Fantastic Four is one of the most anticipated MCU movies. Not only because it will introduce the titular team to the MCU canon, but also because it will be the third time for Fantastic Four to get a worthwhile adaptation on the big screen.
Jon Watts was originally scheduled to direct the film, but soon after the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, Watts stepped down from the project. At the recent D23 presentation, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced that Matt Shakman, who directed all episodes of WandaVision, would take over to direct Fantastic Four.
The upcoming film has found its writers, two of them, according to Deadline. They aren't well-known writers, but the source claims that they have been involved with the project for a long time, even before Shakman was chosen as the new director. The writing process hasn't begun yet, as the writers and the director need to talk about their ideas for the film.
Many fans anticipated that the Fantastic Four's cast members would be revealed at D23, which was a disappointment in the end. John Krasinski played Reed Richards in this year's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but it's been reported that the upcoming film will have a completely different cast.
The first film directed by Tim Story and starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, and Michael Chiklis appeared on the big screen in 2005. It was unfortunately poorly received, but it was enough to get a sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, which failed critically. In 2015, a reboot called FANT4STIC was released, and the film was chastised by the critics, and today it is regarded as one of the worst superhero films ever made.
Phase 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will debut. It will be released on November 8, 2024.