FANTASTIC FOUR: Marvel Studios Rumored To Have Begun Casting; Reboot "Likely" To Be Jon Watts' Next Movie

A new rumour suggests that the casting process has begun for Fantastic Four, while it definitely sounds like director Jon Watts will jump straight from Spider-Man: No Way Home to this upcoming reboot...

Jon Watts has helmed three Spider-Man movies for Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, but it appears he's moving on from that franchise for the time being to direct Fantastic Four. Confirmed as the director of that reboot during Disney's Investor Day in 2020, there's a lot of excitement surrounding what he'll bring to the table, though no official details have been revealed beyond a logo. 

A writer hasn't been announced for Fantastic Four, but it appears work is moving forward. According to scooper MyTimeToShineHello, the casting process has already begun.

A completed script isn't necessarily needed to start zeroing in on actors for a blockbuster like this, and it's previously been reported that cameras will begin rolling on the reboot next year. We can only hope word soon leaks on who Marvel Studios is eyeing for Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, The Thing, and the Human Torch (not to mention the villains). 
 


In related news, Variety recently reported on Watts producing the next Final Destination movie and noted that "His next directing gig will still likely be Marvel Studios’ reboot of the 'Fantastic Four' superhero franchise, which remains undated." Clearly, the filmmaker doesn't intend to take a break from the MCU after directing Spider-Man: No Way Home.

It's unclear whether Watts plans to return to the wall-crawler's franchise, but we find it hard to imagine Sony Pictures will be willing to wait until he's done with Fantastic Four before starting work on Spider-Man 4. It's also feasible the director is looking to move on from Peter Parker after wrapping the trilogy.

Keep checking back here for the latest. 

10 FANTASTIC FOUR/SPIDER-MAN Stories Marvel Studios Can Tell In The Upcoming Reboot And Beyond
Related:

10 FANTASTIC FOUR/SPIDER-MAN Stories Marvel Studios Can Tell In The Upcoming Reboot And Beyond

FANTASTIC FOUR: Bryce Dallas Howard Responds To Rumors She Will Play Susan Storm, The Invisible Woman
Recommended For You:

FANTASTIC FOUR: Bryce Dallas Howard Responds To Rumors She Will Play Susan Storm, The Invisible Woman

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
Related
10 FANTASTIC FOUR/SPIDER-MAN Stories Marvel Studios Can Tell In The Upcoming Reboot And Beyond
Marvel's First Family are coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and while Jon Watts may no longer be in charge of the upcoming reboot, we'd still like to see Spider-Man swing into Fantastic Four...
FANTASTIC FOUR: Bryce Dallas Howard Responds To Rumors She Will Play Susan Storm, The Invisible Woman
Jurassic World Dominion star Bryce Dallas Howard has responded to rumours she will play The Invisible Woman in Marvel Studios' upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, but should we believe the actor and director?
FANTASTIC FOUR Writer Reveals Original Story Plans Including Annihilus And Galactus As Lead Villains
Fantastic Four writer Jeremy Slater (Moon Knight) has revealed some of the original plans for the 2015 reboot, including a meeting with Annihilus and Galactus in the Negative Zone. Read on for details...
FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot Enlists MOON KNIGHT Producers Grant Curtis And Nick Pepin
Moon Knight head writers Jeremy Slater has revealed that two of the Disney+ show's producers, Grant Curtis and Nick Pepin, are also working on Marvel Studios' upcoming Fantastic Four reboot.
7 Ways Marvel Studios Can Bring The FANTASTIC FOUR And X-MEN Into The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Fantastic Four may have just lost its director, but the movie is still on the horizon, and we have some theories for how both Marvel's First Family and the X-Men can be brought into the MCU very soon...