Director Peyton Reed is best known for directing Ant-Man and next month’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, but that wasn’t the first Marvel property he was attached to direct.
In the early 2000s, Reed was hired to make a Fantastic Four movie at Fox, but it ended up falling apart. Now, Peyton Reed still has hope he can return to direct and correct the Fantastic Four screw up. Read on…
CelebNMovies247.com received word via an interview with CinemaBlend, Reed was asked if his Fantastic Four script could one day be resurrected in the MCU.
Peyton Reed said:
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!
Disney currently holds the highest bid for 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, so it seems likely that the 20th Century Fox movie studio will come under the Disney wing. As always time will tell on this property. Disney CEO Bob Iger specifically mentioned that property in relation to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in December, so it may be part of the deal with Disney holding the Fantastic Four as leverage.
Instead, FF fans got a load of garbage thanks to director Josh Trank which just RUINED everything about the Fantastic Four.
Reed vision of the Fantastic Four was supreme. He revealed how his movie would have been set in the 1960s and treated the heroes as if they were rock stars.
At the beginning of a working day in Manhattan, you’re in line at Starbucks and someone runs in, ‘Hey, the Fantastic Four is fighting right around the corner!’ People run out of Starbucks and the camera flies around the corner to this splash page imagery, where the Human Torch is flying, The Thing is fighting, and it’s just chaos. Really, Joss’ first Avengers movie had that feel – it’s broad daylight. There was a time when you just didn’t have the technology, so a lot of those fights took place at night. We thought having it take place in the city during the day would’ve been a lot of fun. They were kind of modern celebrities. There were a lot of different versions of it, but that was a movie I really wanted to make.
We hope he gets a chance to direct this movie.
For now, Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters on July 6, 2018.