Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced at San Diego Comic-Con that Fantastic four the movie would start Phase 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’ve seen Reed Richards, Sue Richards, Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm become the Fantastic Four on the big screen before, twice in fact, but Kevin Feige told THR that Marvel’s Fantastic four movie wouldn’t be another origin story.
“Many people know this origin story,Kevin Feige said. “Many people know the basics. How do we take that and bring something they’ve never seen before?“Since the Fantastic Four have decades of history behind them, Feige admitted,”We set a very high bar for ourselves in bringing it to the screen.“The origin of the Fantastic Four has played out in film form twice before, first in Tim Story’s Fantastic four in 2005 and again in Josh Trank’s 2015 Fantastic four. With the characters now set to join the MCU, I don’t think we need another whole movie dealing with the team’s origins, so I’m totally fine with Feige skipping that particular aspect.
Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts was originally tapped to direct Fantastic four movie for Marvel, but he dropped out earlier this year after realizing he needed a break after directing three Spider Man film back to back. Watts said, “Making three Spider-Man movies was an incredible and life-changing experience for me. I am eternally grateful to have been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for seven years. I hope we will work together again and I can’t wait to see the amazing vision for Fantastic four brought to life.” As for his replacement, no one has been announced yet, but reports have claimed that Kevin Feige is looking at some big names to take the gig so he can be more hands-off. Fantastic four coming to the cinema 8 November 2024.
What do you think about Marvel’s Fantastic Four movie skipping over (or minimizing) the team’s origins?