According to Deadline, the upcoming MCU version of the Fantastic Four has just lost it’s Director Jon Watts. Watts has directed all three Spider-man movies in the MCU so far, including the box office juggernaut, Spider-Man No Way Home. According to reports there is nothing sinister behind his exit, the Director is just taking some time out of the genre.
Jon Watts had the following to say about his exit from the Fantastic Four:
Making three Spider-Man films was an incredible and life-changing experience for me. I’m eternally grateful to have been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for seven years. I’m hopeful we’ll work together again and I can’t wait to see the amazing vision for Fantastic Four brought to life.Jon Watts on Fantastic Four exit
Marvel boss Kevin Feige has also commented on the news by saying it was a pleasure to work with Watts and hoping they work together again in the future:
Collaborating with Jon on the Spider-Man films has been a true pleasure. We were looking forward to continuing our work with him to bring the Fantastic Four into the MCU but understand and are supportive of his reasons for stepping away. We are optimistic that we will have the opportunity to work together again at some point down the road.Kevin Feige on Jon Watts exit as Fantastic Four Director
So now the search will commence again. Who will be the lucky Director to be given the chance at bringing the iconic super-team into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Only time will tell. As always, thanks for reading.