If you are a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then like me, you probably hope that Fox accepts the latest offer from Disney for their assets. It’s the big business story that’s been going on all year and currently, Disney has the top bid in place. Whether Comcast will come back in with an even higher offer is anyone’s guess at this point (although some outlets have reported that the Disney-Fox deal is done).
Until both parties have signed on the dotted line and the government has approved the merger (shouldn’t be an issue after the AT& T acquisition of Warner Bros.), we can’t start dreaming about the likes of Fantastic Four and X-Men appearing in the MCU. But that has not stopped Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed from staking his claim for the Fantastic Four gig if it ever happens.
Speaking with Cinemblend, Reed told the outlet,
“Well, I have been known to mention Fantastic Four in conversations that may or may not have happened in the Marvel hallways. It’s all a giant question mark at this point, because no one knows if this merger is going to happen. It was on, it was off, it was on… who knows. I guess I can dream, right? I can have the dream. We’ll see. Time will tell!”
Reed certainly seems keen, but would he be the right fit for Fantastic Four in the MCU? I have not seen Ant-Man and the Wasp yet, although unlike most of you I will have to wait till August (I’m still bitter about this). However, I have heard it’s a real blast of pure comic book fun. I guess the fandom will judge whether Reed would be perfect for Fantastic Four over the coming months. Of course, just because the fan’s think Peyton Reed is the right choice and he wants the gig, doesn’t mean Marvel will go in that direction.
We also have to proceed with caution here and not get our hopes up too much until the merger is signed, sealed and delivered. Maybe when Kevin Feige gets the call he is waiting for, he will, in turn, give Peyton Reed a call to start working on Fantastic Four? Finger’s crossed!
What do you think of Peyton Reed for Fantastic Four if it happens? Would you say he was the right man to bring the Fantastic Four into the MCU, or would you reserve judgment until you have seen Ant-Man and the Wasp? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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