September 24, 2022

Jeff Kaplan (no, not the Overwatch guy) and Ian Springer are reportedly head writers for Marvel’s upcoming Fantastic Four movie.

Reported Deadline, the duo has apparently been attached to the project for some time, working with Marvel boss Kevin Feige to fit the film into the wider scope of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kaplan and Springer are also working together on the Warner Bros.’ Disaster Wedding.

WandaVision’s Matt Shakman will direct Fantastic Four, after Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts dropped out of the project. According to the report, Shakman, Kaplan and Springer are aligning their visions for the film before production.

The Fantastic Four is set to be a big moment for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we recently learned that the film will kick off Phase 6 of the MCU when it launches on November 8, 2024. Phase 6 will conclude with Avengers: Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars, bring the MCU’s Multiverse Saga to a close.

We don’t know much about the plot of Fantastic Four, other than the fact that Feige has said that it won’t be an origin story. For more on the Fantastic Four, check out five villains who could appear in the film.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has more than six years of experience in the gaming industry with features on IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine, and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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