news culture The Fantastic 4: We know more about the arrival of the heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
As you know, a film based on the Fantastic 4 will be released in 2024. It will be included in the MCU. We now know who will direct it and who will write it.
the November 8, 2024 will be released in cinemas the Fantastic 4, a new film highlighting the famous quartet of superheroes. We now know a little more about one of the highly anticipated films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The director of WandaVision at the helm
We have known since August that Fantastic Four will be directed by Matt Shakman, known in particular for having directed episodes of Dr. House, Game of Thrones, or Fargo. Above all, he has directed the nine episodes of the WandaVision series, which had delighted a large portion of the Marvel public. Let us recall in passing that it is Jon Wattsresponsible among other things for the MCU’s Spider-Man films, which had to make the Fantastic 4but he withdrew from the project in order to take a break from the “superhero movies” side of his career.
A duo of very fashionable screenwriters
According to insiders at Deadlinethem film screenwriters are now also known. It’s a duet, Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer (be careful, this is not the well-known Jeff Kaplan of the video game world, who was vice president of Blizzard Entertainment from 2013 to 2021). It’s one of Hollywood’s hottest duos in recent months, you may have seen their film Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship released in 2013. Recently, they notably wrote the screenplay for one of the next Warner Bros. movies, Disaster Wedding. According to Deadline’s sources, Kaplan and Springer were already present on the Fantastic 4 project even before Shakman joined it. The three men, director and screenwriters, would also be in the process of aligning themselves on a common vision of the film.
Precisely, speaking of vision, Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer would have greatly participated, along with Kevin Feige, in the development of a coherent strategy to integrate the Fantastic 4 into the MCU, and how the movies will fit into it. As a reminder, there remains a film in Phase IV, Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverthen seven Phase V films : Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, The Marvels, Blade, Captain America: New World Order, Thunderbolts, and an as-yet-untitled movie slated for September 2024. Fantastic Four will be the first film of Phase VI.
A film that we have already seen, again and again…?
It will integrate heroes already adapted to the cinema several times, but never in the MCU. Indeed, the 1994 movie The Fantastic Four, The two films from 2005 and 2007 The Fantastic Four and The Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer, and finally the 2015 movie The Fantastic Four, which was both a critical and commercial failure, forced fans of the quartet to constantly start from scratch. Discover a new origin storyagain, get used to of new actors and actressesagain, etc. So Marvel wants to standardize, as the company has done for the MCU superheroes, by integrating the quartet into its extended universe. We already know one of the Fantastic: Mr. Fantastic has been introduced in its new iteration dedicated to the MCU in the film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, played by John Krasinski (in one of the universes of the Multiverse, Earth-838). The film could also have impact on the two major projects that will follow it in 2025: Avengers: Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars.
Links to the MCU series?
Kevin Feige informed us in July that we wouldn’t have to see yet another Fantastic 4 origin story, which sounds like good news. We do not yet know anything about the script or the casting. Moreover, it may be related to the films that will precede it in the MCUor even to many series to come. Indeed, we should find heroes we know like Daredevil in the next works of the MCU, but also discover new recurring characters like iron heart in the eponymous series or the character of Emilia Clarke in Secret Invasion (character who has no name yet), etc… These could interact with the Fantastic 4, or introduce them to the public. As a reminder, the upcoming MCU series are: 2023What If…? Season 2, Secret Invasion, Echo, Loki Season 2, X-Men 97′, Ironheart, Agatha: Coven of Chaos, and more. 2024, Daredevil Born Again, Marvel Zombies, Spider-Man Freshman Year, Spider-Man: Sophomore Year, Armor Wars, Wonder Man, plus two unnamed series, one about Wakanda and the other about the superhero Nova . We’ll see if the film The Fantastic 4 will be linked to one of these series, or one of the films previously cited.
The Fantastic 4 will be released in cinemas on November 8, 2024. The next MCU film, the last of Phase IV, is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and will be released on November 9, 2022 in our theaters.