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.
All I’m gonna say is this, Marvel just started meeting with writers on FANTASTIC FOUR, there is no script and it will be awhile before this film starts shooting
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) February 21, 2021
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.