ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Director Peyton Reed Reiterates His Desire To Tackle A FANTASTIC FOUR Movie

While doing press for Ant-Man & The Wasp, director Peyton Reed revealed that he worked on a Fantastic Four film back in 2003, and would love the opportunity to take another crack at Marvel's First Family.

Ant-Man And The Wasp is currently preparing to release in the United States, and is knocking on the door of an 80 million dollar opening weekend. A pretty big accomplishment for Director Peyton Reed, who has had the borderline impossible task of taking the franchise from Edgar Wright, and turning it into one of the more popular Marvel properties.

While promoting the film, Reed sat down with Forbes to talk about his ill-fated Fantastic Four movie that he worked on all the way back in 2003. "I developed a version of Fantastic Four back in 2003 and so these are the kinds of movies I grew up on, have loved and always wanted to make," Reed said.

That statement brought about another question posed to Reed: With the proposed Disney/Fox merger, would he be interested in revisiting Marvel's First Family?

"I have been asked about that because of this pending potential merger of Disney and Fox and my previous involvement with Fantastic Four. I stand by the fact that the Fantastic Four, the comics, are the crown jewels kind of thing and that I think there is still an amazing, unbelievably great Fantastic Four movie to be made. Beyond that, there have been no specific conversations about it. That merger is not even a done deal but it's absolutely something that would be interesting particularly now because I think it's like an insane challenge at this point. Also, I think thematically the Ant-Man movies deal with a lot of the same things that Fantastic Four does."

With Reed having his feet in both camps, so to speak, he addressed whether or not introducing the Fantastic Four in to the MCU via Ant-Man would be the right move. "Yeah, there are definitely plenty of organic ways to weave their story into the MCU and I hope it does happen," he said.

To check out the full interview, follow the source link above. Ant-Man And The Wasp will hit theaters in the US on July 6, 2018.
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