Marvel Studios is set to release a Fantastic Four movie as part of Phase 6 of the MCU’s Multiverse Saga. The film is scheduled for May 2, 2025, but there have been delays due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strikes. The movie will be directed by Matt Shakman, known for his work on WandaVision and sitcoms. Shakman is expected to bring a balance of emotional storytelling and comedy to the project.
The cast for the Fantastic Four has not yet been decided, and rumors have been circulating about potential actors. However, casting is on hold due to the strikes. Previous actors who played the Fantastic Four characters in the Fox franchise, such as Chris Evans and Michael B. Jordan, are unlikely to reprise their roles in the MCU. There have been rumors about potential castings, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
It’s worth noting that John Krasinski appeared as a variant of Mister Fantastic in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but it is unclear if he will play the same character in the main timeline of the MCU.
The Fantastic Four movie will kick off Phase 6 of the MCU, following the release of Deadpool 3. It will be an important film in the overall Multiverse Saga and will set the stage for the next era of MCU stories. However, it is important to note that the release date and the order of Phase 6 films may still change in the coming years.
Marvel Studios has undergone some changes in terms of directors and writers for the Fantastic Four movie. Initially, Peyton Reed and Jon Watts were considered for the directing role, but Matt Shakman is now attached to the project. Josh Friedman has been brought in to rewrite the script.
Overall, while the release date and cast of the Fantastic Four movie are still uncertain, it is clear that Marvel Studios is working to bring the beloved superhero team into the MCU. Fans will have to wait patiently for more updates and announcements as production progresses.