AceShowbiz - While "The Fantastic Four" is currently in theaters, another rumor about its sequel surfaced. According to The Daily Superhero, the "The Fantastic Four 2" will be removed from its June 9, 2017 release date and the sequel to "Deadpool" will be put into that spot instead.
The rumor emerges following the negatives reviews to the currently-in-cinemas movie. "Fantastic Four" reboot has a weak opening as it earned around $26 million in this weekend box office. Besides the bad reviews and the low opening, what makes the movie become less-considered is the conflict between director Josh Trank and Fox. By the time "Fantastic Four" hit theaters, the director blamed the studio for the poor review, claiming that if the studio didn't make changes, the film would be acclaimed.
On the other hand, although "Deadpool" will not be released until February 2016, the red band trailer has already generated positive buzz among comic book fans since its presence at San Diego Comic-Con in July. Thus, it seems to be a reasonable decision if Fox replaces the release date of "Fantastic Four 2" with "Deadpool 2".
However, sources said that it might be too difficult for "Deadpool 2" to be developed and shot in time for summer 2017. Aside from the release date, there have been rumblings that a particular character will be brought if the film happens. Director Tim Miller hinted that the sequel might feature X-Force leader Cable.
"Deadpool" tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson (%cRyan Reynolds%), who after being subjected to a rogue experiment, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Starring Reynolds, %cMorena Baccarin%, %cT.J. Miller%, %cGina Carano%, %cBrianna Hildebrand% and %cEd Skrein%, the movie is due to arrive in the U.S. on February 12, 2016.