While promoting his Kingsman prequel/origin film The King’s Man at New York Comic-Con, writer/director Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, Kingsman, X-Men: First Class) spoke with ComicBook and they asked what MCU character he’d like to tackle.

Matthew revealing he’d like to tackle their Fantastic Four reboot and alluding to keep it set in the 1960s, as he had suggested during promotion for Rocketman.

COMIC BOOK: Has there been a Marvel character you’d like to do in the MCU?

VAUGHN: “Yeah I’ve always loved the idea of doing Fantastic Four as it was originally written.”

“I mean it’s one of my favorite comics and I actually think that Fantastic Four, as a nice piece of IP, is in theory as big as Spider-Man. I think those, the values of Fantastic Four and Spider-Man, I think those are the reason, if you’re a kid, you can imagine being a part of the Fantastic Four family and you can imagine being Peter Parker. So yeah, I think Fan-Four would be the one that would excite me the most.”

Vaughn previously stated while on ReelBlend he thinks that Marvel Studios should set the Fantastic Four movie in the 1960s.

VAUGHN: “As the man that produced the last terrible Fantastic Four – and I will say that because I said it from day one, but no one listened to me — I think Fan Four is, for me, it’s the live action version of The Incredibles. It’s probably the most, I think, commercially viable Marvel Comic. Kevin Feige will get ahold of that and probably make a masterpiece. And the X-Men world, I imagine that might get put on ice for a little bit. I think it needs a little bit of breathing room. They made a hell of a lot since First Class, if you think about it. Fan Four would be the thing I’d like to see them do next. Disney and Fan Four and Marvel is a really potent combination.”

“That’s what I did with the X-Men, though. These ideas were born — sort of the Fan Four and the nuclear family and the dysfunctional family and science — it’s an easier time. I mean, superhero films in the modern world … everything in the modern world, it’s harder and harder to do. Because you know, the technology, it’s all out there. You know, Iron Man’s suit doesn’t seem that far away anymore. It’s sort of odd. The Iron Man suit when Iron Man came out [in the comics] was awesome. That was probably late sixties, early seventies. Iron Man, I don’t know when that came out. It’s easier because everything was sort of black and white, everything was more bad versus good. You knew what was what was what by then because there were boundaries and clearer horizons. So yeah, I love a period piece. I’ve just done another period movie [in the Kingsmen prequel]. It’s really good fun.”

Marvel Studios hasn’t officially announced its future plans for the Fantastic Four or the X-Men.

Matthew Vaughn’s next film has yet to be revealed and there have been reports that director Jon S. Baird (Filth, Stan and Ollie) will be tackling Kingsman 3.

The King’s Man is set for release on February 14th, 2020.

As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King’s Man.


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