ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Director Sheds Some Light On His 1960s Set FANTASTIC FOUR Movie Pitch

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Director Sheds Some Light On His 1960s Set FANTASTIC FOUR Movie Pitch

Director Peyton Reed brought Ant-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe but he once pitched a Fantastic Four movie to Fox and has now revealed some fresh intel on what that entailed. Read on for details...

During the early 2000s, 20th Century Fox started developing a Fantastic Four movie and director Peyton Reed signed on to develop that before parting ways with the studio in 2003 over creative differences. Tim Story took his place and we ended up with two pretty underwhelming adventures. 

During a recent Q&A for Ant-Man and The Wasp, Reed was asked about what he had planned for Marvel's First Family and provided some new details on what his version would have looked like.

"I developed it for about a year and we went through some different permutations and some different writers, but yes, one of the big ideas was a set-in-the-’60s thing that at the time was structurally gonna be basically like [The Beatles’] A Hard Day’s Night, where we were not going to even deal with the origin story," the filmmaker explained. 
Unfortunately, Reed couldn't get the studio on the same page and their desire to "make a B-movie out of it" is what led to him walking away from Fantastic Four.
Reed hasn't talked to Marvel Studios about the upcoming reboot but is sure they know about his interest in the property. "I’ll say that when I was working on Fantastic Four all those years ago, Kevin [Feige] was at Marvel at the time, he was a junior executive under Avi Arad. So Kevin knows of my love and passion for Fantastic Four."

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