With Watts Gone…Who Should Direct This Film?

Discussion in 'Fantastic Four' started by Detective Conan, Apr 29, 2022.

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Who Should Replace Watts?

  1. Peyton Reed

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  2. Brad Bird

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  3. The Russo Brothers

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  4. Travis Knight

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  5. Matthew Vaughn

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  6. J.A. Bayona

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  7. Guillermo Del Toro

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  8. Other

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  1. Silvermoth Krakoan native

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    I will say this just to start a fire but it is intriguing that the director of Fast X, Justin Lin, exited the project rather suddenly roughly at the same time as this happened
     
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  2. Stark Bauer Mr. Feige- cast me as MCU Darkhawk

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    michael scott god noooooo gif
     
  3. Elayis Registered

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    I have to say most of the names being thrown around in this thread repulse me; it shows just how much the MCU (and what people want from it) has diverged from my own interests. I remember voicing my concerns about Marvel's future after Civil War, and if anything my apathy has only grown.

    The way people talk about being hyped for MoM due to the cameos and what it means for the future is completely antithetical to how I experience film and what I get out of it. It's repellant to me how these films and tv shows have devolved into puzzle pieces that exist solely to set-up what's coming next, instead of standalone stories focused on catharsis and character growth. And the increasing reliance on comedy and meta-awareness to paper over narrative shortcomings is exhausting.

    FF & X-Men are two properties I have a great deal of fondness for, so it would be disappointing if they follow the same mediocre, crowd pleasing mold that has become their recent formula. Of the last five MCU films, I only saw two of them in theaters. Basically the only reason I still keep watching is out of a sense of obligation as a fan. BP2 and L&T are the only future films I have interest in, and even those are with qualifications.

    Even with Watts' gone, I have little hope that whoever they hire would craft something I'd enjoy. The MCU is too micromanaged, too obsessed with its house style and tying into the larger narrative to be of cinematic value. I'd love a Fantastic Four movie that captured the feeling of Jonathan Hickman's run, and a filmmaker like Alex Garland could deliver on that concept, but I don't see Feige being interested in something like that.
     
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  4. LoganPool Fear is Not My Guide

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    Only one logical choice... John Krasinski.
     
  5. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    Brad Bird or John Krasinski.
     
  6. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    John Krasinski directed 2 great films, that were much smaller films with a smaller cast. I wouldn't throw him into that fire right now.

    I like Adam McKay a lot and he has shown interest in the past in doing a Silver Surfer movie. Also he helped punch up the final Ant-Man script, so I think he would be a quality get.
     
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    I would like to see the Russos take care of a project again, but F4 is not the right horse to ride.
     
  8. TheWiseGuy487 Feelin’ blue (???) (Undecided/still figuring out)

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    Having finally seen the film yesterday, I still stand by my statement.
     
  9. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    I want to save the Russos for the X-men.

    The only other director I trust with the X-men is James Cameron.
     
  10. Kane52630 >>BATNIPPLES INTENSIFIES<<

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    If they really want to reinvent the wheel like James Gunn did with Guardians... get Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert.
     
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  11. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Seems like they were interested in Secret Wars if they came back.
     
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    1. Peyton Reed
    2. Brad Bird
    3. Bryce Dallas Howard
    4. Andrew Stanton
     
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  13. MadVillainy C'mon Son

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    I like the Bryce Dallas Howard selection a lot.
     
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  14. Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    I wouldn't be surprised if she is directing a MCU film in the not-too-distant future.
     
  15. antsman41 Unseen Arkham Prisoner

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    I'd be open to one of the directors from Reservation Dogs, Our Flag Means Death, What We Do In The Shadows; who've worked for Taika.

    Then we know they can handle the machine ala a Marvel (like tv), but also have the capability for improv and artistic ideas on set... especially concerning a group of different characters.
     
  16. BobJM Uncle Charlie

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    Or a Disney+ series. That might be a better stepping stone, to be honest. Maybe Nova
     
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  17. Web-Head Hope

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    Random choice...Ben Stiller
     
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    Andrew Stanton's a nice suggestion, and he recently touched his toes in live action again with the Obi-Wan show.
     
  19. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    Andrew Stanton is a good one
     
  20. Albright No more…Krasinski

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    Jon Favreau
    Brad Bird sounds interesting.

    For the 3rd attempt to do the F4 justice it should definitely be someone with a big variety of experience in filmmaking in different genres. And someone who has helmed a big budget movie before. No indie director.
    I don’t get the hype for John Krasisnki.
    AQP was ok…but what else has he done that qualifies him as great filmmaker?
     
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    Once again I'm asking studios to give a big film to Bryce Dallas Howard.
     
  22. I Am The Knight Voilá!

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    I don't have high hopes for this film right now, but at least Watts is no longer directing.
     
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  23. Mandon Knight We did it......

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    Of the list, Brad Bird.....
     
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    X10
     
  25. Elayis Registered

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    I remember back when Disney first acquired Marvel everyone was pitching potential projects under the new corporate umbrella, and the one that's always stuck with me was Pixar doing Fantastic Four, possibly set during the space race. I'd honestly take that over any MCU version we'll be getting.
     
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