While Matthew Vaughn (‘The Kingsman’) has worked with a Marvel property in the past with the 2011 release of ‘X-Men: First Class,’ he has never directed a film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, the director has shared that if he could work on a specific property, he would love to tackle a new cinematic adaptation of Marvel’s First Family – the ‘Fantastic Four.’ With Disney having purchased Fox, we know that just like the ‘X-Men,’ it is only a matter of time before Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, and Thing end up officially joining the MCU.
According to Vaughn:
“Yeah, I’ve always loved the idea of doing Fantastic Four as it was originally written. I mean, it’s one of my favorite comics, and I actually think that Fantastic Four, as a nice piece of IP, is, in theory, as big as Spider-Man. I think those, the values of Fantastic Four and Spider-Man, I think those are the reason, if you’re a kid, you can imagine being a part of the Fantastic Four family and you can imagine being Peter Parker. So yeah, I think Fan-Four would be the one that would excite me the most.”
Vaughn isn’t the only director that has mentioned the ‘Fantastic Four’ either with Peyton Reed having shown interest as well.
For whoever does end up directing the ‘Fantastic Four’ in the MCU, Tim Story who directed the 2005 version of the characters for Fox had one significant suggestion in that “I would just say, do all your research on Reed Richards. Stretching is not easy.” Oh, and also to “listen to Kevin Feige. Kevin Feige is the man,” but that is something I’m sure we all already knew.
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Source: Comic Book