According to new rumors reported by The Direct, the director and producer of “WandaVision” has been tapped to helm the MCU reboot of the Fantastic Four film.
Matt Shakman, who previously directed and produced “WandaVision”, is the rumored pick to direct the Fantastic Four film. It was originally reported that Jon Watts, director of the three MCU Spider-Man films, was going to helm the project, but he since decided to take a break from the superhero genre.
Shakman was reportedly tapped based on the desire to hire a familiar face, and with “WandaVision” being a story about family which became one of Marvel’s most successful Disney+ ventures, he seems like the most natural choice per The Direct.
He mostly comes from a television background, having also directed episodes of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “Fargo”, “Game of Thrones”, and “Succession.” But he’s also directing the fourth “Star Trek” film and a new Godzilla installment for Apple.
While neither Disney nor Marvel has made any announcements, we could hear more at the Marvel Studios panel during D23 Expo next month.