Josh Trank’s $120 million reboot of Fantastic Four fell flat at the box office last fall, garnering a mere $56 million domestically. However, Marvel Comics president Stan Lee is more disappointed in a performance from Tim Story’s 2005 Fantastic Four, which earned $154 million domestically.
Ahead of his weekend appearance at Toronto’s Fan Expo Canada, Lee told CBR he’s not particularly fond of Julian McMahon’s performance as Doctor Doom. “I was a little disappointed in the very first ‘Fantastic Four,’ because I didn’t care for how Doctor Doom was portrayed,” he said.
Lee added, “But other than that, I thought the movie was great. And the actors were terrific. I believe they captured the spirit and the intent of all of the characters, and I’m delighted with how they all turned out.”
When asked which Marvel Cinematic Movie he “took most issue with,” Lee couldn’t name one. “None of them have disappointed me,” he said. “In fact, I think all of these movies have come out better than everybody ever thought they would…Even the early ones were good. Maybe I’m just my own biggest fan…”
Captain America: Civil War kicked off Marvel’s Phase Three this past May and the MCU will introduce Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange in Doctor Strange on November 4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set for release on May 5, 2017 followed by Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 7, 2017, Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017, Black Panther on February 16, 2018, Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018, Ant-Man and the Wasp on June 6, 2018, Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019 and an untitled Avengers sequel on May 3, 2019.