New Fantastic Four film to be set in the 1960s and separate from MCU universe

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27 Jun 2024, 14:31

(L-R) Pedro Pascal, Vanessa Kirby

Pic: Getty and Marvel

Exciting news for fans of the Fantastic Four as more details emerge about the forthcoming film.

Marvel president Kevin Feige has revealed it will be a period project, set in the 1960s.

He gave an interview to the Official Marvel Podcast, and announced that he is most excited for the new Fantastic Four film.



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“It is a period film,” Feige announced.

“There was another piece of art we released with Johnny Storm flying in the air, making the four symbol and there was a cityscape in the corner of the image. And there were a lot of smart people who noticed that the cityscape doesn’t look exactly like the New York that we know or the New York that existed in the ’60s in our world. Those were smart observations.”

His update suggests it will not be set in the sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The cast features a star-studded line up, with Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards/Mr Fantastic, and Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman.

Stranger Things star Joseph Quinn will play Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, and The Bear actor Ebon Moss-Bachrach plays Ben Grimm/The Thing.

Fans had already been sharing their excitement and analysing the imagery which has already been shared.

Matt Shakman will be in charge of the project, after leading the critically acclaimed Marvel series WandaVision.

We've got a while to wait though, as the new Fantastic Four is due to premiere in cinemas on July 25, 2025.