Now that the Disney-Fox merger is complete, it’s only a matter of time before we finally get to see the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the Fantastic Four – though those hoping that a new version of the team would fittingly debut as part of the franchise’s Phase 4 plans were left disappointed by the slate news that was dropped at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. While Marvel’s First Family was name-dropped by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, no concrete details about their developing next feature were offered. Since then, however, we have seen some forward motion.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has big plans for the future. To keep all of the upcoming Marvel movies straight, we’ve laid out the next few years’ worth of Marvel Studios films in this feature, which will take you through all of the official titles announced for Phase 4 and Phase 5 – as well as the unscheduled superhero movies that are currently in development.We’ve seen the Marvel Cinematic Universe explore a wide number of genres over the years, from the conspiracy thriller that was Captain America: The Winter Solider, to the noir roots in Iron Man 3, but in Phase 4 Marvel Studios will make their first kung fu film. Specifically among the upcoming Marvel movies, they are currently developing a solo movie for the hero Shang-Chi, a master of martial arts that was introduced into the pages of Marvel Comics back in 1973, titled Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings.
During the aforementioned Disney Investor Day in December 2020 it was revealed that Jon Watts, director of the MCU Spider-Man trilogy, has come aboard to direct the reboot of Fantastic Four. We still don’t have any clue as to how the franchise will approach the legendary characters, let alone who will be playing them, but you can be sure they are details we are hungry to see revealed.The X-Men franchise that existed for nearly two decades has ended, and fans worldwide are over-the-top excited for their chance to finally see the legendary mutant characters make their debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The hitch is that introducing mutants to the expansive franchise is no small undertaking… so Marvel Studios is playing things smart by not rushing things.