During the Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con, fans were treated to some news regarding the upcoming MCU version of the Fantastic Four, Marvel’s First Family.
The upcoming Fantastic Four film will be the first film in Marvel’s Phase 6, which is now being called part of “The Multiverse Saga” along with Phases 4 and 5. Fantastic Four is officially out November 8, 2024, so it is still two-plus years away from releasing. No casting news was revealed, so who will be in the film is still a mystery.
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Check out the Fantastic Four announcement below:
Just announced in Hall H:
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 24, 2022
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Loosely based on Marvel’s Ultimate Fantastic Four comic series, the previous Fantastic Four film from 2015 which starred Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan was mired in controversy from the start, including a controversial tweet from director Josh Trank sent the day the film opened, lamenting the quality of the final cut. The film went on to gross just $56 million at the domestic box office with a global total of $167 million. It reportedly cost about $120 million to make.
Previous to this version Tim Story directed two big-budget versions, 2005’s Fantastic Four and 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, which grossed a combined $619 million worldwide. Roger Corman infamously produced a completed-but-shelved version of The Fantastic Four in 1994 which was never meant to be seen and was only made to secure the rights for a future version, though bootlegs widely exist.