Fantastic Four director Matt Shakman teases 2024 production start

"[It is] certainly unlike anything at Marvel you've seen before."

By Priyanca Rajput 9 Oct 2023

Fantastic Four director Matt Shakman teases 2024 production start
Matt Shakman. Credit: IMDb

Director Matt Shakman has hinted at a potential spring 2024 shoot for MCU's upcoming Fantastic Four reboot.

The upcoming superhero film is a reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise, marking the thirty-eighth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the first instalment of Phase Six.

WandaVision producer-director Shakman told Collider that the film is expected to shoot next spring, provided the SAG-AFTRA strikes are resolved. 

When asked whether the hope is to be filming early next year, Shakman said: "Yes, we are definitely gonna go in front of cameras next year. Probably the spring." and confirmed that production will take place in London's Pinewood Studios.

Commenting on how many Marvel projects have already filmed at the iconic studio, Shakman said: "Yeah, it's a great place. And again, talk about a wonderful old studio like Toho, walking around and imagining Bugsy Malone and whipped cream machine guns, you know? I'm excited. I can't wait."

Asked about the screenplay for the upcoming feature, Shakman teased it is "certainly unlike anything at Marvel you've seen before."

"It's different in so many ways. I wish I could be specific. I wish I could say more. But we are doing things very differently from a story standpoint, from an approach to the filmmaking standpoint, that really fits the material. I wish I could say more. I would love to, but I can't. But I think it's going to be unlike anything you've seen before, and certainly unlike anything at Marvel that you've seen before."

Shakman previously produced and directed episodes of the hit Disney+ series WandaVision and has directed episodes of The Great, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Fargo and Game of Thrones.

Fantastic Four is set to be released on May 2, 2025.

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