Marvel introduces ‘Fantastic Four’ director at D23

It’s official: Fantastic four has a director.

As rumored in recent weeks, the film – Marvel’s first version of its most famous superhero team (and the fifth film of FF ever attempted) – will be made by Matt Shakman. He is known to Marvel fans as the director of the popular WandaVision The Disney+ series.

When Marvel first announced the film several months ago, Jon Watts was slated to direct the project, and it came after three very successful Spider Man movie. But then Watts decided to leave the film back at the end of April to work with things outside Marvel Cinematic Universe. (He is now developing his own Star wars TV series for Disney+, Skeleton Crew.) When Marvel officially announced the film’s release date back in July, no director was mentioned.

Well, today they mentioned him. On D23 Expo, Marvel’s Kevin Feige confirmed that Shakman will direct the studio’s version of Fantastic four.

From the stage of the D23 Expo, Feige pointed out Shakman in the audience, but said they had no further announcements about the film today — meaning you’ll have to wait a little longer to find out who’s playing Mister Fantastic , Invisible Woman, the Human Torch, and the Thing.

The domestic drama of WandaVisionalong with its elaborate special effects, make Shakman a solid choice Fantastic four, which is not only a sci-fi adventure film, but also a story of a close-knit family, with Reed Richards married to Sue Storm, whose brother is Johnny Storm. (Ben Grimm is their really good buddy.)

Fantastic four is currently scheduled to open in theaters on November 8, 2024. It is the first film (at least it has been announced so far) in phase six of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which also includes the next two Avengers sequels, Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars.

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