"Fantastic Failure" is bad for comic fans, but so is Nu-Marvel's own mandates
As bad as it looks for this movie, and as terribly as Marvel's modern writers have handled the comics, does that mean Marvel's staff should've declared a moratorium on all publication of new series and merchandize based on the comics, if not the movie, just to protest Fox's continued grip on the film rights? I'd say no. Though it'd be hard to encourage anybody to buy modern stories in pamphlets to get their minds off a bad movie when recent writers haven't done anything good for the FF on their part.
After this fantastic failure, it'll surely be a long time before another attempt is made to adapt the FF into a movie again. It could also prove that Blacks/Latinos/Asians aren't asking for Johnny Storm's racial background to be changed, as this sloppy propaganda article claimed. What matters is the screenplay's overall value, and judging from the opening grosses, it's clear many filmgoers have concluded what they think.
What a waste.