- Chairman of Marvel Studios, Avi Arad tells the LA Times that the $56 million dollar opening weekend of the Fantastic Four guarantees a sequel: "Of course, there will be a sequel," he said. "Now the constituency is much larger."
- Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 composer Danny Elfman says he won't be back for the third film.
- Thomas Jane, star of 2004's comic-inspired The Punisher, told SCI FI Wire that he's been working out to prepare for the sequel, which begins filming sometime before the end of the year. "I've already put on 12 pounds of muscle. They want to start going before the end of the year. Ideally I'd like to see the film come out in the fall of 2006, but I don't have any control over that."