Disney’s “Fantastic Four” reboot will have to find a new director, as an online media outlet Deadline reported over the weekend that Jon Watts, the 40-year-old American director widely cherished for his works in “Spider Man” verse, has pulled out of the project as the director behind a billion-dollar epic, “Spider Man: No Way Home,” has reportedly been looking to original projects.
On top of that, it is reported that the divorce between Jon Watts and Disney’s “Fantastic Four” has been friendly in nature, as Watts has been mulling other projects such as an original for Apple streaming media starring Brad Pitt and George Clooney.
John Watts pulls out of directing Disney’s “Fantastic Four” remake
Meanwhile, as a parting between Watts and Disney’s “Fantastic Four” reboot became official, Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studio said, “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”.
Shortly after Disney had acquired the right of “Fantastic Four” characters following a takeover of 20th Century Fox back in late-2020, Watts was announced as the director a new “Fantastic Four” film.
Nevertheless, media toplines had reported back then that talks over a “Fantastic Four” remake had been ongoing, but the project had been kept as a secret. Besides, Disney has yet to reveal the name of any cast member of release date of its “Fantastic Four” reboot.