When the Disney-Fox deal completed, everyone immediately wanted to know when we’d see the Fantastic Four and X-Men in the MCU. Kevin Feige has publicly said it’ll be a “very long time” for the X-Men, as they don’t factor into the five-year plan they’re working off of, but he was specific in mentioning the Mutants. He hasn’t commented on Marvel’s First Family.
Today The GWW is reporting that Marvel is targeting a 2022 release date for the MCU Fantastic Four reboot. I can back up their report as I have heard from two separate and independent sources that they are targeting a release around that year. It’s said to be a pretty high priority within Marvel Studios due to what the title means to the company. Fantastic Four was Stan Lee’s first superhero creation in the 1960s and kicked off the Marvel we know today.
Marvel is said to have an in-house director ready with a pitch, which is set in the 1960s and skips the origin of the famous heroes. The GWW’s report says they believe it to be Peyton Reed, which would make a lot of sense as back in 2003 he pitched a 60’s Fantastic Four movie to Fox prior to them making the Tim Story version.
There are currently three MCU movies set for release in 2022, and the July 29th date (which normally would be an Ant-Man movie) seems to make a lot of sense for the debut of Marvel’s First Family in the MCU.
Kevin Feige is expected to reveal at least a few years of MCU movies in Hall H at San Diego Comic Con next month. Just a Fantastic Four logo on the screen would be enough to “win” that Hall for yet another year.