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New Writers For Fantastic Four And Thunderbolts Plus Blade May Be Delayed – Avengers 5 Will Be Retitled

Marvel article including news like new writers for Fantastic Four and Thunderbolts, Blade may be delayed and Avengers 5 will be retitled.

Yesterday THR released a wide ranging Marvel article including news like new writers for Fantastic Four and Thunderbolts, Blade may be delayed and Avengers 5 will be retitled. For the full article itself please check the link above. However, there are some key pieces of new information contained within.

First off the trade says new writers are working to bring both Fantastic Four and Thunderbolts across the finish line.

‘The studio also quietly hired Eric Pearson to polish the script for Fantastic Four, which will shoot this summer in London. Pearson is a company stalwart who worked on Thor: Ragnarok and Black Widow and has a reputation for taking projects over the finish line. ‘

‘Marvel also hired Joanna Calo, the showrunner of acclaimed FX series The Bear, to work on the script for Thunderbolts, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The film will begin shooting in March in Atlanta. Her hiring adds a flair of prestige to the project, which stars Florence Pugh and — according to a source who has read previous drafts of the script — centers on villains and antiheroes going on a mission that was supposed to end with their deaths. ‘

If you read LRM regularly you’ll know I always advocate for delays if the story isn’t right. Both these movies have now experienced a few delays which hopefully will help to sharpen up the script. It seems certain this is no full rewrite and just another pass to try and make improvements before shooting.

RELATED: More Fantastic Four Rumors Including Possible Delay | Barside Buzz

Blade may be delayed?

Next up the trade suggests what many insiders and those on the outside like me have been suggesting. That four Marvel movies in 2025 is too much and Blade may fall back into 2026.

‘He [Bob Iger at earnings call] did not mention Blade, leading to speculation it will be moved from its November 2025 date; it’s unlikely Marvel will release four films that year given Iger’s mandate to slim down.’

Avengers The Kang Dynasty

Finally the trade also talked about relacing Jonathan Majors at Kang. They say work to minimise Kang as the big bad began before Majors conviction. The underperformance of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania cited as the main reason.

‘The first of the new Avengers movies, due out in 2026, was initially titled Avengers: The Kang Dynasty but will be getting a new title to remove the character’s name, though sources say that even before Majors’ conviction, the studio was making moves to minimize the character after Quantumania underperformed, grossing $476 million.’

This is also a rumor we have heard previously on the Barside Buzz. Now that THR say so, I think we can be confident Avengers 5 is the only valid title for that movie. Until a new title is announced of course as it won’t be called Avengers 5. In fact it would be fair to say most of this article isn’t brand new information. At least not for those who follow rumors. It merely confirms there are some good sources out there for Marvel news still.

“They’re not going to give up,” says a source who has worked with Marvel over the past year. “They want to make something great.”

What do you think of this latest Marvel news? New writers for Fantastic Four and Thunderbolts, Blade may be delayed and Avengers 5 will be retitled. As always leave any comments below.

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