‘Spider-Man’ Helmer Jon Watts Exits Marvel’s ‘Fantastic Four’ – Deadline

‘Spider-Man’ Helmer Jon Watts Exits Marvel’s ‘Fantastic Four’ – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Jon Watts has withdrawn because the director of Unbelievable 4, the reinvention of the venerable Wonder Comics collection at Wonder Studios and Disney. Watts simply directed Spider-Guy: No Means House, the Sony Photos and Wonder Studios movie that grossed $1.89 billion to grow to be the 6th highest-grossing movie of all time.

Not anything sinister right here; Watts simply wishes a damage from the superhero realm after finishing the Spidey trilogy with Tom Holland and Zendaya. He had anticipated to make Unbelievable 4 his subsequent movie, the 3rd characteristic iteration of that franchise and primary since Disney received Fox, which managed the franchise. Watts has spent the simpler a part of the decade directing and selling the Spider-Guy motion pictures, after being employed off Cop Automotive, a small-budget indie mystery that premiered at 2015 Sundance. He wishes a breather.

Each Watts and Wonder showed his go out, and mentioned that it’s amicable.

Mentioned Kevin Feige, president, Wonder Studios and Louis D’Esposito, co-president, Wonder Studios: “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.”

Watts mentioned that “Making three Spider-Man films was an incredible and life-changing experience for me. I’m eternally grateful to have been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for seven years. I’m hopeful we’ll work together again and I can’t wait to see the amazing vision for Fantastic Four brought to life.”

Sony and its Spider-Guy manufacturers have made it transparent they be expecting to reunite Watts with Holland and Zendaya to proceed the collection. Watts hasn’t formally dropped out of that franchise, but when it have been to occur, it does sound love it can be down the street.

Watts has some other robust challenge that would possibly grow to be his subsequent day out as a director. Closing September, Apple Studios received a brisk public sale for an untitled movie Watts will write and direct, with George Clooney and Brad Pitt enjoying rival “fixers” who to find themselves concurrently employed for a similar process. That movie’s deal requires Apple to provide the movie a strong theatrical free up prior to it hits Apple TV+. Watts is generating that movie with Clooney’s Smokehouse Photos and Pitt’s Plan B Leisure.

Watts is repped by means of CAA and lawyer Gregory Slewett.

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