10 Terrible Movies That Should Have Stayed In Development Hell

9. Fantastic Four

Will Smith Gemini Man
Warner Bros.

Tim Story's two Fantastic Four movies weren't exactly critical darlings, but they looked like Batman Begins and The Dark Knight by comparison when Josh Trank's disaster was unleashed on the world.

With the comic book boom still in full swing, and the previous adventures for the team having earned over $600m at the box office, Fox were keen to reboot as soon as possible and had a new version of Fantastic Four in the works as early as 2009, but even after six years this was apparently the best that they could come up with.

Trank was the wrong man for the job, with the director having no interest in the comic book genre as a whole, and ignoring any and all advice in order to forge ahead with his own take on the material. After well-publicized behind-the-scenes turmoil, heavy studio interference and no shortage of terrible reshoot wigs, Fantastic Four turned out to be one of the worst superhero movies ever made, and sent the man who was once called cinema's next big thing straight to Director's Jail.


I don't do social media, so like or follow me in person but please maintain a safe distance or the authorities will be notified. Don't snap me though, I'll probably break. I was once labelled a misogynist on this very site in a twenty paragraph-long rant for daring to speak ill of the Twilight franchise. I stand by what I said, it's crap.