With this summer’s Fantastic Four reboot receiving a truly dismal critical and commercial reception, it’s really no surprise to learn that Fox has taken the planned sequel off of its upcoming release schedule.
Fantastic Four 2 was originally planned to hit June 9, 2017. Unfortunately, this was a case of putting the cart before the horse, as the sequel’s release date was planned before Fantastic Four hit theaters to the tune of a $56 million domestic box office take on a production budget of $120 million. That kind of loss is hard to recover from.
While Fantastic Four 2 is off the books for now, it’s still unclear whether the film has been officially cancelled or just postponed to a later date.