Marvel is once again looking for a director for their upcoming film. Fantastic Four a film that will introduce the iconic group of superheroes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Term notes that Jon Watts has left the project. Reason for leaving Watts, who became a favorite in the MCU after directing the trilogy Spiderman films that culminated in the hugely successful No way home, they say he wants to take a break from superhero movies for a while. There is no drama between the director and Marvel
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«Collaboration with John on Spiderman The films have been a real pleasure,» Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and co-president Louis D’Esposito said in a statement. “We looked forward to continuing our work with him to bring the Fantastic Four into the MCU, but we understand and support his reasons for leaving. We are optimistic that we will have the opportunity to work together again at some point in the future.»
Meanwhile, Watts said that «by doing three Spiderman Movies were an incredible experience for me that changed my life. I am eternally grateful to have been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for seven years. I hope we can work together again and I can’t wait to see the amazing vision for Fantastic Four brought to life.»
Inspired by Marvel Ultimate Fantastic Four comic series, previous Fantastic Four The 2015 film, which stars Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan, was mired in controversy from the start, including director Josh Trank’s controversial tweet on the day of the film’s premiere lamenting the quality of the final cut. The film grossed only $56 million at the domestic box office, with a worldwide gross of $167 million. It is reported that it took about $120 million to make it.
Prior to this version, Tim Story delivered two big-budget 2005 versions. Fantastic Four and 2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, which grossed a total of $619 million worldwide. Roger Corman is infamous for releasing a finished but shelved version Fantastic Four in 1994, which was never intended to be seen and was only made to protect the rights to a future version, although bootlegs are widespread.