Fantastic Four MCU: Release Date, Cast, Plot, and Everything You Need to Know

Discover all the details on the highly anticipated Fantastic Four film reboot, which is set to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Multiverse Saga. Opportunities to revive Marvel Comics characters whose earlier adaptations bombed multiply as the MCU grows, opening the door to even more characters from the comics.

Thanks to the Disney/Fox merger, Marvel now has the opportunity to include famous characters from Fox’s Marvel films in the MCU chronology. One such character is the Fantastic Four.

Fantastic Four MCU

The Fantastic Four did not make their official big-screen debut until 2005, after a 1994 version that became notorious for never being released. Fantastic Four, which originally detailed the team’s genesis tale and was directed by Tim Tale, had a sequel called Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer two years later.

In 2015, the ensemble received a makeover in a film directed by Josh Trank and simply called Fantastic Four. The Fantastic Four bombed at the box office and with critics, but the creative team is getting another go at it with the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 6 slate, and here’s all we know about the new Fantastic Four in the MCU.

Fantastic Four MCU Release Date

May 2, 2025, is when The Fantastic Four is set to be released. Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) creator Kevin Feige revealed the first film to be released as part of Marvel’s Phase Six, The Fantastic Four, during the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con.

The now-resolved actors’ strike undoubtedly slowed down certain parts of the film’s production, but director Matt Shakman assured Collider in October that the crew was allowed to continue working on effects and set design during the whole shoot. That bodes well for the film’s scheduled release, I suppose.

Fantastic Four MCU Cast

It seems like Pedro Pascal will be playing Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic, in the next Fantastic Four film. There have been rumors linking Matt Smith and Adam Driver to the part before Pascal supposedly decided to play it. Honestly, we could have gone with any of those three, and Pascal is sure to be fantastic.

Rumor has it that Vanessa Kirby will portray Sue Storm, despite speculation that Amanda Seyfried and Margot Robbie may play the Invisible Woman.

‘The Thing,’ played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach, is supposedly one of the film’s supporting characters. Nothing has been officially announced, although Daveed Diggs, who plays the lead role in Hamilton, was reportedly Shakman’s fantasy casting.

The most recent speculated Marvel Cinematic Universe cast for Fantastic Four is as follows:

  • Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards
  • Ebon Moss-Bachrach/Daveed Diggs as The Thing
  • Joe Keery/Paul Mescal as Johnny Storm
  • Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm
  • Anya Taylor-Joy as The Silver Surfer

Fantastic Four MCU Plot

Marvel is notorious for protecting movie secrets until the last possible moment; nevertheless, the studio seems to be taking extra precautions with the casting and narrative elements of its Fantastic Four revival.

Above, we said that Kevin Feige has confirmed that the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Fantastic Four would not be an origin narrative; nevertheless, at this time, no more details about the storyline have been revealed. Predicting the plot of The Fantastic Four is more difficult than it seems since neither the villain nor the hero has been revealed.

On the other hand, there are rumblings that the Fantastic Four plays a significant role in setting up the crossover events of the Multiverse Saga, such as The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars. This suggests that the movie may have a Kang variation, with Rama-Tut being the enemy that has to be vanquished.

Doctor Doom plays a significant part in the Secret Wars comic book plot, so it’s no surprise that numerous speculations and hypotheses suggest that the Fantastic Four may introduce this villain to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

No one will know anything about The Fantastic Four’s plot until the movie’s release date approaches, and even then, there will be plenty of surprises that are better left hidden until the big day arrives.

Fantastic Four MCU Director

The Fantastic Four will be directed by WandaVision alum Matt Shakman, as announced at D23. Jon Watts was already attached to helming Fantastic Four when it was revealed. For Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, the director helmed the critically acclaimed Spider-Man trilogy: Homecoming, Far From Home, and No Way Home. But now he says he’s out of the running for another superhero movie.

Fantastic Four MCU Trailer

When Fantastic Four finally hits theaters in 2025, we may look forward to seeing its debut teaser in the early months of that year. However, as shooting for the project has not yet started, no official teaser date has been set. Keep an eye out for promotional materials, such as trailers, a few months before the debut, because it is scheduled for May 2025.

Fantastic Four MCU Filming Status

If you’re looking for good news, this is it! The Wrap reports that Shakman confirmed to the news source that production on the new film would begin in the first quarter of 2024.

Where to watch Fantastic Four MCU?

The Fantastic Four will be available exclusively in theaters starting May 2, 2025. It will then most likely make its way to digital video on demand and Disney Plus for streaming. You may also expect a Blu-ray release since Marvel films have always had physical releases. However, if you’re looking for Marvel material right now, Disney Plus is the way to go.

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