Ever since the Fox merger with Disney back in 2017, many Marvel fans were anticipating the arrival of many of Marvel characters from the Fox movies into the MCU. Particularly, fans have been wanting the iconic Fantastic Four to be in the Marvel Universe especially after the disappointment of the previous films. Now, fans finally have their wish as The Fantastic Four is now in development from Spider-Man: Far From Home director, Jon Watts.
Jon Watts will direct the new feature film for Marvel's First Family, Fantastic Four! pic.twitter.com/Eu26ghxbGT
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) December 11, 2020
The announcement of the film was made by Kevin Feige during the Disney investor meeting of 2020. The Fantastic Four is set to be one of the big films for Marvel Phase 4. This was a longtime coming with many fans hoping for these characters inclusion with them being such a huge part of Marvel’s history. Being some of the first characters created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, fans will be ecstatic to finally witness these characters interact with the other lovable heroes of the MCU.
No word on who will play as these characters in the upcoming film as it is still in the early stages of development. Though with the lackluster Fantastic Four movies over the years, including the infamous one from 2015, many are now hopeful that the famous comic book superhero family will finally get a proper film adaptation later down the line. Along with hopefully a proper film version of one of the most recognizable Marvel villains with Doctor Doom. Fans have plenty to look forward to this time around.
There’s been no confirmation on when the film will be released.