The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a vast expansion of hard-to-follow characters as the timelines merge. A new report indicates that the apparent lack of The Fantastic Four was due to them being in space, i.e. the next movie would be set in space and very little of Earth would be shown for the duration of the movie, making it a science -fiction.
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Where was the The Fantastic Four crew?
After the Eternals The trailer debuted in 2021, leaving fans wondering where they were when Thanos wiped out half the universe. Although the movie ultimately answered the question (they weren’t allowed to help unless deviants were involved), this theory was still hard for some people to believe.
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So far, details of the upcoming Fantastic Four movie have been kept under wraps. With the recent announcement that Matt Shakman is in talks to direct the film, there could be some changes to the script. However, a report from Cultivation of moths states that the team of superhumans were in space most of the time. It is reported that Matt Shakman left an upcoming star trek movie to join Marvel and direct this one.
The details are starting to unfold
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The only thing confirmed for the next The Fantastic Four movie is that it’s not a reboot. According to Kevin Feige, he’s had enough of reboots and the same story getting old over and over again. Therefore, the movie will either pick up where it left off all these years or it will pick up from a random timeline and expect audiences to pick up on it as it goes.
So far, it has been reported that Matt Shakman will likely helm the project as director while no cast has been disclosed to the public. John Krasinski was named fan service in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness by Kevin Feige but it seems people want him back as Reed Richards in the next movie!
The next The Fantastic Four The film is slated for a November 8, 2024 release date and will officially kick off Phase 6 of the MCU.