FANTASTIC FOUR Actor Uncertain If 2017 Sequel Will Still Happen

"Fantastic Four" poster
Credit: 20th Century Fox
Tim Blake Nelson in Fantastic Four
Tim Blake Nelson in Fantastic Four
Credit: 20th Century Fox

Though the sequel to last year's ill-fated Fantastic Four reboot may still be on the books for June 9, 2017, its future is so uncertain that even one of the castmembers believes it won't happen.

“I think it’s off the schedule now,” Tim Blake Nelson, who played Harvey Allen in the film, told CinemaBlend. “I don’t think they’re making one, but I’m not sure.”

Of course, Nelson's comments are hardly definitive - and anyone who saw the movie might understand that his character's fate was nebulous at best - but the film's poor performance and dismal reception amount to more than enough to make 20th Century Fox reconsider the sequel, which was greenlit and publicly announced before Fantastic Four was even released.

Nelson's comments stack up with unconfirmed reports that surfaced in November that the film had been cancelled when the sequel's date was changed to "TBA" on Box Office Mojo's release schedule. 20th Century Fox is still holding Fantastic Four 2's prosepective release date, June 9, 2017, though that date could easily be relinquished or passed to another film in the studio's stable.

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