Mara admitted in an interview that Fantastic Four's overwhemlingly negative reception left her "a little bit gunshy," saying that she hasn't seen the film despite walking the red carpet at its premiere.
Mara also said she was "disappointed" by director Josh Trank's comments that the finished film did not resemble his vision, saying “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? That was not the case at all.”
Still, Mara says the most disappointing part of the movie for her is the unlikelihood that a sequel will be made. “That’s the thing that makes me most bummed because we have no idea if we’ll ever make another one.”
Despite Mara's comments, Fantastic Four 2 is slated for a June 9, 2017 release.
Emily Blunt Wants More Action Roles For Women
Edge of Tomorrow actress Emily Blunt has proved her big-budget action chops to Hollywood - something she's capitalizing on in another action heavy role in her new film Sicario. But she says Hollywood needs more action-oriented roles for women - and to recognize more actresses that are capable of filling them.
“I think it’s because the list is very short, because we don’t see women in these kind of roles,” Blunt told IndieWire at the Toronto International Film Festival. “So I think as soon as you do a role like that, like Charlize did or I did, or Rebecca’s done - there’s like four of us or something. And Jen Lawrence. So I feel like us four, we get talked about - and Angie, Angelina. So it’s a list of like, four women who are going to be considered for those kind of roles. So I think that’s why the rumors happen, because they’re like, ‘who else? Surely not another girl can wield a gun,’ you know what I mean? ‘A woman doing push-ups? There’s only one who can do that.’”
Blunt was in serious talks to play Black Widow in Iron Man 2 before scheduling conflicts forced her to pass the role to Scarlet Johansson. She's also been heavily rumored to be up for the role of Carol Danvers in 2018's Captain Marvel - a rumor Newsarama fully endorses.