The writers have been revealed for the Fantastic Four movie. Deadline reports that Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer are on scripting duties and were attached to the film before Matt Shakman was hired as director. Here are the important parts from the report.
With Matt Shakman boarding as director, Marvel Studios has now found its writers to deliver the new Fantastic Four pic. Sources tell Deadline that Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer are on board to write the script for the film.
Insiders add that the writing duo actually has been involved with Fantastic Four for some time, even before Shakman was tapped as director, and have been outlining where this next series of films will fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe alongside Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. Kaplan, Springer and Shakman now will come together to align their visions for this project before writer dive into the script. Feige is producing the pic.
Kaplan and Springer might seem like relative unknowns. However the pair are currently hot in the industry and have sold a few script ideas lately. For now though, I have nothing to go check out that can inform me of the pairs writing qualities. It should however be pointed out that Marvel Studios has often gone for the next wave of upcoming writers, and directors rather than the established names.
There were a lot of rumors that Marvel were set to announce the cast of Fantastic Four at D23. However all we got was confirmation of Shakman coming on board. Therefore right now, the only name that has been championed by several sources is Jodie Comer as Sue Storm. The rest of the first family are completely up in the air and we don’t even know if Comer is legit, (she should be, as she’s great).
My guess is that Marvel is already in discussions with several key talent, but that deals are not yet in place. After all, I doubt they need a completed script to cast the roles.
For me Fantastic Four has felt like a missing link so far in the MCU. That’s coming from an old school comic book fan who hasn’t read one in years though. I’m so glad we are finally getting the first family introduced in the MCU. I only hope that Shakman, Kaplan and Springer can come up with a really great movie to introduce them.
The writers have been revealed for the Fantastic Four movie and it’s Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer. What do you think of this news? As always, leave any thoughts below.