Jon Watts to Direct New 'Fantastic Four'
During Thursday's massive Disney investor presentation, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced a huge slew of new projects, including Disney+ series and theatrical films centering on familiar faces and new heroes alike.
Perhaps the biggest bombshell to come out of the Marvel presentation was when Kevin Feige came out and announced that Disney is finally bringing Marvel's first family into the MCU, with Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts on board to helm the long-anticipated Fantastic Four movie.
Story comes from Entertainment Weekly…
Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm have long been some of Marvel's most beloved characters and have appeared on the big screen three times before: First in a 2005 film and its 2007 sequel, then with a poorly received 2015 reboot. But ever since Disney's purchase of Fox, fans have wondered whether Disney might reboot the franchise once more and welcome the quartet into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Fantastic Four is getting a stand-alone film and they already have their director.
The news came quickly, with Feige zipping through updates on both new projects and previously announced ones, dropping the kind of revelations that are usually reserved for a giant, audience-packed Comic-Con panel at Hall H.
Marvel followed up the announcement with a short Tweet saying, “Jon Watts will direct the new feature film for Marvel's First Family, Fantastic Four!”