Director Jon Watts Exits Marvel Studios ‘Fantastic Four’

During Disney’s Investor Day event in 202, the studio announced that director Jon Watts would helm the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. The director has reinvented Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with his trilogy starring Tom Holland. Today, Marvel has confirmed that Jon Watts is stepping away from the Fantastic Four reboot. He hopes to return to the Marvel universe at some point in the future. The director stated “Making three Spider-Man films was an incredible and life-changing experience for me. I’m eternally grateful to have been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for seven years. I’m hopeful we’ll work together again, and I can’t wait to see the amazing vision for Fantastic Four brought to life.”

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Louis D’Esposito add: “Collaborating with Jon on the Spider-Man films has been a pleasure. We were looking forward to continuing our work with him to bring the Fantastic Four into the MCU but understand and are supportive of his reasons for stepping away. We are optimistic that we will have the opportunity to work together again at some point down the road.” The report does mention that Sony along with Marvel expect Watts to return for a new Spider-Man trilogy eventually.

Fantastic Four has no set release date

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