Another day, another comic book movie adaptation. Deadline, in what is possibly the world's shortest article, reports that director has agreed to join the U.S.S. Fantastic, and has jumped on board Fox's The Fantastic Four reboot, this time as producer.
It's surprising that Vaughn has agreed to produce another Marvel comic-based movie, as he famously bailed on directing X-Men: Days Of Future Past after the huge success of First Class. Word on the street is that he had a pretty nightmarish shooting schedule for First Class and didn't want none o' that another time around. With 10 months from the time they began shooting to the time it was on the screen, for a movie with such a large ensemble cast and massive special effects, can you blame him? In the words of that illustrious poet, Sweet Brown, ain't nobody got time for that!
Superhero and comic book-based movies have become so huge in Hollywood that they've become a cottage industry of their own, with directors and producers making their break solely on the work they've done within the genre and then being able to remain (mostly) within that genre. Along with Vaughn, it seems there are only a few go-to guys when another comic book adaptation pops up: , stepping into the Days of Future Past role that Vaughn vacated, , who has built his empire on graphic novel adaptations, and newcomer , who will be sitting in the director's chair for the Fantastic Four reboot, and has signed on to direct the long-rumored Venom spin-off, and, of course, .
Along with new Fox consultant for all things nerd, , these guys make up the geek squad of Hollywood, and they generally bring good things to the screen.
That being said, there have been a LOT of comic book adaptations in the past few years. A LOT. And perhaps people are starting to get burned out on it, as happens to all trends eventually.