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Fantastic Four: Marvel Studios Reportedly Courting Steven Spielberg to Helm Reboot

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There's no denying that the Fantastic Four is one of the most important superhero teams in all of geek culture and fans have been dying to see a "proper" live-action take on Marvel's First Family. Over the years, there have been several live-action iterations of the F4 but it's safe to say that all of them failed to click with the audience.

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But now that Marvel Studios finally has the rights to the characters previously owned by Fox, the fandom was given a renewed sense of hope that Kevin Feige just might be the one to give the Fantastic Four justice on the big screen.

As it stands, details surrounding the highly anticipated reboot have remained scarce but according to a hot new MCU rumor (via ComicBookMovie), it looks like Marvel Studios is determined to make the project its biggest film to date.

If you may recall, the project's original helmer Jon Watts stepped down from his directorial role, forcing Marvel Studios to go back to the drawing board. Now, filmmaking legend Steven Spielberg, who is virtually responsible for some of Hollywood's biggest blockbuster films is reportedly being wooed by the studio to work on the reboot.

The specifics regarding Spielberg's rumored involvement weren't disclosed but the outlet notes that Feige has been keeping in touch with Spielberg for quite some time now with the hopes that the iconic director will be joining the billion-dollar franchise.

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Of course, the idea of Spielberg taking on a Marvel project seems a little too farfetched to believe but if the rumors end up being true, no matter which project he ends up directing, it's going to be an absolute game-changer for the franchise.

Marvel Studios' Fantastic Four reboot is currently under development.

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