ANT-MAN Director's Formula For Making a FANTASTIC FOUR Movie Work

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Ant-Man director Peyton Reed has spoken before about his ideas for the Fantastic Four film he almost made nearly a decade ago. But now, in an interview with Yahoo! Movies, Reed has shed more light on his vision for Marvel's first family.

“Fantastic Four in the comics was always the pinnacle of Marvel, the crown jewel — they were the first family of Marvel Comics,” Reed said. “The two existing versions did massive pendulum swings from each other. One was very pitched toward younger kids and very broad, and the second was a much darker version of it. I just personally feel like they have not gotten the tone right. And man, it’s a bummer. I think the tone has got to be one of optimism, and you’ve got to take it seriously.”

Reed also said he believes one of the biggest issues for the two previous attempts at bringing Fantastic Four to the big screen is the visuals.

“I think they haven’t really gotten Mr. Fantastic’s powers right visually on screen,” the director said. “I think there’s some really badass ways to make that [character] work. I just know there’s a great Fantastic Four movie to be had. I’m convinced that it can work."

Reed also said he'd "love" to get another chance at an FF movie someday, but from the sound of things, he's got his hands full with Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is scheduled to hit theaters July 5, 2018.

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