Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed has opened up about the Fantastic Four movie he never got to make.
Read on to see what Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed had to say about a reboot of the Fantastic Four…
CelebNMovies247.com reports that Peyton Reed’s Fantastic Four will NOT be happening since Marvel wanted to make a B-movie version instead of his vision.
During a lengthy Q&A following an IMAX screening of Ant-Man and the Wasp, Peyton Reed decided to reveal his original plans for Reed Richards and the gang.
Reed felt that the Fantastic Four never had the big screen treatment they truly deserved, so he revealed his original storyline:
I actually developed Fantastic Four when it was at Fox, and this would have been about 2002 or 2003. I was doing a movie at Fox at the time and they were gonna do Fantastic Four, and I went in and pitched to Tom Rothman. I developed it for about a year and we went through some different permutations and some different writers, but yes, one of the big ideas was a set-in-the-’60s thing that at the time was structurally gonna be basically like A Hard Day’s Night, where we were not going to even deal with the origin story.
Peyton vision was more of a period piece from the ’60s which would have given Marvel’s first family the movie they deserved. It was a way to tackle the narrative without trying to tackle the origin story.
Reed further went on to explain some of what went into their plans that never came to be.
It was just going to be like you’re in Downtown Manhattan and they’re there. It was a pretty exciting idea. At the time, again this was 2002 or ’03, early on, way pre-MCU, I felt like Fox was not gonna make it. Fantastic Four, for those of you who aren’t avid Marvel Comics readers, they are the royal family of the Marvel Comics universe, right? The first family of Marvel. And it felt like they sort of wanted to make a B-movie out of it. So we parted ways.
The Fantastic Four suffered a horrible remake by Josh Trank in 2015. The movie was trashed by critics and fans and wound up being a huge bomb at the box office.
With Marvel back in control of the film, once the Disney merger takes place, we bet Marvel will be doing something great with the first family.