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“I’ve seen the initial artwork”: Ant-Man 3 Director Reveals Fantastic Four Will Be Epic, Gives Insider Report on Matt Shakman’s Vision

“I’ve seen the initial artwork”: Ant-Man 3 Director Reveals Fantastic Four Will Be Epic, Gives Insider Report on Matt Shakman’s Vision

When Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced that a Fantastic Four reboot will be coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the project being in the works to be a part of Phase 6, fans were ecstatic to see a new take on the iconic team of superheroes. The plot details have strictly been kept under wraps though, revealing little to no information on what the audience should expect with regard to the film.

A poster for the upcoming Fantastic Four movie.
A poster for the upcoming Fantastic Four movie

But Peyton Reed, who actually navigated the development of the original film around 2001-02 back at Fox Studios, recently shared an exciting update about the upcoming 2025 film as he claimed that the end product is going to be a spectacular hit when it releases.

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Peyton Reed Teases Fans With An Exciting Fantastic Four (2025) Update 

In one of his recent interviews, Peyton Reed, the director behind the upcoming MCU movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, was appreciated for his significant contribution as a filmmaker in the making of the Chris Evans-led Fantastic Four (2005) when he was at Fox at the time. And while talking about the MCU reboot of the film that is scheduled to release in 2025, Reed revealed some exciting tidbits about the project.

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The original Fantastic Four crew

“I’ve seen, between you and me only, I’ve seen initial artwork for the Fantastic Four, uh, stuff around the Marvel offices, and it’s going to be great.”

Matt Shakman, the director and producer of the Elizabeth Olsen-led miniseries WandaVision (2021), is all set to helm the MCU version of the Fantastic Four and according to Reed, he’s already doing one hell of a job working on the project, implying that fans should expect nothing less than a masterpiece.

Peyton Reed Wanted Someone Else to Direct the MCU Reboot of Fantastic Four

Talking about the film, the Bring It On director also pointed out how when he’d first developed the original movie which was shepherded by Tim Story about two decades ago, Fox wasn’t so keen on creating something as “big as these movies are” at present. And after all these years, Reed was more content with someone else taking over the reboot than being at the front line himself.

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Peyton Reed
Peyton Reed

“I developed Fantastic Four 22 years ago for about a year, when it was way pre-Marvel, and at that time, Fox didn’t want to make the movie, you know, as sort of, big as these movies now are. So, I think I sort of channeled my passion for Fantastic Four into the Ant-Man movie because they’re both stories about families of superheroes. And to me, it’s something…20 years is a long time and I sort of like, I want someone else to do Fantastic Four.” 

And as the 58-year-old filmmaker remarked, Shakman is doing just fine in terms of direction, so fans  should be rest assured that the project is without a doubt in good hands.

Details about the cast and storyline of the film have not been divulged yet.

Fantastic Four is set to release on February 14, 2025.

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Written by Khushi Shah

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