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