The Disney-Fox deal is looking like it might happen sometime this month, but there aren’t any guarantees until the ink dries on those contracts. On the Marvel side, fans are very excited about the idea of the X-Men joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe — but there is one person who really wants to see the Fantastic Four come home. Ant-Man and The Wasp director Peyton Reed told ComicBook.com that he wants to see the royal family come home.
“Well, I certainly as a fan would love to see Fantastic Four as part of the [Marvel Cinematic Universe,” Reed said. “It just feels like in the comics, man, they’re the royal family. So as a fan, I would love to see it, and beyond that, who knows. Who knows if that deal’s going to happen, or if so when. I have no idea, but I just know as a Marvel fan, that’s something I’d love to see.”
Reed went on to talk about deciding to use Ghost as the villain in Ant-Man and The Wasp and how there are some big names attached to the Fantastic Four he’d like to use someday.
“I can’t say there were villains in the Ant-Man realm, like specific Ant-Man villains that I would be like, ‘Oh, I’d be completely stoked to bring this villain to the MCU,” Reed said. “But there are a lot of villains throughout, and I know that that’s one of the things that we always do is we kind of comb through these Marvel encyclopedias, and it’s kind of how Ghost came about. It was like this was a somewhat lesser known antagonist from Iron Man, and it just felt right for our movie. But really, there’s no one specifically right now that comes to mind that they haven’t done unless we start talking about Fantastic Four villains. That’s something else.”
The meeting between Disney and Fox to decide whether or not the deal will go through occurs later this month. Maybe Reed will get the chance to see the royal family join the MCU in his lifetime. We can hope Marvel is paying attention and could give this obvious fan a chance to direct his favorite characters.
Summary: As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
Ant-Man and The Wasp, directed by Peyton Reed, stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Hannah John-Kamen, Michael Douglas, and Michael Peña. It’s out now.