It was a tad chaotic for fans when Marvel’s Fantastic Four reboot lost Jon Watts as its director, but they seemed just as happy to see WandaVision director Matt Shakman replacing him. It’s been quiet since his announcement, but fellow MCU director Peyton Reed has an update for fans on the project’s development.
Reed Excited for Shakman’s Fantastic Four
In an interview with Somos Geeks to promote Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, director Peyton Reed was given condolences by the interviewer, who was “so sorry” about him losing out on directing Fantastic Four, a project Reed’s been vocally passionate about for decades.
However, Reed was fine not directing it, who instead “channeled [his] passion for Fantastic Four into the Ant-Man movies:”
“No, no, no, listen, I developed Fantastic Four 22 years ago for about a year when it was way pre-Marvel. And at that time, Fox didn’t want to make the movie as sort of big as these movies now are, so I think I sort of channeled my passion for Fantastic Four into the Ant-Man movies, because they’re both you know they’re both stories about families of superheroes.”
Reed then began gushing about what he’s witnessed of Shakman’s Fantastic Four and that he’s “seen initial artwork” for the project and that “it’s going to be great:”
“And… to me, it’s something… 20 years is a long time and… I want someone else to do Fantastic Four. Matt Shakman is gonna… Matt is gonna… and I’ve seen, between you and me only, I’ve seen initial artwork for the Fantastic Four, stuff around the Marvel offices and it’s going to be great.”
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