Have patience, “Fantastic Four” star Chris Evans implored. Talking with MTV’s Tim Kash, Evans was remarkably candid about the failings of the first two films, and equally hopeful that, given a chance, the future for the first family of crime-fighting would be a bright one. “It’s tricky when you’re working with a gigantic film like this…there’s a lot of cooks in the kitchen, a lot of people that have their input. Some people’s opinions are stronger than others, and sometimes you lose. But I think that we’re getting there,” he declared. “I still think the potential of this has not been reached. I still think this can be something great, and I think we are getting closer. We’re all making revisions.”
In a golden age for comic book films, where characters like Batman, Spider-Man, and the X-Men wrestle with adult themes and complex dilemmas, fans have derided the “Fantastic Four” for being too kid-friendly, for being geared towards an “audience [that] appears to be Cartoon Network fans.”
Let your dissenting voices ring from the mountaintops, Evans pleaded. “I think I’d just like to see the characters grow up. I like to see them more mature. I think that we’re starting to see [with “Rise of the Silver Surfer”] that if we give these guys depth — if we don’t shy away from taking a more serious tone — it will still work, it will still be a family movie. We can make it real,” he asserted. “I think that if this movie does ok and people respond with the appreciation of a more serious tone, hopefully [with] the third one we can inch closer to a legitimate cast and a legitimate film.”
With a more serious tone, Evans was adamant that “by round three, we really [will] be able to knock something out of the park.”
In keeping with his hopes for a more serious tone, Evans suggested that for sequel number two the “Fantastic Four” could fight The Puppet Master, a villain which would give their battles a more dramatic undercurrent…because he is the father of Thing’s girlfriend, Alicia Masters. “Chiky [Michael Chiklis] does such a good job with The Thing,” Evans contended. “I think they should throw him a couple more bones with the plot and let him show some more depth [for part three].”
It’s gonna happen. There will be a “Fantastic Four 3.” Where would you like to see the franchise go? Do you now like Chris Evans roughly 8,000 times more? Sound off below.