The First Family is slated to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the next Fantastic Four remake, and while details on the film have been limited in recent months, Marvel Studios’ newest blockbuster Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has surely heightened the F4 anticipation.
Following the departure of Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts, the studio has reportedly identified a new director for the reboot, according to a fresh rumor. Bryce Dallas Howard, who directed The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, is rumored to be the favorite to replace Watts, who is supposedly taking a sabbatical from the superhero genre.
Bryce‘s involvement in the project was first reported on Reddit, and it turns out that, in addition to her responsibilities as a filmmaker, she will also be playing Sue Storm aka Invisible Woman alongside John Krasinski, who recently made his long-awaited MCU debut as Reed Richards aka Mister Fantastic in Doctor Strange 2.
If the allegations are accurate, it will be Dallas Howard’s great Marvel comeback 15 years after she played Gwen Stacy in Spider-Man 3. It will be a difficult challenge for her since, let’s face it, directing episodes of a television show is not the same as directing a feature picture, but hey, Bryce is no longer a newcomer to the industry.
The MCU’s Fantastic Four reboot release date has not yet been set.