Marvel Studios‘ Comic-Con panel has confirmed that we will indeed be seeing The Fantastic Four enter the MCU!
As the studio’s panel came to a close, President Kevin Feige revealed a slew of projects that they were unable to fully discuss at the panel, but confirmed that one of them is in fact The Fantastic Four. No further details such as casting, screenwriter, or director were announced, but the film is officially in development.
Loosely based on Marvel’s “Ultimate Fantastic Four” comic series, the previous Fantastic Four film from 2015 was mired in controversy from the start, including a controversial tweet from director Josh Trank sent the day the film opened, lamenting the quality of the final cut. The film went on to gross just $56 million at the domestic box office with a global total of $167 million. It reportedly cost about $120 million to make.
Fantastic Four starred Miles Teller as Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), Kate Mara as Sue Storm (The Invisible Woman), Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm (The Human Torch), Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm (The Thing), Toby Kebbell as Victor Von Doom, Reg E. Cathey (“The Wire”) as Dr. Franklin Storm and Tim Blake Nelson.
Previous to this version Tim Story directed two big budget versions, 2005’s Fantastic Four and 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, which grossed a combined $619 million worldwide. Roger Corman infamously produced a completed-but-shelved version of The Fantastic Four in 1994 which was never meant to be seen and was only made to secure the rights for a future version, though bootlegs widely exist.
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