Paul Walter Hauser Reveals Why He Was Reluctant To Join ‘The Fantastic Four’ Reboot

Should fans be worried?

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Should fans be worried about The Fantastic Four? Paul Walter Hauser reveals why he was initially reluctant to join Marvel’s upcoming reboot.

Marvel fans from across all walks of life are on the edge of their seats about the upcoming The Fantastic Four reboot. The super team has had a less-than-stellar history at the box office, so many see this as a “Do or die” moment for the team on the big screen. According to one of the film’s actors, Paul Walter Hauser, that history also made him reluctant to join the project.

“Don’t think that didn’t weigh in as I was deciding whether or not to take the job,” Hauser explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “That movie has not fully been nailed just yet.”

“But I really do think the combination of the screenplay, and the department heads that are working on the film, and that classy cast of really exciting actors – some of them known for a long time, and some of them having a moment right now – [make me feel that] this movie is special, and it was something I wanted to be a part of.”

Paul Walter Hauser’s comments should be enough to put even the most anxious fans at ease. Actors are much harder to sign onto reboots than fans (at least, without a massive paycheck!) Hearing that Hauser is fully confident in Marvel’s vision for The Fantastic Four suggests that the project could be something truly special. Let’s hope it’s a good kind of special!

Paul Walter Hauser Speaks On The Fantastic Four’s Director

The man behind the madness of The Fantastic Four reboot is Matt Shakman. The director was initially picked up by Marvel following Jon Watts leaving the project. He appears to be the perfect choice, with news about the upcoming film getting better by the day. Shakman’s involvement is also a huge plus for Paul Walter Hauser, who’s excited to reunite with the creator.

“Matt Shakman directed me years ago in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” Hauser explained. “To come back together and collaborate on this movie in some capacity, it’s really exciting. I’m excited to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Actors always take time to acclimate to a director’s style. With Paul Walter Hauser ahead of the curve with Matt Shakman’s project for the reboot, The Fantastic Four appears to be going full steam ahead. Marvel truly needs to pull off a miracle with the film, but it seems the First Family is in the best hands it can possibly be in.

The Fantastic Four opens on July 25, 2025.  Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

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