Jeff Kaplan (no, not the Overwatch guy) and Ian Springer are the head writers on Marvel’s upcoming Fantastic Four movie.
Reported by Last dateWorking with Marvel boss Kevin Feige to fit the film into the broader Marvel Cinematic Universe, the pair have apparently been involved with the project for some time. Kaplan and Springer are teaming up to write Warner Bros.’ Disaster marriage.
WandaVision’s Matt Shakman will direct Fantastic Four, after Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts stepped down from the project. According to reports, Shakman, Kaplan and Springer are aligning their visions ahead of the movie’s production.
Fantastic Four is set to be a big moment for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as we recently learned that the movie will kick off Phase 6 of the MCU when it launches on November 8, 2024. Phase 6 will conclude with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars, bringing the MCU’s multiverse saga to a close.
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We don’t know much about the plot of Fantastic Four, beyond the fact that Feige said it won’t be an origin story. For more on the Fantastic Four, check out five villains who may appear in the movie.
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