An MCU director sidestepped a dark sequel a decade before the Multiverse saga began as Fantastic Four bucked the party line

So many filmmakers have flirted with them Wonder without taking the plunge and committing to something we don’t even know about, and in certain cases they can come back years later to finally come forward and prove that their previous reluctance is completely justified.

A veteran of the cinematic universe recently proved this to be the case by dodging a ghost bullet, but that’s not all that’s happened in the weird and wonderful world of the MCU. Elsewhere the Fantastic Four reboot has deleted hints, but they’re exactly the same hints we’ve heard dozens of times before.

Not only that, but Loki It certainly seems interested in reminding everyone that it exists in a multiverse that isn’t even the best the industry has to offer since it became the new thing.

Doctor Strange The director made a wise decision by leaving out the scares Ghost driver Consequence

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Nicolas Cage playing a vengeful supernatural superhero with a skull made of fire is great on paper, but this Ghost driver Duology was anything but. Other than that, the original looked like a masterpiece in comparison Spirit of Vengeancewhich was rejected by one Scott Derrickson.

The filmmaker revealed that the script he read could very well have ended his career, and it proved to be a smart move in the long run when he was announced as the mastermind behind it Doctor Strange just a few years later.

Fantastic Four The director calls it the MCU version of the “I’m not like other girls” meme.

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Every time a new MCU film begins the arduous process through development and finally hits the big screen, we’re almost inevitably told that it’s going to be unlike anything we’ve ever seen before from the long-running franchise.

If you can believe it, Fantastic Four Director Matt Shakman delivered that exact line in a recent interview teasing out all sorts of things, but the proof is clear when you consider that his reboot will be the team’s fifth feature-length outing with a fourth different cast.

Loki adheres to the Ke Huy Quan that everyone knows and loves, for better or worse

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Image via Marvel Studios

The comeback king has cemented his incredible rise like a phoenix from the ashes by landing a crucial supporting role in the industry’s biggest franchise following his Oscar win for Best Supporting Actor.

And yet there is a growing belief that Ke’s obstetrician resembles Huy Quan a little too much Everything everywhere at onceHardly ideal given the Best Picture winner, Waymond Wang is a multiverse story that surpasses anything Marvel Studios has told since the start of Phase Four.

That’s it for another week of Marvel topics, but as always, check back tomorrow when it starts again.

Lindsay Lowe

Lindsay Lowe is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Lindsay Lowe joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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