Hold The Hype: Fantastic Four Has No Writer, No Script Just Yet

The potential future for the Marvel Cinematic Universe experienced a Big Bang-level of expansion when Disney acquired the library and licenses of 20th Century Fox in 2019. The move brought many of Marvel’s wayward children back into the fold, including the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Marvel has a host of announced movies in preparation, but news slipped out over the weekend that a well-known actress was heading to Australia to “film the latest Fantastic Four film.” But hold onto your cosmic-ray-proof space suits, because that isn’t quite true according to Deadline reporter Justin Kroll.

In a tweet, Kroll says Marvel Studios is in the earliest stages of planning a Fantastic Four film. The studio is still meeting with writers and doesn’t even have a potential script just yet, let alone a cast to work with.

That rumor comes as a result of a story from the Australian paper the Daily Telegraph, which published a story (paywall ahead) stating that Marvel plans to move its entire operation to Australia for the foreseeable future, and noted that actress Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men, Hunger Games) was heading there to begin filming Fantastic Four, with Jon Watts directing. There’s a grain of truth here, in that Marvel Studios filmed Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings and is currently filming Thor: Love and Thunder in Australia.

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