‘Doctor Strange’ Director Still Hopes ‘The Fantastic 4’ Can Join The MCU

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As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand beyond the reaches of earth and into the cosmic realm, audiences are preparing for their favorite heroes to unite in the battle against Thanos. Unfortunately, comic book readers can’t help but notice that one famous family from Marvel Comics lore will not be joining the melee: The Fantastic Four. With 20th Century Fox holding the film rights to the characters, it appears unlikely that the superhero family will ever join Marvel Studios’ shared universe. Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson, however, remains optimistic as revealed in an interview with Screen Rant where he revealed he still has hope that the Fantastic Four can join the MCU.

When discussing which characters he would like to see make their Marvel Cinematic Universe debut, Derrickson echoed the sentiments of many fans.

I mean, there’s a lot of discussion about Moon Knight maybe coming into the MCU. I think that’s a good idea. I dunno… Actually, scratch that answer. Here’s my answer. My answer is this: I still have hope that Fantastic Four can be properly brought into the MCU because a lot of Doctor Strange – that’s the comment I read the most during that. I love those characters and I think that they still deserve another shot at finding a true home in the MCU. I still have hope for that. That’s my honest answer.

Derrickson does not state whether he means a fresh start with the Fantastic Four or a cross studio deal with 20th Century Fox to include the latest incarnation of the team. Regardless, it is probably pointless to speculate as Simon Kinberg has stated that the studio plans to move forward with a sequel to the latest Fantastic Four film and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently stated a deal with Fox is an “impossibility.”

Do you share Derrickson’s hope that there is still a chance the Fantastic Four can join the MCU? Share your thoughts below!

Source: Screen Rant

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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