During the Marvel Studios portion of their Investor Day event, Disney finally confirmed what fans have long been waiting to hear, as an official Fantastic Four film is in the works with Jon Watts — director of Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home — set to helm the project.
Despite launching the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2008, Marvel Studios didn’t obtain the rights to their First Family until Disney purchased 21st Century Fox back in 2019. Ever since that massive, industry-shifting acquisition, fans of the MCU have long been speculating about when and how the previously-Fox-owned characters — such as the Fantastic Four, Deadpool, and the X-Men — would make their debut in the franchise.
The MCU iteration will mark the third live-action version of the Fantastic Four, as the foursome previously appeared in 2005’s Fantastic Four and 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, both of which starred Chris Evans, Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd, and Michael Chiklis in the titular roles.
At this time, no casting announcements for the project have been made, although fans have been hoping for some time that John Krasinski and his wife Emily Blunt portray Reed Richards and Sue Storm, respectively.
We’ll be reacting to this news in-depth, and recapping the new episode of The Mandalorian, on tomorrow’s episode of the Post-Credit Podcast, so make sure to subscribe and check that out.