Reports The MCU Will Reboot The Fantastic Four In 2022, So Let's Hope They Actually Get It Right This Time

Third time lucky?

Since Disney acquired 20th Century Fox earlier this year, we’ve been waiting to see how they would integrate properties like the X-Men and the Fantastic Four into the MCU.

We’ve seen two versions of the Fantastic Four, both starring people who went on to star in the MCU as other characters – Chris Evans and Michael B Jordan, who both played Johnny Storm.

Audiences never really warmed up to the Fantastic Four quite like they did with the Marvel films, so perhaps this will be the third and final time they try to reboot the franchise?

Reports from ComicBook suggest Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios are planning on bringing Mr Fantastic, the Human Torch, the Invisible Woman and the Thing back to the big screen in 2022.

The site reports Peyton Reed, who directed Ant-Man and the Wasp, has been pitching ideas for the series.

Reed told ComicBook he has some exciting ideas on how to integrate the team into the MCU.

“Well, listen: as a fan, I certainly find that intriguing, because in the comics realm, the Fantastic Four are the crown jewels of the Marvel Universe. They are the first family of Marvel.

“I think there is a version of Fantastic Four that has yet to be rendered in the movies that would really, really excite me, and I certainly think there are at least six different ways to introduce Fantastic Four into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a really satisfying way.”

Reed added that one of his ideas would set the reboot in the 1960s and wouldn’t be explaining their origin story.

Marvel is set to release three films in 2022, one is expected to be Captain Marvel 2 and another is Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3, so that third film could very well be Fantastic Four.

Let’s hope they actually get it right this time, and if not, let’s just put this story to bed.

Real Life Superhero Keanu Reeves Might Play Fake Superhero For MCU

We are fully on board with this!

Keanu Reeves seems to be everywhere lately. John Wick: Chapter 3 is out now, he’s made an appearance in Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe, he’s got a role in Toy Story 4 and he’s preparing for a return to the world of Bill and Ted.

Now, it seems Marvel has their eye on Keanu for a role in the MCU, despite the fact he’s reportedly already turned down a role.

There were suggestions the 54-year-old might be the next Wolverine, but now rumour has it Marvel want him for a role in their upcoming film The Eternals.

The film is reportedly set for a 2020 release and will be directed by Chloé Zhao with Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden and Kumail Nanjiani also rumoured to star.

MCU Cosmic reports that although it’s early days, it does sound pretty likely Keanu will take the role as their source has been pretty bang on with other rumours about the film.

They wrote, “I usually don’t bother with casting scoops, but given this source I’m confident in putting this out there. Again, it’s still early and sounds like negotiations are pretty recent.”

It’s not known which role he’s being considered for, however, we do know that Marvel’s Kevin Feige is pretty excited about the film.

Speaking with ComicBook he said, “Your reaction about not being familiar with The Eternals is perfect, because most people weren’t familiar with Guardians [of the Galaxy] and believe it or not there were people that were not familiar with Avengers or with Iron Man.

“So for us, it’s finding great stories whether people have heard of them or not and bring them to the big screen in as amazing a ways as we can.

If you’re not familiar with the Eternals (we weren’t!), they’re a genetically-altered race of super-beings, who live for thousands of years.

Feige added, “Eternals are one group, but we like the idea of introducing an ensemble, doing an ensemble movie from the start, as opposed to building up as we did with the first Avengers. More like Guardians, not tonally, but in terms of introducing a new group of people.”

Here’s hoping Keanu ends up in the MCU!

It's Not Just Us, The Captain Marvel Directors Want To See A Crossover With Valkyrie Too

Please make this happen.

Following Avengers: Endgame, where we saw Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel interacting with present day heroes, fans have been asking for Captain Marvel to team up and couple up with Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie and it seems Marvel is taking note.

Captain Marvel directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck spoke to CinemaBlend about the potential for the two heroes pairing up and whether it’s something they’d want to see. And like everyone else, their answer is yes.

Fleck said, “There’s been a lot of… look, I have no idea what the plans are for the future. But the speculation online about Carol and Valkyrie teaming up, I think, is a pretty cool, pretty cool idea.”

With Boden adding, “She’s one of my favorite women of Marvel.”

If Boden and Fleck are chosen to direct Captain Marvel 2, it does sound promising that Valkyrie will make an appearance. If it doesn’t happen in the sequel, we just hope it’s only a matter of time before the heroes pair up. spoke to Captain Marvel producer Mary Livanos and it seems she’s also getting excited about the idea of pair teaming up.

“There’s the Brie Tessa Thompson love going on online which is fun to see.”

“It’s so charming and so fun to see the actor’s themselves get excited about the potential mashup so that as a creative makes you start thinking.”

We don’t want to get too excited too early, but this could really be happening!

Tessa has previously taken to Twitter to reveal Valkyrie in the films is, indeed, bisexual like she is in the comics.

Thompson revealed in a profile in Rolling Stone she asked Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi to give her a scene where a woman walks out of Valkyrie’s bedroom, however, it eventually had to be cut.

While that scene got cut, Thompson did reveal there’s a subtle moment in the film alluding to Valkyrie’s love for another woman in a flashback scene where Cate Blanchett’s Goddess of Death murders the rest of Valkyrie’s clan.

She said, “There’s a great shot of me falling back from one of my sisters who’s just been slain. In my mind, that was my lover.”

Brie Larson has also shown enthusiasm for the MCU to include more LGBTQ representation and Marvel’s casting director Sarah Halley Finn recently said it is their priority to increase representation.

“You’re gonna see even more new faces — and faces from all different backgrounds, all ages, all ethnicities, LGBTQ, people who are differently abled.”

If this is the case, Phase 4 of the Marvel films is looking to be pretty damn good!

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