The filming update for the upcoming Marvel’s Fantastic Four has been revealed. The filming is expected to start in London on January 2024, as confirmed by THR. The film’s release date is scheduled for May 2, 2025, as a part of the first installment of the MCU’s Phase Six.
Matt Shakman is directing the film from a script by Josh Friedman. The film’s cast is not yet confirmed. As per The Direct, Marvel Studios is eyeing Adam Driver for the role of Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic and Margot Robbie for Sue Storm/Invisible Woman. However, the rumors are not yet confirmed, and it will happen in a few weeks.
According to Marvel President Kevin Feige, the Fantastic Four film will not have an origin story. He said (via THR), “A lot of people know this origin story. A lot of people know the basics. How do we take that and bring something that they’ve never seen before?” Feige added, “We’ve set a very high bar for ourselves with bringing that to the screen.”
In Marvel Comics, the Fantastic Four team consists of four members: Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards), the Invisible Woman (Susan Storm), the Human Torch (Johnny Storm), and the Thing (Ben Grimm). They got superpowers after being exposed to cosmic rays during a space mission, which granted them extraordinary abilities. Mr. Fantastic gained the power to stretch his body to incredible lengths; the Invisible Woman can render herself and others invisible; the Human Torch can control and generate fire; and the Thing possesses superhuman strength and a durable rocky exterior.
The film is produced by Kevin Feige, Grant Curtis, and Nick Pepin. Marvel Studios will release the Fantastic Four worldwide on May 2, 2025.
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