Kevin Feige reveals 'Fantastic 4' won't be an origin story, fans say ‘think outside the box’

Kevin Feige reveals 'Fantastic 4' won't be an origin story, fans say ‘think outside the box’
Kevin Feige (L) has announced that 'Fantastic 4' (R) won't be an origin story (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images and Youtube screenshot/Marvel Studios )

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has confirmed that ‘Fantastic Four’ will not be an origin story compared to other characters within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Feige revealed it during the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2022 Panel held on Saturday, July 23, where he shared interesting details with Marvel fanatics about the intriguing roster of films and series lined up.

Marvel Studios is also actively looking for a noted filmmaker who can helm the upcoming installment in the ‘Fantastic Four’ franchise after director Jon Watts exited the Marvel Studios' project in April. ‘Fantastic Four’ next film commences Phase 6 of the MCU on November 8, 2024.

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Feige compared Marvel’s new take and modern-day spin on the superheroes to its pact with Sony to bring Spider-Man into the MCU, noting this will not be another origin story. He said, “A lot of people know this origin story. A lot of people know the basics. How do we take that and bring something that they’ve never seen before?" he said, adding that, “We’ve set a very high bar for ourselves with bringing that to the screen," reported Hollywood Reporter.

Meanwhile, fans on Twitter have expressed their views on Feige's statement. While many agreed that it is a good decision on Marvel’s part to come up with the origin story, others suggested that it is high time the makers think out of the box.

One fan said: “I love this. @_antman24_ Bout time they think outside the box. Just like we didn't get an origin story movie with Tom Holland. We KNOW." “I’m actually good with this. Bring in some of the characters in other projects before this film comes out and then their movie can build off that. We all know the story and there have been a few of their origin story films already. It’s fine,” said a fan. “Finally no origin story,” a fan noted.

“Feige please no, the Spider-Man origins are quite excellently executed, but the FF, not so much, just give them an origin story or even a slight flashback, or have Peyton Reed have a way with his version of them being lost in the Quantum realm/Negative Zone,” mentioned a fan. “I'm glad they doing the spiderman approach to it cause let's be honest...this the third F4. If you don't know the story, we got the good duology and the bad reboot to explain,” another shared. “Probably the best thing for Fantastic Four. Better for them to go the same way they went with Spider-Man for Homecoming in 2017, for the same reasons. We've seen these specific origins done too many times and every time was bad so it's easier to see something new as good. (?),” a user ranted.







Marvel Studios' upcoming projects

Talking about the current status of the Marvel film projects, they are about to start production and filming for ‘Blade’ in October which is being helmed by Bassam Tariq and is scheduled to be released globally in theatres on November 3, 2023. On the other hand, Julius Onah will be directing the much-awaited, ‘Captain America: New World Order’ starring Anthony Mackie as Captain America. The film is set to drop in theatres worldwide on May 3, 2024. Also, Jake Schreier is going to be handling the reigns of the villain team-up film ‘Thunderbolts’ which is officially going to close out Phase 5 of the MCU with a July 26, 2024 release.

From September 9 to 11, 2022 Marvel Studios will be back on the stage, this time for the all-things-Disney convention, D23. More secrets are expected to be out this time.

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