While estranged Marvel properties the X-Men and the Fantastic Four aren’t home just yet, they will be back at Marvel soon as the Disney/Fox deal is in the final stages and is expected to close during the first half of 2019. Peyton Reed, who directed of both Ant-Man films, recently spoke with Comicbook.com and talked about ways to bring the Fantastic Four into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Well, listen: as a fan, I certainly find that intriguing, because in the comics realm, the Fantastic Four are the crown jewels of the Marvel Universe. They are the first family of Marvel. I think there is a version of Fantastic Four that has yet to be rendered in the movies that would really, really excite me, and I certainly think there are at least six different ways to introduce Fantastic Four into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a really satisfying way.”
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Reed continued saying he hasn’t given the idea much thought.
“I haven’t really thought about it that much, honestly, because who knows about these mergers?” Reed admitted. “I really, as a human being, I don’t know how long these types of mergers take, and when that stuff is practical, so I’ve really been just focused on the Ant-Man stuff — but I love the idea.”
The previous attempts at Fantastic Four movies reached mediocre levels of satisfaction, with the most recent version of the characters being the worse of the two. Marvel simply handles their characters better than anyone else, that’s why fans are so excited about the rights going back to Marvel. The Fantastic Four are one of Marvel’s most beloved superhero teams, and with Feige and Co. in control, this should be the last time the franchise is rebooted for the foreseeable future.
So we’re all in agreement right? John Krasinski for Mr. Fantastic?
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