The Fantastic Four movie already has a release date, but when will they be officially presented?
The Fantastic Four movie now officially has a release date, set for November 8, 2024. More than 18 months after the film was first announced to be in development during Disney Investor Day in 2020, this new movie will be the first release of Phase 6, as the MCU moves towards an all-out multiversal war. But taking into account that Marvel Studios usually present their characters in other productions, the question is, when will they be presented? One character has already been presented, with John Krasinski’s Mr. Fantastic along with the Illuminati in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness of this year. Deliberations are still taking place at Marvel Studios, however, about whether to cast Krasinski as the MCU’s Earth-616 version of Reed Richards, or have we just been presented with a multiversal variant of the character.
Here are 4 UCM projects in which they could present the Fantastic Four
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17, 2023)
Andy Park Marvel Studios will have the opportunity to explore the quantum realm deeper than ever before in Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly’s third Ant-Man movie, appropriately subtitled Quantumania. With some major plot points and story details in this massive sequel, it might be the best opportunity to introduce the Fantastic Four. Often dealing with outer space and the Quantum Realm in their comic book adventures, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, could feature Marvel’s first Family trapped in the Quantum Realm, especially with his solo movie confirmed to avoid his origin story. This could be a way for the MCU to easily incorporate them into the existing narrative without a lengthy explanation of where they’ve been all this time. Also of note is that this movie’s main villain, Kang the Conqueror, has some notable tie-ins. with Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four in the comics. Kang is also known as Nathaniel Richards, with the main version being a 31st-century descendant of Reed, which Marvel Studios could easily use to add more drama and excitement to that hero/villain relationship in future films. Loki 2 (Summer 2023)
Disney+ Loki Season 1 introduced fans to the MCU Multiverse for the first time and also ended the series with a variant of Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror, the One Who Remains. Given the themes and characters featured in this series, who’s to say the Fantastic Four couldn’t make their MCU debut on the Disney+ series? First and foremost is the fact that the team has a major connection to The which remains, as the original Kang, Nathaniel Richards, is a descendant of Fantastic Four team leader Reed Richards. That variant confirmed that he was a 31st century version of a scientist just like Nathaniel in the comics, lending credence to that relationship existing in the MCU as well. Additionally, the series explored the concept of alternate universes, leading to the idea that the Fantastic Four might be trapped somewhere in the vast, uncharted Multiverse. Kang could potentially be keeping them trapped and out of the “Sacred Timeline” as part of his plan for multiversal domination, and Season 2 may give the God of Deception a chance to find them as he tries to help the Time Variation Authority. to clean up the mess of the first season fallout. While details about the plot of Loki’s second season remain under wraps, some of the first images from the London shoot have recently leaked. The Marvels (July 28, 2023)
The Marvels (Captain Marvel 2) The Fantastic Four are well known for spending a lot of time both on Earth and traveling the cosmos, much like The Marvels main character Captain Marvel. Carol Danvers has had a few appearances in the comics alongside Marvel’s First Family, which could end up coming to fruition on the big screen as well. The Marvels will almost certainly take its three main stars into outer space, with Kamala Khan. switching places with Carol in Ms. Marvel and Monica Rambeau seemingly exiting Earth’s atmosphere after WandaVision. With the Fantastic Four now confirmed to make their Phase 6 debut, there’s a golden opportunity to include them in a sequel to Marvel’s blockbuster. Aside from those obvious points, there’s still the unanswered question of who is the “engineer”? aerospace” from WandaVision, who could still turn out to be Reed Richards if Marvel goes that route with Monica. After so much theory during its premiere, there is no way to predict if it will happen, but there is also no way to definitively deny that Reed and his team could appear with that connection still in play. Thunderbolts (July 26, 2024)
The Thunderbolts and the Fantastic Four aren’t teams that would normally be associated with each other, one is a team of secret supervillains working for the government and the other is… well, the Fantastic Four. But there’s one important aspect to both of their releases that could line up Marvel’s First Family for an appearance in this film: the MCU’s hallowed timeline. At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige , confirmed that Thunderbolts would be the film that would close Phase 5 of the MCU, with The Fantastic Four kicking off Phase 6 just over three months later in 2024. Seeing as these two films will unite the middle and final Phases of the Multiverse Saga, it would apparently make sense to feature a team as big as the Fantastic Four in the movie preceding their own solo movie. In all likelihood, this option would feature the team during one of the Thunderbolts post-credits scenes, continuing the same trend as with Captain Marvel in Avengers: Infinity War or Blade’s line of dialogue in Eternals. The Fantastic Four would be easily the biggest characters in the MCU to make that kind of appearance, which could see Marvel Studios pushing for them to be featured in this form. When will the Fantastic Four join the MCU? No new additions to the MCU since Spider-Man has garnered as much fan attention as the Fantastic Four, particularly since Marvel Studios regained the rights. And even if the team doesn’t make a full MCU appearance before their Phase 6 solo movie, The Multiverse and the Cosmos seem to be the group’s easiest entry points into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but they might as well just join him. in a post-credits scene before his movie. No matter which option Marvel chooses, The Fantastic Four will be a force to be reckoned with when they finally make their debut alongside Marvel’s greatest heroes and villains, and some great allies to The Avengers in Phase 6. in theaters November 8, 2024.