Not even 24 hours after Disney officially purchased Marvel Entertainment, 20th Century Fox let the world know that they're not giving up The Fantastic Four anytime soon – announcing plans to reboot the franchise with Akiva Goldsman as a producer. While the first two Fantastic Four films made some good money at the box office (the last installment made upwards of $300 million worldwide), critical reaction was poor and fan consensus was that they wanted something a little darker and less kid-friendly. In other words, something like Iron Man or The Dark Knight – a film that kicks ass and takes names later.
'Fantastic Four' Being Rebooted
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