Marvel has Reportedly Considered Steven Spielberg to Direct ‘Fantastic Four’
It has long been slated to bookend the ambitious Phase Four for the MCU while being one of the most anticipated films that Marvel has attempted in its decade-plus history, and it may finally be a step closer to finding its visionary, as Marvel has reportedly considered Steven Spielberg to direct Fantastic Four.
There are few comic book collectives that have been as beloved by fans for as long as Marvel’s first family, the Fantastic Four; and it is finally time for them to make their arrival on the big screen in this brand new Phase Four of this ever-expanding universes.
With the Fox acquisition that brought some of Marvel’s most important and beloved characters into the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans have questioned when these characters could finally debut and what they could entail.
The Fantastic Four is primed to be one of the most important arrivals as the MCU heads into the unknown future of its post-Avengers: Endgame universe that has been explored by a rather inconsistent Phase Four slate.
Fans have been clamoring for any kind of update, and with silence being telling to a limit to progress, ti seems as though we could be heading to some kind of development, as Marvel is reportedly considering Steven Spielberg to direct Fantastic Four.
It is development was first brought to life by Mike Sampson, who first stated that he believed that the MCU could be attempting to bring the legendary filmmaker to the Marvel Universe to bring to life this legendary team.
Ok I'm not in the scoop game anymore, but have heard that Marvel did reach out to Spielberg's team to gauge interest in directing Fantastic Four, but that's as far as the "discussions" went presumably because SS has no interest.
— Mike Sampson (@mjsamps) July 14, 2022
Taking to Twitter, Sampson stated, “Ok, I’m not in the scoop game anymore but have heard that MArvel did reach out to Spielberg’s team to gauge interest in directing Fantastic Four, but that’s as far as the “discussions” went presumably because SS has no interest.”
The revelation is interesting, but it ultimately doesn’t say much about the potential for Steven Spielberg to be involved in the MCU, as it seems as though the conversations didn’t go further than the initial inquiry.