Jeff Kaplan (no, not the Overwatch guy) and Ian Springer are reportedly the lead writers for Marvel’s upcoming Fantastic Four movie.
Reported by Deadline, the duo has apparently been attached to the project for a while, 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 writing Warner Bros.’ Disaster Wedding.
WandaVision’s Matt Shakman will direct Fantastic Four, after Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts backed out of the project. According to the report, Shakman, Kaplan, and Springer are aligning their visions for the movie ahead of production.
Fantastic Four is poised to be a big moment for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as we recently learned the movie will kick off Phase 6 of the MCU when it launches on November 8, 2024. Phase 6 will wrap up with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars, bringing the MCU’s Multiverse Saga to a close.
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