct and that is the reason why the movie version keeps on failing. He stressed that it is the same thing that has to be taken seriously if they were to make “Fantastic Four” right. Sure, there were a couple of problems with the movie because of the said involvement studio had during the making, which in a way didn’t give Josh Trank the liberty with which he wanted to make the movie but even the characters were not used properly and which ultimately contributed to its failure.

Mr. Fantastic aka Reed Richards no matter how nerdy he is still acquires one of the coolest powers in the superhero universe. Peyton too noted that the character’s powers were not brought out properly on-screen and if it is rectified he is sure “Fantastic Four” will make a great movie.

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Flickering Myth added that Peyton Reed would love to direct a “Fantastic Four” movie but is currently developing “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” Despite its failure, “Fantastic Four 2” is scheduled to release in 2017. Hopefully, the makers would have rectified their mistake in the sequel.

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