Marvel Studios is soon going to introduce the Fantastic Four crew in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). After The Walt Disney Company took over 20th Century Fox and its assets, Fantastic Four and The X-Men franchise now comes under Marvel, and the entertainment conglomerate is now going to bring these franchises into the MCU.
As per a MCU Cosmic report, the studio will introduce the Fantastic Four into the universe just like it brought Black Panther into the fold. In fact, if rumours and reports are to be believed, Marvel is looking at introducing popular Marvel villain, Victor von Doom aka Doctor Doom, last seen in Fant4stic (2015), to be MCU’s next super-villain after Thanos.
The Fantastic Four and the X-Men can now feature alongside the Avengers, as Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige revealed that Marvel intends to introduce these fan-favourite characters eventually.
After unveiling the studio’s Phase IV lineup at the San Diego Comic Con last year, Feige mentioned, “So this is Phase IV…Now there’s a lot of other stuff we didn’t get to talk about today. We didn’t even mention that we’re making Black Panther 2. We didn’t mention the fact that Guardians of the Galaxy 3 is coming. We didn’t have time to talk about Captain Marvel 2, by the way. I didn’t even have time to talk about the Fantastic Four. And there’s no time left to talk about mutants.”
According to MCU Cosmic, the studio intends to introduce Doctor Doom, by setting up the nation of Latveria and its prime minister, Lucia Von Bardas first. It is similar to how Wakanda was introduced in Captain America: Civil War, before being fully explored in Black Panther. “In the comics she’s [Lucia] actually the successor to Doctor Doom after he was deposed as the ruler of Latveria and even used the Doctor Doom name for a time,” the report read.
In Fant4stic (2015), Doctor Doom was played by Toby Kebbell, and it’s rumoured that John Krasinski is in talks to star in and direct the rebooted Fantastic Four.