With Disney regaining the rights to the X-Men” and “Fantastic Four” franchises, it is only a matter of time before we see both appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While Marvel Studios has stated that the introductions are still going to be pretty far out, whoever tackles the ‘Fantastic Four’ is going to have a tough time after the last few movies to win audiences over. However, director Tim Story from 2005’s ‘Fantastic Four’ film has some advice for the next person to try and tackle Marvel’s First Family.
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The first piece of advice is something that any director involved in the MCU should be doing anyway, but common sense advice can easily be overlooked, so Story was sure to share that:
“First, I’d tell them to listen to Kevin Feige. Kevin Feige is the man.”
Not only is Kevin Feige the driving force behind Marvel Studios, but he has also been involved in many of the Marvel projects since ‘X-Men’ was released in 2000 and also served as an executive producer on both ‘Fantastic Four’ and the 2007 release of ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.’ It seems likely that Story’s high opinion of Feige likely started to form when the two previously worked together.
That being said, Reed Richards appears to have been the character Story has the most problems with and shares that he is the one to study as most of the ideas will probably already be handled:
“I would just say, do all your research on Reed Richards. Stretching is not easy. But I wouldn’t have much to say, they’ve got an incredible, incredible system happening over there and I don’t think they need to be told anything. I can’t wait to see it.”
Marvel Studios has proven time and time again that they know what is needed to deliver a solid superhero movie and handle all of the various powers of those involved. That being said, the advice could be going to a director who has already worked with Marvel Studios as Peyton Reed keeps telling anyone who will listen that he’d love to tackle the ‘Fantastic Four’ after how much fun he has had with the “Ant-Man” movies.
Are you looking forward to the ‘Fantastic Four’ being introduced into the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Do you agree with Story’s advice on what the next director should be looking at when developing the film? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: Cinema Blend