Fox’s rumor-magnet Fantastic Four reboot can add three directors to its gallery of unconfirmed details that already includes the title Fantastic Four Reborn and casting choices Adrien Brody and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Unsurprisingly, Fox seems to be looking at directors who already have some credibility with comic book readers and general geek audiences, and if they get one of their wishes, the next FF release could come from the same mind who made The A-Team, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I and Part II, or V for Vendetta.
Joe Carnahan, David Yates and James McTeigue are currently the studio’s top choices, according to a report on Comic Book Movie citing anonymous sources at Fox.
A job offer to any of these guys could be a tip of the hat on Fox’s part toward the direction they want to see this Marvel property go. It’s notable that none of them have explicit sci-fi experience, but depending on which — if any — of the batch gets called in, we may see pulpy action and/or dark brooding.