Jon Watts will no longer be directing the upcoming Fantastic Four film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Watts, who helmed the massively successful Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Spider-Man: No Way Home for Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, withdrew from Fantastic Four.
“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,” read a statement from Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios president and co-president Louis D’Esposito. “We are optimistic that we will have the opportunity to work together again at some point down the road.”
More to come.