Fantastic Four has been announced quite a long time ago, but it’s been surrounded by quite a few rumors. With D23 on the horizon, it does make for an interesting topic on the internet. In a surprising move, Spider-Man director Jon Watts passed on the project. While we’ve been anxiously awaiting who might take over, it seems that The Direct has shared that according to their sources WandaVision‘s Matt Shakman might be the one to take on this role.
We still have to take it as a rumor but it’s definitely a curious reveal. if it turns out real. Shakman has been on the top list for many Hollywood projects after he made quite the impact with his work on the first Marvel Disney+ series. He’s been signed up to tackle the next Star Trek film in the Kelvin timeline and even episodes of the Godzilla spinoff for Apple TV+.
Marvel Studios has a lot of hope with the Fantastic Four adaptation, especially with its legacy of some mixed-reviewed entries from 20th Century Fox. Fantastic Four from 2015 had left a bit of a sour taste with many for a darker take on Marvel’s first family. So, there’s hope that the sci-fi-based superhero team gets another chance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
We already got our first look at Mr. Fantastic in the multiverse of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. John Krasinski, a long-time fan cast for the role, took it on only to meet his untimely end at the hands of the Scarlet Witch. We’ll have to see if he will return in the role or if they will try to establish their own take on the team for the MCU.
Source: The Direct