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Has Fantastic Four reboot sequel been cancelled?

The ill-fated Fantastic Four reboot from earlier this year seems to have lost its sequel, as Fox pulls the release date from its schedule. According to (opens in new tab), Fox had originally penned a sequel to the critically panned film by Josh Trank for 2017, but it's now been removed entirely from their future line-up.

Fox had always insisted that there would be a sequel to the superhero flick, despite a massively poor reception - both from audiences and critics. Their delusions persisted as reports of numerous on-set incidents, including cast and crew fallouts and a general lack of organisation, came to light.

This news could mean one of a couple of things: either Fox have, reluctantly it seems, admitted defeat and cancelled the entire project and will sit on the franchise until it's (yawn) rebooted again. Or they could be in the process of selling the rights back to Marvel, whereby Kevin Feige and co will be able to finally make their own version.

The likelihood is that its stars - Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Jamie Bell and Toby Kebbell - aren't keen to return, especially if Trank were to helm the project. As it stands, any further Fantastic Four instalments are on hold indefinitely.

Mike Williams
Mike Williams
Mike scribbles at MTV, Yahoo Movies, BuzzFeed, GoThinkBig and Live for Films. As a huge animation and sci-fi fan, his favourite movies include Spirited Away and District 9.