Director Peyton Reed is best known for directing Ant-Man and next month’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, but that wasn’t the first Marvel property he was attached to direct. In the early 2000s, Reed was hired to make a Fantastic Four movie at Fox, but it ended up falling apart. But in a new interview, he says he’s still keeping the dream alive and suggested there was a chance that his script could eventually make its way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It all hinges on the Disney/Fox acquisition. Read More »
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Plenty of Marvel movies have gone on to become acclaimed hits since the comic book movie boom really kicked off in 2000 with X-Men. Despite two different iterations hitting theaters, Fantastic Four isn’t one of them. The initial adaptation in the mid-2000s was a goofy family comedy trying to wear a super suit, and the more recent attempt was a hollow, gritty mess that may have once had its heart in the right place, but was an absolute disaster.
Therefore, it was surprising to hear that 20th Century Fox was keen on working with Legion creator and executive producer Noah Hawley to make a Marvel Comics movie focusing on Fantastic Four villain Doctor Doom. For those wondering just how a movie about this comic book villain is going to work without the superhero team, Hawley provides some insight into what he hopes to do with the project. Read More »
Before the end of 2017, a huge deal in the entertainment industry was announced with Disney acquiring 21st Century Fox, which meant the House of Mouse would own 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight, the FX and National Geographic channels, Fox’s regional sports networks, and a majority ownership of Hulu. The details of this purchase are still being worked out, but there was one result from this deal that had comic book movie fans buzzing, and that was the expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Disney purchasing 20th Century Fox meant that Marvel Studios would again be in control of the rights to X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool, characters from Marvel Comics who were previously off limits from being in the MCU. This has fans fantasizing about when and how we’ll see some of these characters introduced to the MCU, but according to head honcho Kevin Feige, they shouldn’t be expecting those characters to meet up with any of The Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy until after 2019. Read More »