Some sources believe that Steven Spielberg may have been in disavowal of Marvel when it came to directing an MCU film.

Headshot by Steven Spielberg
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Spielberg isn’t just a famous director, he’s someone who’s still making great movies like that Indiana Jones Franchise, Jaws (1975), West Side Story (2021)etc. Because of this, some fans have wondered if the director would ever join Marvel and direct a movie or two. With Fantastic Four Following the loss of Jon Watts, some rumors claimed that Spielberg was offered a chance to direct the upcoming film but wasn’t interested in working with Marvel.

Fantastic Four is definitely one of Marvel’s most anticipated projects, even though John Krasinki won’t be reprising his role as Reed Richards in the film. The superhero team hasn’t been teased much in the MCU, leaving the door wide open as to how Marvel will introduce the team to the MCU.

John Krasinski as Reed Richards
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Mike Sampson, a former reporter at Vulture, reported that Spielberg was originally asked to direct the film and Marvel Studios turned him down because he wasn’t interested in working with the studio:

Ok, so I’m not in the scoop game anymore, but I’ve heard that Marvel reached out to Spielberg’s team to gauge interest in directing Fantastic Four, but that’s it as far as the “discussions” go, presumably because SS has no interest.

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Sampson went on to say that the possible reason Spielberg would not work with Marvel was the lack of creative control that Marvel typically has:

Also, there are plenty of rumors that The Fablemans could be Spielberg’s last, so hard to believe he’d want to sneak into a Marvel movie where he can be micromanaged by the house’s style

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While that’s a fair argument, other directors like Sam Raimi had almost complete control over the film, with Feige admitting that he let Raimi do more than he probably should have done Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022).

After the rumors about Spielberg’s denial from Marvel began to circulate, diversity Senior Entertainment writer Adam B. Vary confirms that the rumors are all false, meaning Spielberg has not yet spoken to Marvel or actually denied Marvel:

Shocking news for everyone: I heard that the totally unbelievable rumor that Steven Spielberg is directing the Marvel Studios reboot of Fantastic 4 is absolutely not true. We’re sorry!

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While the rumors aren’t true, it’s still interesting to think about who will direct the much-anticipated Fantastic Four movie, as Marvel will need a phenomenal director to successfully relaunch the iconic superhero team or Marvel fans will getting another lackluster iteration of the team Again.

The MCU is only just beginning to add more superhero teams to the Marvel Universe, because now, the avenger need all the help they can get. It’s only a matter of time before we see that Young Avengersilluminati, defender, midnight sons, X-Men, Fantastic Fourand the thunderbolts Enter the MCU.

fantastic four silhouettes
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Who do you think will direct? Fantastic Four Movie? Let us know what you think!

Phase 4 has kicked off with lots of content for Marvel fans to look forward to Marvel Cinematic Universe. On Disney+ you can watch moon knight, Mrs Miracleand She Hulk on August 17th. for movies, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now on Disney+ Thor: Love and Thunder just in the cinema and of course Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Release on 11.11.

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