During San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige revealed the Fantastic Four will kick off phase 6 in 2024. While nothing more was revealed on the project, The Hollywood Reporter was able to get an update from Feige.
While speaking with the trade, who says the studio is still actively looking for a director (despite rumors), Feige revealed that their adaptation on the Fantastic Four will not be an origin story, but something akin to what they did when they brought Spider-Man into the MCU. “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?” he continues, “We’ve set a very high bar for ourselves with bringing that to the screen.”
While there isn’t a director yet, some insider believe a cast has already been put together for the film. Marvel Studios has a panel at Disney’s bi-annual D23 Expo on September 10. It is expected that the studio will reveal the new director and cast at the event, along with a plethora of new surprises, which could also include Deadpool 3, The Mutants, and of course, the rest of phase 6.
Jon Watts (Spider-Man: No Way Home) was originally attached to direct the project. In April, Watts announced he was stepping away from the project, citing that he needs a break from comic book films. Ironically, he is now attached to helm another big blockbuster project, Star Wars: Skeleton Crew, announced last week during Star Wars Celebration.
Moon Knight producers Grant Curtis and Nick Pepin are currently working on Fantastic Four while the studio searches for a director.