One of the big stories yesterday was word that the Walt Disney Company had bought Marvel Entertainment. One of the smaller stories is that Marvel is also considering rebooting their “Fantastic Four” franchise.
Writer Akiva Goldsman scribe for the two worst Batman movies, “Batman & Robin,” and “Batman Forever,” as well as producer of the Will Smith action hero movie “Hancock,” is reportedly overseeing production. Writing will be handled by Michael Green, who writes for “Heroes.” No word on who will be directing this masterpiece.
No word on if the cast (Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, et. all,) will be returning as well.
Why a reboot? Why now? Well, apparently, if you read the fine print of the Disney/Marvel deal, Disney gains the rights to Marvel characters such as “Iron Man,” and “Thor,” Fox, (who made the first two “Fantastic Four” movies,) controls rights to the Four, as long as they keep making movies.
I’ve missed the first two “Fantastic Four” movies, namely because I couldn’t figure out what audience they were for. They seemed too stupid for adults to enjoy and too adult-ish for kids. Maybe this’ll change. Maybe I’ll buy a ticket. Maybe not.