Variety reports that 20th Century Fox will overhaul the “Fantastic Four” property alongside producer Akiva Goldsman. The screenplay will be written by scribe Michael Green, a co-executive producer on “Heroes” and the co-writer of the Ryan Reynolds-starring “Green Lantern.”
Presently, it’s unknown if the film’s original cast—Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis—will reprise their roles for the third outing, but the earlier rumors of a “Fantastic Four” do-over indicated that new actors would take the reins of the series.
Plot details are also being kept under wraps, though the likelihood of the Silver Surfer emerging in a third “Fantastic Four” are unlikely given Fox’s desire to build a solo feature around the character.
Based on Goldsman’s most recent comic book efforts as a producer on “The Losers” and “Jonah Hex,” it would appear that Fox is certainly angling for a darker take on the Fantastic Four. But Goldsman’s earlier work tells a different tale: he’s the writer responsible for “Batman Forever” and “Batman & Robin,” two films that don’t have the highest of marks from the fan community.
Nonetheless, the attachment of “Green Lantern” writer Michael Green is likely a good sign, given the level of talent that the DC Comics film has been able to attract thus far.
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