Fantastic Four: WandaVision’s Matt Shakman is officially directing Marvel’s latest take

Update:

Today, at Disney’s D23 Expo, it was confirmed that Matt Shakman will direct Marvel’s latest attempt to bring the Fantastic Four to the masses with a brand new film. Frustratingly, that’s the only update we got on the anticipated film. No casting announcements, plot details or concept art. Nothing. I suppose it’s best to keep things close to the vest until all is ready to be revealed, but I really want to know who is playing Marvel’s first family in their latest big screen adventure. In the meantime, Shakman is a great choice to direct the film, and I can’t wait to see his approach to one of Marvel’s flagship properties.

Original article:

The Fantastic Four coming to the big screen…yes, again. That much we knew, but it remained unclear for months who exactly would be tasked with reviving the superhero quartet. Now we know The Fantastic Four will be WandaVisionaccording to Matt Shakman The Hollywood Reporter.

In April came Jon Watts, who was responsible for the whole new one Spider Man trilogy, left the project, leaves the director’s chair vacant. Just two months ago, suggested sources they would be “shocked if a choice is made before the working day.” Well, ten days before Labor Day, Matt Shakman has taken on the role of The Fantastic Four director who lands one of the key assignments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe..

The Fantastic Four was officially teased on the big screen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, with John Krasinski appearing as Reed Richards. Krasinski will probably reprise the role in The Fantastic Fouralthough no cast has been confirmed.

Matt Shakman is no stranger to the MCU himself. His most notable work to date is Disney+’s WandaVision, directing all nine episodes and nabbing two Emmy nominations. His television credits include Game of Thrones, It’s always sunny in Philadelphia and Hulu’s The big.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has previously stated that The Fantastic Four will not be an origin story.

Matt Shakman’s next film before The Fantastic Four starting production is the new thing Star Trek film expected to release in December 2023.

The Fantastic Four is scheduled to be released in November 2024, kicking off phase six of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, concluding The Multiverse Saga. Phase six will also include, as a minimum Avengers: Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars.

What are your thoughts on Matt Shakman’s direction? Do you think he can handle a long MCU movie? Are you excited for phase six?

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