At Disney’s Investor Day today, The Walt Disney Company announced numerous new projects coming to both Disney+ and the box office, including Walt Disney Studios, Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, and National Geographic projects.
Marvel fans are losing their minds over Marvel Studios’ confirmation of a brand-new Fantastic Four movie. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige excitedly announced the project is lead by Spider-Man: Homecoming and 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
While there’s no information related to the film except Jon Watts’s name attached as director and the new logo, but Marvel’s news is thrilling given Marvel’s rocking past with the franchise. Fantastic Four has received four (funny enough) previous film adaptations by 20th Century Fox, but none could gain the traction as Marvel’s other films like Iron Man or Thor.
Nonetheless, this is great news as many Marvel fans began wondering if The Fantastic Four would ever join the MCU. With the 20th Century Fox/Disney merger in 2019, Marvel fans hoped the X-Men (which weren’t mentioned in today’s Investor Call), Deadpool, and the Fantastic Four would somehow make it into Avengers: Endgame or even in Spider-Man 3.
While there was no further information on Fantastic Four, we’re in for a treat as Jon Watts has transformed the way Marvel tells stories of beloved superheroes.
Many Marvel fans are beginning to speculate how the villain in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, Kang the Conquerer, could be the catalyst for the Fantastic Four’s entry into the MCU. If reports are accurate, Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man could be the first MCU character the four superheroes interact with and welcome them into the rebuilt Avengers team.
There’s no confirmed release date for The Fantastic Four, but hopefully, it will come out alongside Ant-Man: Quantumania, a film that promises “mania” within the Quantum Realm.
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