Reports of the imminent announcement of the cast for the “Fantastic Four” film at Marvel Studios may have been premature.
A recent report via DanielRPK indicates that the film’s script is being rewritten yet again with new writers brought in to do the rewrites. It’s expected the latest draft will be completed in a month or two.
Filming on the project is tipped to start in August at Pinewood Studios in London ahead of a theatrical release on May 2nd 2025 and the new report suggests there’s been no change on that front.
Pedro Pascal, Vanessa Kirby, Joseph Quinn, Anya Taylor-Joy and Ebon Moss-Bacharach are all rumored to be up for major roles in the film but nothing has been confirmed as yet.
“WandaVision” showrunner Matt Shakman is directing the project which hopes to avoid the same issues the 2005 and 2015 versions of the property had.
Will it succeed? Who knows, but the film is expected to mark the first film in the sixth ‘Phase’ of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and one of four Marvel Studios films in 2025 – the others being “Captain America: New World Order,” “Thunderbolts” and “Blade”.
The same scooper (via ComicBook.com) is also reporting that a new “Iron Fist” project with a female character featured in the lead role, is potentially in development over at Marvel.
What’s not clear from the report is if Jessica Henwick’s Colleen Wing chracter from the original series is set to return, or if it will be a new character entirely.
The report also isn’t clear what form it will take either (animated or live-action, series of film) and suggests if Finn Jones does return as Danny Rand, he will not be the main character.