Kevin Feige Confirms MCU’s Fantastic Four Won’t be an Origin Story
There have been a plethora of questions asked of the Marvel Universe following the massive announcements made at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and with the architect giving fans some more hints, Kevin Feige has confirmed the MCU’s Fantastic Four wont be an origin story.
It had been two years since Marvel Studios took the stage at the lauded Hall H to divulge to their incredibly loyal fanbase the trajectory of the franchise in the near, and far more distant, future.
This year was a celebration of the state of the MCU that was quite unlike any other, and it was certainly worth the wait, as it was a San Diego Comic-Con panel that was perhaps the biggest that the studio had ever had; with them discussing the next two phases of films coming in the next two years.
One of the most interesting developments was the change in the schedule that saw the Fantastic Four, one of the most important films of the upcoming phase, be delayed; to where the film would become the starting point of Phase Five, as opposed to the concluding project of Phase Four.
With fans clamoring for any insight into what that film could offer, and the relevancy and adoration of Marvel’s first family as a collective in the comics, it seems as though Marvel is taking this project as seriously as possible; knowing how important they are to the overall Marvel universe.
As it turns out, there is one massive difference to the film that fans may be expecting, and a very interesting one at that, as Kevin Feige has recently confirmed that the MCU’s Fantastic Four wont be an origin story.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Feige stated, “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.”
Feige concluded by stating, “We’ve set a very high bar for ourselves with bringing that to the screen,” a comment that should give fans tremendous hope for how seriously Marvel is taking this project.
With the film not set to be an origin, it feels as though this project will likely follow the same model that proved so successful with the MCU’s Spider-Man; exploring a character already given his powers, but in the early stages of his connection with them.