Matthew Vaughn Feels ‘An Obligation’ To Reboot ‘Fantastic Four’

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Recently, while out promoting his new film Kingsman: The Golden Circle, director Matthew Vaughn confirmed that he has had talks with Warner Bros. about helming the sequel to Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. He has been rather forthcoming about his “feel-good, heroic” take on the character, and just today, he said that he would he “happy” to direct the next Superman film. However, Superman is not the only comic book property that Matthew Vaughn is interested in directing a big screen version of.

With speaking recently to Cinema Blend, Vaughn not only revealed that he wants to direct a Fantastic Four reboot, but he feels “an obligation” to make up for 20th Century Fox’s last attempt at bringing Marvel’s first family to the big screen:

“The other one I’ve felt an obligation to do is, I wouldn’t mind maybe making a Fantastic Four film to apologize to everyone out there that maybe it didn’t go very well for them. It’s brilliant. One of my favorites is the Fantastic Four, so maybe one day I’ll try and rectify the mistake.”

Fox’s 2015 Fantastic Four, directed by Josh Trank, was a disaster in every sense of the word, and Tim Story’s FF films weren’t all that much better. It’s just such a shame that characters as iconic and wonderful as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, Johnny Storm/Human Torch and Ben Grimm/The Thing have yet to get an adaptation that actually does their comic book counterparts justice. I definitely think it will take a director as talented as Vaughn, who has a great track record with Marvel properties with X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass, to finally bring them to the big screen properly. If I had my way, though, the rights to the Fantastic Four would find their way back to Marvel Studios before Vaughn signs on.

As I stated in my Kingsman review, which each film he makes, Vaughn is rapidly becoming one of my favorite directors. I have yet to see a film of his that I did not love, so I would instantly be down to see whatever film the director decides to make next. The question now, though, is what would you rather see, a Matthew Vaughn-directed Fantastic Four reboot or a Matthew Vaughn-directed Man of Steel sequel? Let us know in the comment section below.

Source: Cinema Blend

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Jeff Grantz

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  • Brian

    Between Kingsman 3, Superman and Fantastic Four, Vaughn is going to be busy!

  • Sammy Boy

    With Marvel Studios, that is.

    • impactliveTNA

      Like how Inhumans flopped, no thanks. Don’t be a corporate Disney studio bias shill. It’s about the filmmakers not the distributer and Fox has Vaughn with Noah Hawley dream team. Fox does villians better so at least DR DOOM wont be a hired actor or doing forced comedy. Fox Marvel made MCU possible bc Feige came from FOX and the Donners who run Fox/Marvel Division made sh movies possible with Superman 1978 bringing it back in 2000 being the 1st Marvel movies to have Stan Lee cameos + end credit scenes. Both Fox and Disney have great filmakers and the reality is Fox is not giving up their FF movie rights. So just hope it works out and support the Fantastic Four brand not devalue it judging it without seeing it like a studio Disney slave .

      • Anthony Halliday

        Except that Marvel Studios didnt make the Inhumans TV show, that was produced by Marvel Entertainment which is a completely different department

        • Sammy Boy

          Thank you

          • impactliveTNA

            So thats the excuse for burying Inhumans? Before this you said it was in the MCU lol & now that it flopped it’s not MCU. For being a cookie cutter Disney bandwagon who has never looked at a comic book in his life you guys are geniuses. Its about the filmmakers not who distributes the films as long as the studio gets out of the way. Both Disney/Marvel Studios and Fox/The Donners/marvel are guilty of meddling with the films.

          • impactliveTNA

            Fox aint giving up the rights so either enjoy it or stay on your high horse like a stuck up Disney bias fan boy who judges movies before you watch them because of whatever Marvel distrubutes them. Spidey had 2 reboots. Very overrated Homecoming with nothing making sense & Siri suit/MJ/Liz Allen TOMBS? But I enjoyed it and FF can do the same with Fox getting good filmakers in there, I have faith. Inhumans proved that MCU is not perfect with the IMAX flop now cancelled altogether.

          • impactliveTNA

            No thank you for making my point for me. If Disney/Marvel had the rights to Fantastic Four you don’t know for sure they wouldn’t give it Marvel TV or Entertainment which flopped Inhumans. Which is worse than anything ever. I know I went to IMAX to see it.

        • impactliveTNA

          Kevin Feige (who came from fox) oversaw it and Disney who owns Marvel Studios produced it. This is worse than FF and Inhumans trash just got pulled from ABC it was so terrible. So thank god FF is never going to Disney Mandarin hired actor Iron man 3, Thor 2 boring Age Of ComedyTRON etc who cant do any villians so DOOM can still be done great by Noah Hawley and Matthew Vaughn dream team.

        • impactliveTNA

          You don’t know that’s what Disney (who owns all Marvel libraries) wouldn’t do to FF which would suck. The villians suffer in Marvel Studios which is their best offering & some that were suppose to heroes. I hate how overrated it & more for bandwagon non comic readers it is but I do enjoy the MCU alot. I have ALL the blu-rays, they are just not rewatchable to me.

        • impactliveTNA

          Agent Coulson is alive which makes no sense and he’s MCU so Inhumans wasn’t MCU? So since Coulson a regular human got revived why not revive #AOU Slowsilver (Spidey could of dodged the 1st bullet but ATJ Q got hit 2 different times?). Revive everybody else otherwise Coulson should have powers Carole Danvers style but he doesn’t. So anyone can come back I guess.

    • impactliveTNA

      The only way is if Disney does a Sony like deal with Fox who has the movie rights to Fantastic Four. That would be Marvel Multiverse parallel universe crossover after 2020 for sure. DC does it all in the tv shows and now rumored in their DC movies. So I hope we see that from Marvel movies also uniting.

  • impactliveTNA

    Matthew Vaughn & Noah Hawley (Legion) would make a great team. I do trust Matt as a filmmaker and studios trust his direction.

  • bingeit 45

    he want to do everything

  • Monty

    I think it makes more sense for Vaughn to be on Fantastic Four than Superman. He already has a trustworthy relationship with the studio and he’s really good at franchise CPR.