At the San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, Marvel Studios announced it was finally going to be bringing the first family, the “Fantastic Four”, into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after years of being under the control of 20th Century Fox, who released three films featuring Mr Fantastic, Invisible Woman, The Thing and the Human Torch.
Over three years later, at this past summer’s San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel revealed that the film would be coming out in cinemas on November 8th, 2024 and that it would be the first film in phase 6.
Previously it was revealed that Jon Watts, who directed the Spider-Man home trilogy, was going to be directing the film, but following the success of “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, he decided to take a break from superhero films.
Since there, there has been much speculation about who will direct the film, with many speculating that Marvel will be revealing the director at the upcoming Studio Showcase panel at the D23 Expo event in September.
Over the past few weeks, originally from The Direct, there have been many rumours about Matt Skakman directing the film. Deadline has reported that following the massive success of Marvel Studios’ first limited series, “WandaVision”, Matt Shakman is in early talks to direct the “Fantastic Four”.
In addition to “WandaVision”, Matt has previously directed episodes of “Game Of Thrones”, “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”, “The Boys”, “The Great”, and the upcoming Hulu/Star Original series, “Welcome To Chippendales”.
Marvel hasn’t officially confirmed the news of who will be directing “Fantastic Four”, but hopefully, this will be confirmed soon.
Many of the previous 20th Century Studios’ “Fantastic Four” films are available on Disney+ now.
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