Fantastic Four is one of Marvel’s most anticipated projects and is expected to premiere in 2025 featuring Marvel’s first family. As a part of the multiverse saga, the film will introduce a unique take on the character. The Disney/Fox merge now gives Marvel the chance to use popular characters from Fox’s Marvel movies to make them part of the MCU timeline, and among them are the ‘Fantastic Four’.
‘Fantastic Four’ was a massive critical and commercial failure, but the team is getting one more chance, now as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 6 slate, and here’s what’s known so far about the MCU Fantastic Four reboot. The film was initially helmed by Jon Watts, which is now taken over by Matt Shakman.
Fantastic Four Undergoing Script Changes
According to Daniel Richtman and rDCULeaks, new writers for Fantastic Four have been brought on board for new script rewrites. Richtman also notes that the new script should be “ready within a month or so.”
However, this isn’t the first time the Fantastic Four script has previously undergone two changes before. Marvel has been planning the Fantastic Four reboot for a very long time and in early 2022 the franchise hired Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer.
Later in March 2023, Marvel again went through the hiring process and reeled in Josh Friedman to rewrite the script. But now with the news of script rewriting, can only result in the production getting pushed back further.
Here’s Everything About Marvel’s Fantastic Four Reboot
With the recurring changes in the script, there are official reports about the cast of the film. Pedro Pascal was rumored to play Mr. Fantastic and Vanessa Kirby was said to play Susan Storm. However, neither the actors nor the franchise has confirmed it.
Also, the ‘Stranger Things’ star seemed to be the frontrunner for the role of Johnny Storm. And as for Ben Grimm, Ebon Moss-Bachrach was said to play the role.
Most of the MCU’s Phase Five and what has been revealed of Phase Six have gone through various changes due to production delays, narrative restructures, and the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. And after tackling all of these ‘Fantastic Four’ kicking off the MCU’s Phase Six. ‘Fantastic Four’ will skip the team’s origin story and will introduce them as a functioning team.
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