It was revealed at the Disney Investor Day event that a Fantastic Four movie is in development, with none other than Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home’s Jon Watts helming the film.
The Fantastic Four are a fictional superhero team appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The group debuted in Fantastic Four #1 (cover dated Nov. 1961), which helped to usher in a new level of realism in the medium. The Fantastic Four was the first superhero team created by artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby and editor/co-plotter Stan Lee, who developed a collaborative approach to creating comics with this title that they would use from then on.
The four individuals traditionally associated with the Fantastic Four, who gained superpowers after exposure to cosmic rays during a scientific mission to outer space, are:
- Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards), a scientific genius and the leader of the group, who can stretch his body into incredible lengths and shapes
- The Invisible Woman (Susan “Sue” Storm), who eventually married Reed, who can render herself invisible and later project powerful invisible force fields
- The Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Sue’s younger brother, who can generate flames, surround himself with them and fly
- The monstrous Thing (Ben Grimm), their grumpy but benevolent friend, a former college football star and Reed’s college roommate as well as a good pilot, who possesses tremendous superhuman strength, durability, and endurance due to the nature of his stone-like flesh.
Jon Watts is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero films Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home. He also directed and co-wrote films Clown, Cop Car, and directed numerous episodes of the parody television news series Onion News Network.
Details on the film are currently being kept under wraps, though a 2021-2022 production start date is expected.