While the sequel to 2015’s “Fantastic Four” may be on indefinite hold at 20th Century Fox, one of the film’s stars hasn’t ruled out a return. In a recent interview with IGN, Kate Mara confirmed she’s interested in a potential sequel. “Oh yeah, I’d love to be a part of a ‘Fantastic Four’ sequel or whatever they may or may not have in store for us, and I know all the guys feel the same way,” Mara revealed. “We loved working with each other and we would love to actually play these characters in another way, somehow, in the future. I have no idea if that’s actually true, if that will happen, but I’d be really happy to do it.”
Plagued by bad word of mouth and harsh reviews from critics (receiving a 9% at Rotten Tomatoes), the original film suffered another blow when director Josh Trank distanced himself from the final version of the film the day before its release. Once slated for a summer 2017 debut, the sequel has been indefinitely shelved by Fox.
Even still, “Fantastic Four” producer and co-writer Simon Kinberg still believes there’s potential for the sequel with Mara and the rest of the cast. “We want to make another Fantastic Four movie. We love that cast — I mean if I were to say to you now Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller, and Kate [Mara] and Jamie [Bell] are great actors — we love that cast,” Kinberg said in May. “I love the comic, I mean I love it almost as much as X-Men.” Earlier this month Miles Teller expressed similar sentiments about returning for another go as Reed Richards should a sequel move forward.
With the original “Fantastic Four” having an estimated production budget of $120 million and only making an estimated $168 million worldwide, it remains unlikely fans of Marvel’s first family will be seeing a sequel any time soon.
Watch Mara’s comments in full below:
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