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‘WandaVision’ Director Matt Shakman to Helm Marvel Studios’ ‘Fantastic Four’

Marvel’s first family has found a director! Matt Shakman, the director behind Marvel Studios’ first Disney+ television series, WandaVision, will be at the helm of the highly anticipated adaptation. Shakman joins the project after the Spider-Man trilogy director, Jon Watts, left the movie earlier this year due to wanting to take a break from superhero productions.

Last summer, Shakman was hired by Paramount to direct the next film in their Star Trek franchise, though that commitment remains unclear due to Marvel’s latest announcement. Final contenders for Fantastic Four‘s director’s chair included Reid Carolin, who directed this year’s Dog, and Michael Matthews, responsible for 2020’s Love and Monsters.

A film featuring the Fantastic Four as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was first mentioned by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, after Disney had successfully completed their acquisition of Twentieth Century Fox. The merger meant that the rights for characters such as the X-Men and the Fantastic Four reverted back to The Walt Disney Studios.

Shakman’s version of the Fantastic Four is scheduled to be released on November 8th, 2024. The film is intended to kick off Phase Six of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which will include two Avengers movies which are scheduled for release in 2025. As of today, no casting information is available for Fantastic Four.

Source: THR

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