The MCU has long since proven to be the on-screen standard for many of Marvel’s famous characters, and their interpretation of the Fantastic Four won’t be any different. That being said, Kevin Feige has frequently made a point to acknowledge the other Marvel-related films that included characters now synonymous with the franchise. This will be no different with “Fantastic Four,” as he told Entertainment Weekly. However, they hope to integrate everything that Marvel created the team to be while infusing it with MCU elements.
“Fantastic Four is the foundation for everything that came after in the comics,” said Feige. “There’s certainly been versions of it [on screen], but never inhabiting the storytelling of the MCU. And that’s something that is really exciting for us.”
From the sounds of it, there’s a strong chance that everything that the MCU will eventually be built around will involve the Fantastic Four in some way. This makes a ton of sense, as like Feige said, the team was largely responsible for establishing Marvel Comics as we know it. Having them just be secondary characters to the larger franchise would be a huge slap in the face to the brand that made the MCU such a powerful media entity. Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm deserve a great movie that does their lengthy comic history justice. Here’s to hoping the MCU can provide such a movie.
“Fantastic Four” is currently scheduled to soar into theaters on February 14, 2025.