With Watts Gone…Who Should Direct This Film?

Once again I'm asking studios to give a big film to Bryce Dallas Howard.
I like Bryce Dallas Howard, but I don't really want my Fantastic Four to be her guinea pig.

Jon Favreau would probably be best, but if not him Peyton Reed sounds cool.
 
David Cronenberg

Lean into that body horror element.

I know he'd never do it. :pcg:
 
I feel like Josh Trank would do a good job with a Cronenbergian Fantastic Four
 
I feel like Josh Trank would do a good job with a Cronenbergian Fantastic Four

the only Marvel character that should have a Cronenbergian adaptation is Swamp Thing. Body horror is such a niche genre and unsettling.
 
the only Marvel character that should have a Cronenbergian adaptation is Swamp Thing. Body horror is such a niche genre and unsettling.
What about Hulk? The capacity for body horror is a bit limited to it being mainly just green and pustuled, but still. :D
 
What about Hulk? The capacity for body horror is a bit limited to it being mainly just green and pustuled, but still. :D
Go read (or even just google) the immortal hulk and that will prove exactly how much body horror you can get out of hulk.
 
Y'know, I started that once but never got around to finishing it. I've got it saved somewhere...
 
You should get into it, it's pretty grotesque and brilliant. Modern day classic of you ask me.
 
Since the rumor popped up, BDH is at the top of my list.

There may be a few other names I’d prefer, but of the list of people who are realistically in the mix, she’s my favorite.
 
Since the rumor popped up, BDH is at the top of my list.
I have nothing against BDH, but why are so many people high on her directing the FF? As far as I know, she's had very limited directing experience, and is mainly known for directing a few episodes of The Mandalorian. What am I missing here?
 
I have nothing against BDH, but why are so many people high on her directing the FF? As far as I know, she's had very limited directing experience, and is mainly known for directing a few episodes of The Mandalorian. What am I missing here?

One of the most important things for me regarding bringing the FF comic books to life is creating the kind of epic otherworldly environments that Kirby created purely out of his imagination. That visual landscape set the FF apart in it’s day, and I’d like the film to similarly set the film apart with its visuals.

BDH worked with the technology on Mandalorian that allowed them to create real-time otherworldly environments on soundstages so that environments that existed only in the filmmaker’s imagination could be made to feel real to the actors and audience.

But in addition to having experience with that technology, she also showed herself capable in creating action scenes while also pulling off the smaller moments and emotions.

It’s tough to find directors who can handle all those elements and put them together in a balanced way, and BDH has shown she can do it.

If Ridley Scott is available in his prime, okay, I’m interested, but since that isn’t happening, I’m intrigued with BDH as a real possibility and someone who has the experience and ability I think we need.
 
BDH has the cinematic eye to direct one of the best Star Wars films.
 
One of the most important things for me regarding bringing the FF comic books to life is creating the kind of epic otherworldly environments that Kirby created purely out of his imagination. That visual landscape set the FF apart in it’s day, and I’d like the film to similarly set the film apart with its visuals.

BDH worked with the technology on Mandalorian that allowed them to create real-time otherworldly environments on soundstages so that environments that existed only in the filmmaker’s imagination could be made to feel real to the actors and audience.

But in addition to having experience with that technology, she also showed herself capable in creating action scenes while also pulling off the smaller moments and emotions.

It’s tough to find directors who can handle all those elements and put them together in a balanced way, and BDH has shown she can do it.

If Ridley Scott is available in his prime, okay, I’m interested, but since that isn’t happening, I’m intrigued with BDH as a real possibility and someone who has the experience and ability I think we need.
Good points :up:

I’d be happy if she got the go ahead.
 
Yesterday I was listening to a podcast that said Watts was never going to direct FF but because he was directing Spider-Man at the same time they asked him to just say he was to throw people off the scent.

the ultimate plan being to give
krasinki
the chair
 
Yesterday I was listening to a podcast that said Watts was never going to direct FF but because he was directing Spider-Man at the same time they asked him to just say he was to throw people off the scent.

the ultimate plan being to give
krasinki
the chair

I’ve heard this theory, but I haven’t heard it stated as more than “Hey! Maybe this happened.”

Did they seem to have a credible source?

Though I’m not 100% sold on X as a director I don’t have any real issues and I generally trust Marvel to do it right.

Plus, IF this is true, the big thing for me is it means things are going as planned and weren’t thrown into chaos.
 

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