When Will Fantastic Four Movie Release:
The release schedule for Marvel is going to be huge for the next few years. Marvel has locked 14 movie release dates till 2023, and we can expect at least 8 Disney+ series, if not more. Now among these releases, we can be sure that one of them will be allotted to the Fantastic Four. Kevin Feige confirmed that Fantastic Four will surely make their debut before the X-Men. So, when will the first MCU Fantastic Four movie happen?
Spider-Man: Far From Home actually gave us a big hint that the Avengers tower has actually been revamped into the Baxter Building. And there are rumors which suggest that there could be a major Fantastic Four set up in Spider-Man 3 before Ant-Man and the Wasp 3. If that’s the case, then we can be sure that the first Fantastic Four movie will be released in 2023.
Okay, let’s rewind for a second. This is Marvel’s release schedule:
- May 1, 2020: Black Widow
- November 6, 2020: Eternals
- February 12, 2021: Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings
- May 7, 2021: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
- July 16, 2021: Spider-Man 3
- November 5, 2021: Thor: Love And Thunder
- February 18, 2022: ______
- May 6, 2022: Black Panther 2
- July 29, 2022: Ant-Man 3
- October 7, 2022: ______
- February 17, 2023: ______
- May 5, 2023: ______
- July 28, 2023: ______
- November 3, 2023: ______
If we’re predicting that Fantastic Four will somehow be set up in Ant-Man 3, then we can be sure that it will get a 2023 release date, as mentioned above. In 2023, the February release will definitely go to Captain Marvel 2. So the choice stands between May & July because the November date might be a bit unlikely. Then again, May 5, 2023, could bring us New Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. So, July 28, 2023, feels a cool spot for the release of Fantastic Four.
This date provides ample time for Marvel to build these characters. But there are rumors that Marvel might actually be having things in motion already. If the Spider-Man: Far From Home Easter Egg was to mean something, then we might just get to see Fantastic Four as soon as 2022. This would obviously mean that Fantastic Four wouldn’t have anything to do with Ant-Man and the Wasp 3, and Peyton Reed won’t get to direct the film.
In 2022, the Fantastic Four could either take the February 18 release or the October 7 release. But we cannot argue with the fact that both of these dates would be better for Blade and Deadpool to get their own films. So, that leaves us with the 2023 slot. Let’s see if our prediction turns out to be right.
Now the question is, where would they get their powers from? We’ve been predicting that they could be the residents of the Quantum Realm city that we saw in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Janet Van Dyne got powers from the Quantum Realm, so this would be a suitable explanation for the Fantastic Four as well. If not that, then Thanos, Hulk & Tony’s snaps could have unlocked powers within these individuals. But the former idea is highly likely. The latter should be used for Mutants instead.
Question no. 2 – Will Spider-Man shows up in the Fantastic Four movie? If you remember, Spider-Man has yet another MCU appearance left other than Spider-Man 3. So, he showing up in Fantastic Four to help Marvel’s first family out would make total sense. We’ve been assuming that the other appearance of Spider-Man will be in Avengers 5, but what if Avengers 5 doesn’t get the May 5, 2023 release date? Then the Fantastic Four could team up with New York’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
The one thing we should be excited about is that the Fantastic Four could also team up with the Avengers in the New Avengers film. Either Avengers 5 could lead them into their own film, or Avengers 5 could come out in 2024 and the Fantastic Four could be a big part of it. Let’s see what happens.