FANTASTIC FOUR: Marvel Studios Just Started Meeting With Writers; Won't Be Shooting For A While

FANTASTIC FOUR: Marvel Studios Just Started Meeting With Writers; Won't Be Shooting For A While FANTASTIC FOUR: Marvel Studios Just Started Meeting With Writers; Won't Be Shooting For A While

Some of you may want to pump your outrage brakes a bit as we have an update on that Jennifer Lawrence/Fantastic Four rumor. A reliable source has since revealed that Marvel just started meeting writers.

By RohanPatel - Feb 20, 2021 09:02 PM EST
Filed Under: Fantastic Four
Source: Justin Kroll (Deadline)

Earlier this evening, a major rumor hit the interwebs which claimed that Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: Days of Future PastX-Men: Apocalypse) had been cast in Marvel Studios' Fantastic Four, and that she was set to arrive in Australia next month to begin filming.

Now, while no official source has debunked the report just yet, Deadline ace Justin Kroll has commented on the rumor. He reveals that there's no script in place for the film and that Marvel Studios only just began meeting with writers this month, meaning that it's going to be a while before they actually start filming. Plus, director Jon Watts is currently busy shooting Marvel Studios/Sony Pictures' Spider-Man 3 and will be deep into post-production on that for the majority of this year.

However, curiously enough, the always-reliable Kroll doesn't outright deny The Daily Telegraph report, which might suggest that there could be some validity to this potential blockbuster story.

Lawrence, fresh off wrapping Adam McKay's Don't Look Up, isn't expected to begin filming either Mob Girl or Bad Blood imminently, so she does have an opening in her schedule at the moment, and while she's unlikely to be heading anywhere to film Fantastic Four next month, there is another major Marvel blockbuster busy filming Down Under right now: Taika Waititi's Thor: Love and Thunder - is there a chance she has a role in that? 

While Sue Storm has been the prevailing theory, she also fits the bill for Enchantress, although since that character has been rumored to appear in Loki, we should be able to rule out that possibility in just a few months. 

Regardless, if there's truth to any of this and she is playing a member of Marvel's First Family, the most probable outcome is that Marvel Studios might be filming a top-secret post-credits tag, which would make the most sense. It should also be noted that this wouldn't be the first time Marvel Studios has secured an Academy Award-winning star before finalizing a script, something they previously did with Brie Larson for Captain Marvel and more recently with Mahershala Ali for their upcoming Blade reboot.  

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inkniron - 2/20/2021, 9:50 PM
Brunnhilde confirmed!

you know i kid. She's obviously Beta Ray Billie
YonnyLayna - 2/20/2021, 9:54 PM
The only measure of how good a comickbook movie is, its how people respond to that same director being atached to another proyect.
Spock0Clock - 2/21/2021, 3:00 AM
@YonnyLayna - While that's clever, I don't think I agree. X-Men 1 is a genuinely good movie, especially for its time and budget, but I wouldn't want Singer anywhere near anything of value ever again. Wonder Woman 1984 had some substantial problems, but I wouldn't hesitate to trust Jenkins (with a good script).

And in Watts' case, we don't fully know how much he's being held back by the split-custody with Sony (not to imply that it's a huge amount, I mean we literally don't know). Feige and Watts may have an alchemy to them that they want to explore without a third party in the room (no homo).

(Ok, fine, maybe some homo.)
JFerguson - 2/20/2021, 9:57 PM
Yeah! Take that casting back Daily Mail!

PantherKing - 2/20/2021, 9:59 PM
To the daily mail
ATrueHero1987 - 2/20/2021, 10:03 PM
My main request for this movie...Make Mole Man the villain and set during present times!
noahthegrand - 2/20/2021, 10:11 PM
Hehehe

Spock0Clock - 2/21/2021, 2:32 AM
@noahthegrand - Perfection.
dracula - 2/20/2021, 10:27 PM
Save Doctor Doom for the 3rd movie

Save Galactice and Silver Surfer for the 4th movie

For the first movie do Moleman, second movie do Namor
marvel72 - 2/21/2021, 4:29 AM
@dracula -

Fantastic Four - Mole Man
Fantastic Four 2 - Doctor Doom
Fantastic Four 3 - Silver Surfer And Galactus

Or

Fantastic Four - Doctor Doom
Fantastic Four 2 - Frightful Four
Fantastic Four 3 - Silver Surfer And Galactus
Scarilian - 2/20/2021, 11:13 PM
No chance they miss the option of having this be a 2024 film. Can already picture them working the date into a teaser trailer. It's late 2023 at the earliest.
dracula - 2/20/2021, 11:30 PM
@Scarilian - April 4th, 2024
bkmeijer2 - 2/21/2021, 2:09 AM
@Scarilian - my guess is july 2023, and Avengers 5 their may 2024 movie
TheManWithoutFear - 2/20/2021, 11:48 PM
She could be a good Enchantress tbf.

All the excitement I had for FF went out the window with two words, Jon Watts.

I hope Feige knows what he's doing.
Tpo81 - 2/21/2021, 12:31 AM
John Goodman as sue storm.....
You’re welcome
inkniron - 2/21/2021, 12:44 AM
@Tpo81 - I had my eye on him for not Sue Storm but Storm. If that doesn't pan out, he'd make a killer Calendar Man


dracula - 2/21/2021, 1:52 AM
@Tpo81 - please, him for Emma Frost
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