“You’ll see it happen a lot more at Marvel”: Fantastic Four Rewrites First of Many Such Victims, Confirms Industry Insider

Marvel's Fantastic Four is reportedly being rewritten.

"You'll see it happen a lot more at Marvel": Fantastic Four Rewrites First of Many Such Victims, Confirms Industry Insider

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  • Despite fans' anticipation, the studio has yet to reveal the official cast of Fantastic Four.
  • Daniel Richtman recently revealed that the upcoming film is currently undergoing another rewrite.
  • Reports have also stated that fans can expect more such updates in the near future.
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Marvel’s Fantastic Four reboot is among some of the highly anticipated movies under the superhero franchise since its announcement in 2019. Set to be released under Phase 5 or the Multiverse Saga of the MCU, the film is expected to start production in London in 2024. Despite fans’ anticipation, the studio has yet to reveal the official cast of the film.
And the latest update related to the movie has once again left fans disappointed, as insider Daniel Richtman revealed that the upcoming film is currently undergoing another rewrite.

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Marvel's Fantastic Four poster
Marvel’s Fantastic Four poster

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Fantastic Four Reboot is Reportedly Undergoing a Rewrite Process

Industry insider Daniel Richtman has recently revealed that new writers have started working on the much-anticipated Fantastic Four reboot, and the movie’s script is undergoing a third rewrite. Announced in 2019, the film has constantly faced numerous setbacks.

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The MCU's Fantastic Four will be directed by Matt Shakman
The MCU’s Fantastic Four will be directed by Matt Shakman

While Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer were initially enlisted as writers in early 2022, Josh Friedman was later hired to rewrite the script around a year ago. And the recently reported rewrite marks the third time the studio has allegedly assigned yet another overhaul of the script.

However, he also shared that the script for the film is expected to be completed within the next few months. This development adds to a series of challenges the studio is expected to face amidst the firing of Jonathan Majors, who was cast as the next supervillain, Kang the Conqueror, in the MCU.

Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror
Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror

As the studio navigates these obstacles, the fate of the Fantastic Four reboot remains uncertain. Reports have also stated that fans can expect more such news in the near future, as Marvel Studios is expected to continue to follow this pattern for a while.

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Fantastic Four Rewrite Allegedly the First in a Series

Following the revelation of yet another rewrite for Fantastic Four, insider KC Walsh claimed that fans can expect more such updates in the future, stating, “You’ll see it happen a lot more at Marvel as they look to look in scripts before shooting starts.”

Marvel's Fantastic Four 
Marvel’s Fantastic Four

However, he also assured that there is nothing for fans to be concerned about, claiming that these rewrites are intended as comprehensive script revisions before the start of filming, aimed at preventing significant alterations during the production phase. However, the insider also claimed that it would eventually slow down the overall process.

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The recent changes are also speculated to be due to Jonathan Majors’ firing. While the movie is expected to start filming this year, the studio has yet to announce the official cast. Numerous reports suggest that Pedro Pascal is likely to be cast as Reed Richards.

Pedro Pascal is reported to play Reed Richards in the MCU
Pedro Pascal is reported to play Reed Richards in the MCU

He would reportedly be joined by Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm, Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach potentially as Ben Grimm, aka the Thing. As of now, Marvel has not released any official statements regarding the movie or its ongoing rewriting process.

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Fantastic Four is set to release on May 2, 2025.

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