Marvel Movie Director Set for 2024 Movie – The Hollywood Reporter


Matt Shakman, the veteran TV director who ushered Marvel Studios into the age of tv, is in early talks to make the bounce to MCU options with Fantastic Four, sources inform The Hollywood Reporter.

Shakman grew to become a Marvel favourite with the Emmy-winning WandaVision, the primary MCU collection launched for Disney+. He got here up as a director on FX’s long-running comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia earlier than graduating to occasion storytelling with Game of Thrones. In July 2021, Paramount tapped him to direct the following Star Trek movie, which is at present dated for Dec. 22, 2023. It is unclear if he’ll stay concerned.

Other filmmakers who met on the mission included Love and Monsters director Michael Matthews and Dog filmmaker Reid Carolin. The two finalists finally have been Matthews and Shakman, in response to sources.

Fantastic Four will kick off Phase 6 of Marvel’s storytelling, with the movie due out Nov. 8, 2024. No casting is thought, however John Krasinski, who was lengthy fancast within the position, appeared as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic in Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness, launched in May. However, it was an alternative-universe model of the character, that means it’s unknown if Krasinski will proceed within the position.

Writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby launched the workforce of Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch and the Thing within the pages of Fantastic Four No. 1 in 1961. The comedian reinvented the writer, then generally known as Timely, and launched the Marvel Universe as a shared storytelling canvas.

The Fantastic Four is a cornerstone of the Marvel mythos however has by no means had a big-screen adaptation embraced by audiences. In the Nineteen Nineties, Roger Corman produced a low-rent movie that was by no means launched, whereas twentieth Century Fox launched movies in 2005 and 2007 that featured future Captain America actor Chris Evans because the Human Torch. (In 2010, there was even speak of a Paul Greengrass-helmed Fantastic Four vs. the X-Men crossover film). Filmmaker Josh Trank helmed the disastrous 2015 Fantastic Four reboot, scuttling plans for extra. Just a few years later, Disney acquired the rights to the superteam when the corporate bought twentieth Century Fox.

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige first introduced a brand new Fantastic Four movie in December 2020 throughout a Disney investor day, with Spider-Man director Jon Watts hooked up to helm. (Watts later introduced his departure in April 2022.) Feige has mentioned this won’t be an origin story, telling THR at San Diego Comic-Con in July, “A lot of people know this origin story. A lot of people know the basics. How do we take that and bring something that they’ve never seen before?”

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