The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) Fantastic Four film will embrace the comics more than the 2005 film did, Marvel Studios producer Stephen Broussard told Screen Rant.
Broussard, who produced “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” isn’t working on the new Fantastic Four film, but was Kevin Feige’s assistant during production of the 2005 “Fantastic Four.” He said of the new film, “One of the founding principles of Marvel, going back to Iron Man and the casting of Tony that I think has resonated through today, is to embrace the source material and these comics that have been around forever.”
Below is Screen Rant’s full question and Broussard’s response.
Screen Rant: You’ve worked with Kevin Feige on Marvel projects, even before the MCU, with Spider-Man 3 and 2005’s Fantastic Four. We’ve got a new Fantastic Four movie coming out 20 years later. What has Marvel learned in that time that will set this version apart from the 2005 version?
Stephen Broussard: That’s a good question. I wouldn’t presume to know everything about that film; I’m not necessarily working on it. But one of the founding principles of Marvel, going back to Iron Man and the casting of Tony that I think has resonated through today, is to embrace the source material and these comics that have been around forever. They’re older than me, and I’m guessing they’re older than you too. They’ve been around for a while for a reason, [so we] lean into that.
I think the world has changed a little bit, people understand that now. But in 2005, maybe there was a reticence to fully embrace what it was. In everything; in the embodiment of Galactus and things like that. Whatever form the story takes, whatever characters do or do not appear, that founding principle will be embraced and will welcome them into the MCU.
“WandaVision” director Matt Shakman is attached to direct the new Fantastic Four film.
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