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The upcoming Fantastic Four MCU movie will not be an origin story

by Stewart Cole

San Diego Comic-Con 2022 was a treat for Marvel fans who were excited to find out what they can expect in Phase 5 and Phase 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Among the many announcements made by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige – including two big ones Avengers movie theater, The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars – A movie fans have been dying to see is new The fantastic four film.

Fantastic Four was previously brought to life by Fox in 2005 and 2007. It starred Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Ioan Gruffudd and Michael Chiklis as the heroes. In 2015, director Josh Trank released his own version and it was a box office disaster.

Feige promised that the Marvel Studios version will be different and that unlike previous iterations, it will not be an origin film. He compared Marvel’s new take on the heroes to its deal with Sony to bring Spider-Man into the MCU.

Many people know this origin story. Many people know the basics. How do we take that and bring something they’ve never seen before?’ Feige said. “We’ve set a very high bar for ourselves by bringing it to the screen.”

Marvel is usually tight-lipped when it comes to revealing upcoming projects, but Feige seemed generous during his presentation. Maybe, Marvel is feeling a little pressure from the fans. Avengers: Endgame set box office records, including for a time being the highest-grossing film of all time. While Marvel’s latest Thor: Love and Thunder and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness have made a lot of money, Phase 4 was a bit of a hit and didn’t generate the same hype or excitement that Phase 3 brought. This is even after the introduction of new characters like Oscar Isaac’s Moon Knight, Iman Vellani’s Ms Marvel and soon Tatiana Maslany’s She-Hulk.

Kevin Feige

According to Feige, future phases of the MCU will continue this trajectory of introducing new characters and continue to evolve and reshape the MCU as we know it.

“It’s about bringing back the MCU and meeting all these new characters,” Feige said of the goal of the Marvel movies.

Feige also revealed that the The fantastic four The film is currently slated for release on November 8, 2024. While no director or cast has been announced, John Krasinski, who played Reed Richards/Mr Fantastic in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has teased the possibility of his return.

While chatting with talk show host Jimmy Fallon about Marvel Studios’ announcements at San Diego Comic-Con, Krasinski admitted he couldn’t say anything about the upcoming The fantastic four film. He joked that he was desperate for information about the film, but said he wouldn’t know anything until “right before (they’re) ready to shoot.”

Fallon also brought up rumors about Krasinski’s wife Emily Blunt playing the MCU’s Sue Storm. As Krasinski was about to reveal something about the film, he pretended to be shot by an arrow and die as the crowd erupted in laughter.

As usual, fans will just have to wait and see. Fortunately, the wait won’t be too long, as fans can expect footage and more secrets to be revealed when Marvel returns to the scene in D23 on September 9.

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