It’s been over a month since the release of Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four, and fans are still shell shocked by the experience. In an age of near-over saturation of comic book movies, Fantastic Four was a rare misstep that managed to anger comic book fans, critics and regular old moviegoers. In fact, the reception for FF ’15 was worse than that for Tim Story‘s 2005 film about Marvel’s First Family, which the Trank film was supposed to eclipse in terms of legacy and cultural relevance. But if you were disappointed by Fantastic Four, you’re not alone, the actress that played the Invisible Woman was disappointed by the experience too.
The strange post-release silence by cast and crew following Fantastic Four‘s release has been broken by Kate Mara, who played Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman in the film. In an interview with WENN, Mara said that she personally has yet to see the film despite attending its red carpet premiere, and she added that she’s “a little bit gun-shy” about seeing it now after all the negative reviews.
Mara was more diplomatic about the reportedly troubling shoot of the film, which might have even seen director Trank and star Miles Teller nearly come to blows. “It was a tricky shoot but you know… When you know when you’re shooting it that a film isn’t going to be what you want it to be [sic]?” Mara said. “That was not the case at all.” Mara also said that Trank’s infamous pre-release tweet that said he had a “fantastic version” of the film that would have been a hit with critics was “hugely disappointing.”
In a final disappointing note, Mara seemed saddened that despite Twentieth Century Fox’s determination that they aren’t done with this Fantastic Four, she will unlikely be playing the Invisible Woman again. “That’s the thing that makes me most bummed because we have no idea if we’ll ever make another one.” she said.
For now Fantastic Four 2 remains scheduled for a June 2017 release date, but it’s highly unlikely anything related to this Fantastic Four will ever see the light of day again. Heck, Fox probably wouldn’t release the Blu-ray if they could get away with it.