Ever since Marvel Studios officially confirmed that they are working on a new Fantastic Four movie as part of the MCU, fans have been very excited to see what their take on the First Family will be and how they will play into the overarching mythology of the MCU.
For the past several months, the film underwent some behind-the-scenes changes, particularly in its director as Spider-Man's Jon Watts was originally tapped to helm before he exited and was replaced by WandaVision's Matt Shakman. We've also heard several casting rumors that haven't been confirmed yet even until today.
In a recent interview with TheWrap, Shakman gave some exciting filming updates on the Fantastic Four project where he revealed that the film is currently set to begin production in early 2024 or around a year from now.
He also discussed some details about what we can look forward to on his take on the MCU iteration of the Fantastic Four and why he decided to take the job.
"It’s really a family there and to be able to go back and tackle something that I truly love, and they’re very similar in some ways: they both were launched in the ’60s at the same time, they’re both about optimism and looking to the stars and technology can solve everything and they’re about family too — the family you have, the family you make," he said.
"So they’re aligned in many ways and speak to my heart and equally, so I’m excited to be working on Fantastic Four."
While Shakman didn't provide information in terms of the plot and casting, it is still exciting nonetheless that he revealed that they are going to start filming by early next year which also means that it is guaranteed that we will hear some casting news in the next several months as they're currently prepping for it.
We should be hearing more news and updates about the project in the next few months as Marvel Studios is currently deep into working on their highly-anticipated take on the First Family.
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Fantastic Four is slated for release in theaters on February 14, 2025. You can check more details about it here.