Matt Shakman, the veteran TV director who ushered in the TV era for Marvel Studios, is in the early stages of negotiations to make the transition to MCU features with Fantastic Four, the source said The Hollywood Reporter.
Shakman Becomes Marvel’s Most Favorite Character With an Emmy Award WandaVision, the first MCU series released for Disney+. He became the director for the comedy It’s It’s always sunny in Philadelphia before moving on to story telling with Game of Thrones. In July 2021, Paramount tapped him to direct the sequel Star Trek currently airs on December 22, 2023. It is not clear if he will continue to participate.
Other filmmakers who have met on the project include Love and Monsters Directed by Michael Matthews and Dog filmmaker Reid Carolin. The final two finalists were Matthews and Shakman, according to sources.
Fantastic Four will begin Phase 6 of Marvel’s storytelling, with the film due out on November 8, 2024. There is no word on the cast, but John Krasinski, who has been a long-time fan of the role, has no word on the cast. This, has appeared as a version of Reed Richards/Mr. Great in Doctor Strange in Madness’s Multiverse, released in May. However, this is an alternate universe version of the character, which means it is unknown if he will continue with the character.
Writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby introduced Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, Human Torch and the Thing in the pages of Fantastic Four No. 1 in 1961. Comics reinvented the publisher, then known as Timely, and launched the Marvel Universe as a shared storytelling framework.
The Fantastic Four was a cornerstone of Marvel mythology, but never had a big-screen adaptation that was well received by audiences. In the 1990s, Roger Corman produced a low-rent film that had never been premiered, while 20th Century Fox released films in 2005 and 2007 featuring the future Captain’s actor. America Chris Evans as Human Torch. (In 2010, there was even talk of a Paul Greengrass done by Fantastic Four vs. the X-Men cross film). Filmmaker Josh Trank led a disastrous 2015 Fantastic Four reboot, find plans for more. A few years later, Disney bought the rights to the superhero team when the company bought 20th Century Fox.
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige announced a Fantastic Four movies in December 2020 during Disney’s investor day, with Spiderman Director Jon Watts is in charge of directing. (Watts later announced his departure in April 2022.) Feige has said that this will not be an origin story, telling CHEAP at San Diego Comic-Con in July, “A lot of people know this origin story. A lot of people know the basics. How do we take that and deliver something they’ve never seen before? ”