The Disney-Fox aquisition is complete and Phase 5 of Marvel has already kicked off
Kevin Feige has officially confirmed Marvel Studios’ Fanstastic Four in Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie will be directed by Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts. The movie had belonged to 20th Century Fox for many years, similar to X-Men and Deadpool. The movie rights was acquired by Marvel Studios last year with the finalization of the deal for Disney to acquire Fox’s movie and TV assets. However, the project wasn’t started until the deal was fully over.
The past movies
Fox released 3 Fantastic Four films in the past, with the first one landing in 2005. The movie did well, even though the characters were somewhat goofier than their comic counterparts. But it still was a hit and led to Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer in 2007. However, that wasn’t much of a hit, and in 2015, Fox rebooted the franchise and introduced a new cast. But that was such a huge flop that they didn’t attempt anything afterwards. Feige first teased the project at San Diego Comic-con in 2019 and finally it’s confirmed, with the official logo being released on Marvel’s social media platforms.
Watts was roped in as he had been working closely with Marvel Studios for the last few years, and had directed the two Spider-Man films starring Tom Holland. His next project is Spider-Man 3 which is currently being filmed and is rumoured to start the Spider-Verse, with past Spider-Men such as Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield set to star.
We are as excited as the fans to see who Marvel Studios will hire as the screenwriter and who they will cast. We won’t be getting much news until the latter half of 2021.