Marvel Studios Promises A Surprising Story For The Upcoming “Fantastic Four” Reboot. Here Is Everything We Know.
According to a senior Marvel Studios executive, the upcoming “Fantastic Four” reboot in the MCU will have a surprising plot.
The first MCU standalone tale for Marvel’s First Family is building significant anticipation ahead of its early 2025 debut, particularly given how successful the foursome is in comics as well as on the big screen. While casting for the film is still in its early stages, certain critical information about the storyline that Marvel Studios will convey has already become public.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said in summer 2022 that the Fantastic Four movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) will not be an origin narrative, following in the footsteps of the Spider-Man series, with fans already being aware of the team’s history.
Fans will be yearning for plot details as they wait to learn more about what is occurring, and with writing team Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer on board for the screenplay and Matt Shakman taking on directorial responsibilities, they will be in high demand.
In a response to Deadline, Marvel Studios VP of Production and Development Nate Moore addressed whether the Fantastic Four or the X-Men will make their MCU debut first.
Nate Moore affirmed the Fantastic Four, adding that fans will be “pleasantly shocked” by what Marvel Studios does with the reboot:
“Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four. We have Matt Shakman directing, who’s so talented and who did WandaVision for us, and I think people are going to be pretty surprised by what we’re doing.”
MCU producer Nate Moore on which comes first: ‘Fantastic Four’ or ‘X-Men’ #PGAAwards pic.twitter.com/tkdjAgO8DD
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) February 26, 2023
In February, the film’s director, Matt Shakman, also discussed it in public and made a comparison between his work on this project and his experience on the Star Trek series.
He expressed his eagerness to delve into the family component of the team’s trip by remarking how they “both were launched in the ’60s” and are both “about hope and gazing to the stars, and technology.”
“It’s really a family there and to be able to go back and tackle something that I truly love, and they’re very similar in some ways: they both were launched in the ’60s at the same time, they’re both about optimism and looking to the stars and [how] technology can solve everything, and they’re about family too — the family you have, the family you make. So they’re aligned in many ways and speak to my heart and equally, so I’m excited to be working on ‘Fantastic Four.'”
He stated that the opportunity to direct Fantastic Four was simply too good to pass up, and he expressed his excitement about reuniting with the Marvel family after his work on “WandaVision.”
“But movies have different journeys and momentums and and schedules are a little bit mercurial, and so when the ‘Fantastic Four’ opportunity came up, it was just too hard to pass up, and to go back home to Marvel, a place that I worked on ‘WandaVision’ at, with those people who are wonderful collaborators.”
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby conceived The Fantastic Four in 1961, which is why they’re frequently referred to as “Marvel’s First Family.” The team includes Reed Richards, also known as Mister Fantastic; Sue Storm, well known as the Invisible Woman; Johnny Storm, often known as the Human Torch; and Ben Grimm, also known as The Thing.
The beginning of the squad was portrayed on the big screen in the middle of the 2000s. The two films were produced by 20th Century Fox. “Fantastic Four” was released in 2005, followed by “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” in 2007.
Tim Story directed the films, which starred Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, and Michael Chiklis.
Fox rebooted “The Fantastic Four” in 2015 with Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell on the cast. Unfortunately, both reviewers and viewers slammed the Josh Trank-directed film.
The route for the superhero squad to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe was laid when Disney bought Fox’s entertainment holdings in 2019. Marvel first teased the Fantastic Four at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con. In the same year, it was confirmed that Jon Watts would be directing the film. Watts, though, left the project early this year.
Fans will have to wait a while until the cast gets confirmed for further updates on The Fantastic Four.
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