Deadline reports that Marvel Studios has now found its writers for its new Fantastic Four movie. Jeff Kaplan – not to be confused with former Blizzard member Jeff Kaplan – and Ian Springer are heading to the Baxter Building as they prepare to write the script for the highly anticipated film.
Deadline’s sources also added that Kaplan and Springer have been involved with the film for some time, even before Matt Shakman was signed on to direct. What’s more, the duo helped determine where this next series of films would fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe alongside Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
News of Shakman signing on as director was reported by Deadline before it was confirmed at this year’s D23 Expo. Kaplan and Springer are still somewhat newcomers to the industry with the team mostly known for the 2013 indie comedy Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship.
A new Fantastic Four movie will potentially kick off Phase 6, premiering on November 8, 2024. It will be followed by two Avengers movies, Avengers: Kang Dynasty on May 2 of that year and Avengers: Secret Wars six months later.
As for the cast of the film, it is yet to be announced but there are rumors that a few big stars will be attached, but nothing has been confirmed yet and we are still far away from any announcements in this regard.
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