With the time that has passed since 2015's Fantastic Four, it's public knowledge that the production of this title was muddled to say the least. With the studio enforcing reshoots we'll never get to see the director Josh Trank's vision for the film, and even if it was any good.
What we got on the final release was a confusing narrative that unnaturally shifted between humour, drama, sci-fi, monster horror, and action adventure. The colour grading, set design and costumes provoked a darker take on the Fantastic Four mythos, which again didn't suit every scene's tone and definitely looked early 2000's not unlike X-Men's first cinematic debut. But what set this movie back the most was that its environment and characters were interpreted or recreated in an uninspired way, which made the film boring to sit through.
When the Disney eventually begins production on the dynamic four's introduction to the MCU, we'd like to see some things taken into account by the franchise's last entry and not repeat what it failed on.
10. Communicate What You Want Of The Director
Fixing the product in post-production or arguing over the direction the film, is a pothole the MCU's Fantastic Four would have to avoid in order to make up on 2015's shortcomings.
That is why Marvel must be selective of what director should ship one of the most iconic families in comic books, and rightly do them justice. As Fantastic Four would inevitably be involved in the larger encompassing narrative of the MCU they'd have to get the characters and their environment right first time around, otherwise all the other appearances and cameos will be tainted by the first.
If you want a film that explores who itself is, have it loosely tide to the MCU and worry about it in follow up films follow James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy. If you want a film to fill a genre gap in the market make sure you communicate what that would be beforehand and also select a director with that particular forte such as Thor: Ragnarok did with Taika Waititi sheriffing.
If all this confusion is set to rest before big amounts of cash is spent on production, cast, and crew, we'll be one step closer to getting the adaptation everyone has been waiting for.