The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a vast expansion of characters that are hard to keep track of during the merging of timelines. A new report states that the clear absence of the Fantastic Four was due to the fact that they were in outer space i.e., the upcoming movie is reportedly set in outer space and very less of Earth will be shown during the runtime of the movie, making it a sci-fi.
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So where was the Fantastic Four team?
After the Eternals trailer debuted in 2021, fans were left wondering about where they were when Thanos wiped out half the universe. Although the film did eventually answer the question (they were not allowed to help unless deviants were involved), this theory, however, was hard for some people to believe.
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So far, the details of the upcoming Fantastic Four film have been under wraps. With the recent news that Matt Shakman is in talks to direct the movie, there may be some changes to the storyline. However, a report from Moth Culture states that the team of superhumans were in outer space most of the time. It is reported that Matt Shakman left an upcoming Star Trek movie to join Marvel and direct this one.
The details begin to unravel
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The only thing confirmed for the upcoming Fantastic Four movie is that it is not a reboot. According to Kevin Feige, he is tired of reboots and the same story getting old again and again. Therefore, the movie will pick up from where they left off all these years back or they will pick up from a random timeline and would expect the audience to figure out as they go.
So far, it has been reported that Matt Shakman would likely lead the project as the director while no cast member has been disclosed to the public. John Krasinski was put as fan service in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness by Kevin Feige but it seems the people want him back as Reed Richards in the upcoming movie!
The upcoming Fantastic Four movie is slated for a release date of 8th November 2024 and will officially kick off Phase 6 of the MCU.