Marvel Studios’ adaptation of their First Family, the Fantastic Four, gets an encouraging update.
The Fantastic Four will soon be coming in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since the last film in that particular franchise released in 2015 and received negative reviews from fans and critics alike, many viewers have longed for Marvel Studios to adapt the iconic team. Dreams seemed to be coming true when Disney bought Fox Studios in late 2017, since Fox originally had the X-Men and Fantastic Four film rights. When Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced the studio would adapt Fantastic Four at Comic-Con 2021, fans exploded with joy.
Additionally, Feige revealed that Jon Watts, who directed Marvel Studios’ first Spider-Man film trilogy, would lead the adaptation. According to a recent Variety article showcasing Watts, Fantastic Four would likely be one of the next films he’d direct – not to mention that he will be producing Final Destination 6 for HBO Max. It’s also duly noted that Watts will direct a film for Apple TV starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt.
When Will We Get Fantastic Four?
But even with the success of Watts’s recent film, Spider-Man: No Way Home, there has not been a release date set yet for what could easily become the next most lucrative franchise in the MCU.
In October of 2021, Marvel Studios pushed back or delayed the release of their upcoming films. Those films include Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Marvels, and Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania. Additionally, two untitled films in the Phase 4 slate got removed. However, the studio did announce an untitled movie for release on November 3, 2023. This film slated in 2023 could potentially be Fantastic Four.
With high demand from fans, it won’t be a surprise if Marvel’s First Family makes their cinematic appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe sooner than later. Hopefully, soon we can see Invisible Woman, The Thing, Human Torch, and Mr. Fantastic make their appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With No Way Home being a global success, Marvel might make Fantastic Four one of their biggest priorities since Watts will be directing the film. Fantastic Four will be part of Marvel Studios’ Phase Four.