Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts is taking a step back from the world of superheroes. According to Deadline, the director has exited Marvel Studios’ Fantastic Four.
It was first announced that Watts would helm the studios’ highly anticipated Fantastic Four reboot during 2020’s Disney Investor’s Day. Thankfully, his exit from the project is amicable, as he and the studio have confirmed.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and co-president Louis D’Esposito released the following statement in regards to Watts’ exit, “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 returned the sentiment in his own statement, “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.”
The director is still expected to reunite with Tom Holland and Zendaya for future installments in the Spider-Man franchise. As it stands though, no additional information on future projects are available yet.
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