Hot off the success of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp‘ we’ve just learned what director Peyton Reed would like to do as his next project in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the deal between Disney and Fox hasn’t gone through and we likely won’t see Marvel Studios even able to use any of those characters until Phase 5, the director would love to tackle Marvel’s First Family. That’s right folks, Reed would love to take his quirky style and humor and bring it to a ‘Fantastic Four’ movie, and I couldn’t be more excited!
The ‘Ant-Man’ movies have been a great blend of action, science, and humor which is exactly would we’d need to see bring Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, The Human Torch, and The Thing to life! Not only that but “I developed a version of Fantastic Four back in 2003, and so these are the kinds of movies I grew up on, have loved and always wanted to make.”
I’m sure taking his original idea and adapting it into the MCU wouldn’t be too difficult for the creator. Here is what he had to say about the idea if a merger went through:
“I have been asked about that because of this pending potential merger of Disney and Fox and my previous involvement with Fantastic Four. I stand by the fact that the Fantastic Four, the comics, are the crown jewels kind of thing and that I think there is still an amazing, unbelievably great Fantastic Four movie to be made. Beyond that, there have been no specific conversations about it. That merger is not even a done deal, but it’s absolutely something that would be interesting particularly now because I think it’s like an insane challenge at this point. Also, I think thematically the Ant-Man movies deal with a lot of the same things that Fantastic Four does.”
It sounds like he might be just as into the idea now as he was back in 2003!
Would you want to see a ‘Fantastic Four’ movie done by Peyton Reed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? What story arcs do you think would fit as an introduction to these heroes? Share your thoughts below, True Believers!
Source: Comic Book Movie.