Why Michael Waldron is the Only Choice to Pen the MCU’s Fantastic Four
A creative force that has been instrumental in the development of Phase Four thus far, and has been responsible for molding the consulted multiversal reality that the universe finds itself in now; which is exactly why Michael Waldron is the only choice to pen the MCU’s Fantastic Four.
Since his arrival behind the scenes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it feels like perhaps no creative entity has been more impactful in the development of the current direction of the MCU than Michael Waldron.
The former Community and Rick and Morty writer was first tabbed to bring to life Loki; which not only was a series that focused on reimagining one of the most beloved characters to ever grace the MCU, but was the catalyst for Marvel delving into the world of time travel and alternate realities.
It was one of Marvel’s most important works to date and was instrumental in setting the tone for the current Phase Four, and the direction that the entire universe would go henceforth; with everything seemingly following a throughline first orchestrated in that series.
After his work on Loki, it was no question who would be leaned on to bring forth the next fallen domino from that multiversal narrative, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MAdness; with Waldron again being asked to carry the Marvel Universe within this much deeper well of unknown alternate realities.
The latter of his Marvel work first introduced the now-iconic Reed Richards cameo that signified his first appearance in the MCU; and with his work building this corner of the MCU, and his self-professed love of that title character, there is only one question as to who should write their official debut into the universe.
Michael Waldron is the only choice to pen the MCU’s Fantastic Four, and one can argue that ensuring his hand guides the script may be more important than whoever Marvel chooses to direct the feature film debut of Marvel’s first family.
Waldron has already made known his love of Reed Richards, stating, “Reed Richards is my favorite Marvel comics character, so it was a real honor to get to write his first entry in the MCU. John’s such an amazing performer and such a great partner in bringing this role to life for the first time.”
If Marvel commits to anything as far as bringing this beloved team to the MCU for the first time, one thing is absolutely certain; Michael Waldron needs to write the script.