If you are a Marvel fan then you should know what Fantastic Four is. But if you are not aware then do know that Fantastic Four is a team of superheroes who received their powers during an accident. During that accident, they got exposed to cosmic radiation and that is how they gained their powers.
The Fantastic Four team consists of four members. Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), Sue Storm (Invisible Girl), Johnny Storm (Human Torch), and Ben Grimm (The Thing) are those four members. Ever since the group received their powers, they have stuck together to defend Earth from intergalactic threats.
Will Fantastic Four Join the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
After a long wait, Fantastic Four is finally joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. During the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studio head Kevin Feige announced that "Fantastic Four" will mark the beginning of Phase 6 of the MCU.
Since Disney didn't own the rights to Fantastic Four, we were not able to see the Fantastic Four in MCU. However, things have changed in the past few years. As of March 2019, Disney finally acquired 21st Century Fox. And this is why Fantastic Four is set to join the MCU.
Who will Direct the Fantastic Four Film in Marvel Cinematic Universe?
At the initial stage, it got reported that MCU's Spider-Man trilogy director Jon Watts would be the one to direct the Fantastic Four film. However, he stepped down from that responsibility in April of 2022.
Later in August of 2022, Wandavisiondirector Matt Shakman got tasked to direct the Fantastic Four film. It will be great to see whether Shakman can give justice to the Fantastic Four or not.
When will New Fantastic Four Film be released?
As per the announcement in 2022 San Diego Comic-Con, the Fantastic Four film will hit the cinemas on 8th November 2024.
Who will be the New Fantastic Four Cast in Marvel Cinematic Universe?
As of now, no one has officially been cast for the new Fantastic Four film. However, persistent rumors about the frontrunners for the roles continue to circulate.
For example, Youactor Penn Badgley has emerged on the internet. He is set to portray the role of Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic in MCU. Other frontrunners for the role of Reed Richards are John David Washington and Dan Stevens.
Likewise, Lily James and Samara Weaving are popular choices to portray the role of Sue Storm, aka Invisible Girl. As for the role of Johnny Storm, aka Human Torch, Zac Effron and Anthony Ramos lead the odds.
Talking about Ben Grimm, aka the Thing, Stephen Graham and Dean Norris are top picks. Since there isn't any official announcement regarding the cast of the new Fantastic Four film, we just have to wait. Once an official confirmation comes out, we will find out whether our prediction ended up being right or not.
Will this be the First Fantastic Four Film?
There have been multiple Fantastic Four films outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, Fantastic Four will make its official entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the release of this film.
Outside of Marvel Cinematic Universe, there was an unreleased 1994 version and a 2005 version. The 2005 version of Fantastic Four had a good star cast such as Chris Evans, Jessica Alba, and Ioan Gruffudd. This film even got a sequel back in 2007.
Later in 2015, Fox came up with a new Fantastic Four film. However, it didn't go well. Since then, we didn't see anything regarding the Fantastic Four until "Doctor Strange in Multiverse of Madness".
Reed Richards made a cameo in the film. However, this version of Reed Richards was not from Earth-616. John Krasinski portrayed Reed Richards in that film.
Will John Krasinski Reprise his Role as Reed Richards for Fantastic Four Film?
The sequel to Doctor Strange film promised appearance from several characters. And it is fair to say that it didn't disappoint totally. To everyone's surprise, John Krasinski appeared as the smartest man alive. However, the question remains whether he will reprise his role for the Fantastic Four film or not.
Even though John Krasinski appeared for just a brief moment. Fans totally loved his portrayal of Reed Richards. Since then fans started believing that he will reprise his role. On top of that, Krasinski's wife Emily Blunt was one of the rumored actresses for the role of Sue Storm as well.
All of these rumors brought a lot of attention. But as per new reports, John Krasinski is probably not going to reprise his role. This also suggests that Emily Blunt won't take the role of Invisible Girl.
How many Fantastic Four Movies are there?
There are four Fantastic Four movies until now. You guys might not be aware of this but there was a Fantastic Four film which was supposed to air in 1994. However, an intervention from Marvel executive Avi Arad stopped Fantastic Four 1994 in its track.
Let's have a look at the rest of the Fantastic Four films.
Fantastic Four (2005)
Fantastic Four is an American superhero film based on the characters from the Marvel comics which was released in 2005. This version of Fantastic Four got directed by Tim Story. This was the first live-action Fantastic Four film. However, this film was not able to gain a positive response from the audience as well as the critics.
In this film, we were able to see the origin story of the Fantastic Four. Not only them, but we got the opportunity to see Victor Von Doom as well. The following list shows the cast of Fantastic Four (2005):
Ioan Gruffudd portrays Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic
Jessica Alba portrays Susan Storm, aka Invisible Woman
The storyline of this film follows the Fantastic Four and Doctor Doom. They confront and later, team up with the Silver Surfer to save Earth from Galactus. The following list shows the cast of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007):
Ioan Gruffudd portrays Reed Richards, aka Mister Fantastic
Jessica Alba portrays Susan Storm, aka Invisible Woman
Julian McMahon portrays Victor Von Doom, aka Doctor Doom
Doug Jones portrays the Silver Surfer whereas Laurence Fishburne provides the voice of the Surfer
Fantastic Four (2015)
Fantastic Four (2015) is the reboot of the Fantastic Four film which was released back in 2015. Josh Trank is the director of this film. Whereas Jeremy Slater and Simon Kinberg are the writers behind the screenplay.
The storyline of this film follows another origin story of the Fantastic Four and Doctor Doom. The following list shows the cast of Fantastic Four (2015):
Miles Teller portrays Reed Richards, aka Mister Fantastic
Michael B. Jordan portrays Johnny Storm, aka Human Torch
The chances of the former cast reprising their role are there. Apart from Chris Evans and Michael B. Jordan, everyone has a higher chance of reprising their role. But it is up to Marvel Studios to decide regarding the cast.
As you know, Chris Evans and Michael B. Jordan have already cemented their legacy in MCU as different characters. That is why the chances for them to return to Fantastic Four are quite less. However, nothing can be said about others.
The Future of Fantastic Four in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
The future of the Fantastic Four looks to be in safe hands. After acquiring the rights, Fantastic Four is all set to join MCU. No doubt, it will be great to watch Fantastic Four join sides with other characters from MCU.
Will Fantastic Four Film Lead to Avengers: Secret Wars?
If you have read Fantastic Four comics then you know who is responsible for the Secret Wars. Well, if you are not aware then know that it is Doctor Doom who is responsible for the Secret Wars.
Marvel Studios have already announced that we will be getting "Avengers: Secret Wars" in the near future. It is no secret that Doctor Doom will make his way into MCU as well.