Marvel Announced the Fantastic Four Film’s Director at D23, but Not Much Else.
Matt Shakman, who had worked with WandaVision, has been selected to helm the upcoming film adaptation of the Fantastic Four. It will be another two years before it is released in theatres. In the history of comic books, the Fantastic Four was the first superhero family.
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were the ones who created it, and its members were the pliable Mister Fantastic, the stealthy Invisible Woman, the flaming Human Torch, and the robust Thing. There have been previous big-screen adaptations of the Fantastic Four, including two films from the middle of the 2000s and a reboot from 2015. However, the vast majority of reviewers and viewers did not enjoy any of them.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe currently has construction taking place on one of its sets. The production of a Fantastic Four film has been in the works since 2019. At originally, the job was supposed to go to Jon Watts, who was responsible for directing Spider-Man: No Way Home. Watts finally resigned in April of this year, citing a desire to try his hand at directing something other than superhero movies as the reason for his departure.
In order to continue forward with their intention to remake “The Fantastic Four,” Marvel has recruited a new filmmaker to take the helm of the project. At the studio’s D23 Expo, it was announced that Matt Shakman, who is best known for directing the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) debut Disney+ show WandaVision, will be in charge of Fantastic Four. Screen Rant was there at the event.
Even though people were anticipating to hear about casting, Marvel boss Kevin Feige merely confirmed Shakman’s involvement and added that more news about the movie will be coming soon. People were hoping to hear about Shakman’s involvement. November 2024 is the target release month for the Fantastic Four relaunch that will take place in the MCU.
The Fantastic Four movie will most likely be directed by Shakman, as this has been officially announced. This news comes just a few weeks after it was reported that the director of WandaVision was in discussions to collaborate with Marvel again on the revival of the franchise. Those who enjoyed his Marvel Cinematic Universe programme were pleased to see him return, but others were dissatisfied that he was unable to direct Star Trek 4 for Paramount due to his commitments with Fantastic Four.
According to them, it was difficult to work on two movies at the same time due to scheduling conflicts. You have to question how far along in development Star Trek 4 actually was when you consider that the second movie is coming out over a year before the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. After all, it has been mired in the abyss of the development process for the past seven years.
Some fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are frustrated since there hasn’t been a casting announcement for the title group even though it has been established that Shakman would serve as the director of the Fantastic Four. There were whispers going around before D23 regarding who would be added to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
After making a brief appearance in Doctor Strange: The Multiverse of Madness, rumours circulated that John Krasinski would reprise his role as Mr. Fantastic, and Jodie Comer was brought up as a potential choice for the role of Sue Storm. Since Shakman has taken over as the official director of the film, we can now have high hopes that he and Marvel will begin assembling their cast as soon as possible.