“Spider-Man: No Way Home” co-star Jon Watts is leaving as director of Marvel Studios’ latest reinvention of his “Fantastic Four” comic book at Disney.
Watts was expected to make “Fantastic Four” his next film, but reportedly “needs a break from the superhero realm” after serving as the director of the three Tom Holland-led “Spider-Man” films.
The man has earned it, the recent “Spider-Man: No Way Home” earned $ 1.89 billion for becoming the sixth most lucrative film ever and helping prove that cinemas are still viable.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says in a statement: “[We] understands and supports his reasons for stepping away. We are optimistic that we will have the opportunity to work together again at some point along the way. ”
Watts remains attached to an Apple Studios film that plans to get George Clooney and Brad Pitt to play as rival ‘fixers’ who are simultaneously hired for the same job.