Kevin Feige Explains How MCU's 'Fantastic Four' Will Not Be An Origin Storys

Kevin Feige Explains How MCU's 'Fantastic Four' Will Not Be An Origin Story

Since audiences already have an idea how the characters come upon their powers and who their main villain turns out to be, the film will focus on other narratives.

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Fans have been waiting endlessly to hear the phrases “Flame On!” and “It’s Cobbling Time” like it’s depending on their life. Well, not for long because Fantastic Four will be coming out soon. Announced at Hall H during the San Diego Comic-Con on July 24, 2022, the film is set to release on November 8, 2024. This film will be kicking off Phase 6, the last phase before the Multiverse Saga of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) concludes. 


While fans may have expected the 2005 and 2015 treatment of Fantastic Four where we find out how the squad got their powers, President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige shifts gears saying that the film will not be an origin story, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed. “A lot of people know this origin story. A lot of people know the basics. How do we take that and bring something that they’ve never seen before?” said Feige, who added that given the superteam launched the Marvel Comics universe back in 1961, “We’ve set a very high bar for ourselves with bringing that to the screen.”


Feige also explained how the movie will be getting the same kind of treatment the current Spider-Man trilogy received with us diving into the narrative already with an idea of what Spidey can do in the 616 Universe. Currently, all fans are expecting is a good adaptation of the characters and a good leader to guide the project in that direction. With Jon Watts stepping down from the project in April, the Studio is fervently looking for a new director to helm the film. 


The director hunt is not the only thing on people’s minds. John Krasinski recently appeared in the Doctor Strange sequel as the Fantastic Four lead Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) from the Illuminati. In that same sequence, we also see Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) inquiring about his wife (whom we assume is Sue Storm), possibly hinting for the Fantastic Four band to get back together. However, all these theories only seem plausible because Disney and 20th Century Fox were able to come to a landmark negotiation expanding the MCU to bring in new characters, especially the X-Men (Deadpool, they’re coming for you).


"The truth is, I'm excited for all of them. I'm excited, and it's not just the marquee names you know — there are hundreds of names on those documents, on those agreements," Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said in a 2019 interview with MTV News. "And the fact that Marvel is as close as we may ever get now to having access to all of the characters, is something I've been dreaming about for my almost 20 years at Marvel. And it's very exciting."


Clearly, with the multiverse broken open (again, thanks Sylvie and America Chavez), fans are likely to see these characters interact with different universe versions of them too. It may be entirely possible that we only see the Fantastic Four in another universe, a possibility that is equally exciting as it is confounding.