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.