MCU's FANTASTIC FOUR (TBD)
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For a film that featured master illusionist as its primary antagonist, it's pretty understandable Spider-Man: Far From Home had its fair share of twists and turns. Just when we thought it was all over, Jon Watts and company upended the status quo again, dropping two major twists in the movie's post-credits scene — one of which is the basis of a growing fan theory online that involves the Fantastic Four. Though you've had weeks to see it by now, it should be noted some pretty big Far From Home spoilers follow!

 

The moment in question is when we find out Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) hasn't really been on Earth. Rather, he's seemingly been in space working with Skrulls and other alien races on what many are assuming to be the home base of SWORD. And that's where the Fantastic Four comes into play. In a brief, yet sturdy theory from u/Capt-_-Anxiety, it's theorized the Fantastic Four will end up being members of Nick Fury's new intergalactic peacekeeping force and that's how they manage to get powers.

 

On the surface, one has to admit the theory makes quite a bit of sense. Even though Marvel Studios has started to move further into non-linear storytelling with each passing phase, this would make it a pretty seamless introduction to bring a team into the MCU that's already gotten three movies before. It'd also follow the production house's MO for planting Easter eggs in the films quite some time ahead of major revelations.

 

On the flip side, there's something to be said about another common thought process among some fans that the Fantastic Four should be a period pieces set in the 1960s. Thanks to the magic of both Quantum Realm time-travel and the Negative Zone, a location Marvel can now use, it'd be easy enough to explain their ability to hold off aging for 50-some years.

 

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On 7/21/2019 at 6:42 PM, Bosco685 said:

Actors are already pitching themselves to Feige as Johnny Storm.

 

 

 

Of the original 4 I got to say Human Torch has the most modern potential. 

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I NEVER felt good about how Fox was handling Fantastic Four, and I vociferously complained about it back when these boards first started.  But I have near-absolute faith that Feige will find people to do it right this time.  :cloud9:

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It's a stretch to me they are referencing the Fantastic Four #1 poster to his right shoulder. But who knows?

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While accepting the Stan Lee Builder Award at the Saturn Awards last night, Feige told a touching story about the namesake of the honor and also revealed a deleted scene from Iron Man, one that included surprising references to Spider-Man and the X-Men. But Feige's office also included a poster of the cover of Fantastic Four #1, possibly indicating his next project for Marvel Studios.

 

 

 

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My gut feeling is they they are going to put the X-men/mutants on ice for a while. I mean what's the rush really? They are killing it without them. Let the bad taste of the Fox movies wash out of peoples' mouths for awhile. Save them for later when the MCU needs a shock to the system.

The FF makes more sense to me for an imminent introduction. The cosmic direction they seem to be taking opens up the door for them. I mean cmon they're trapped in the Negative Zone right now and they get spit out just in time to help defeat Doom, Galactus. his heralds, etc.

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I heard that they offered John Krasinski director duties to entice him for sign-on as Mr. Fantastic? They allegedly want Emily Blunt for Invisible Woman, too?

I think that they would be great as cast members. Not so sure about directing.

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21 hours ago, theCapraAegagrus said:

I heard that they offered John Krasinski director duties to entice him for sign-on as Mr. Fantastic? They allegedly want Emily Blunt for Invisible Woman, too?

I think that they would be great as cast members. Not so sure about directing.

On every level that would be amazing. It’s almost to smart/perfect...someone will find a way to ruin it like jamming Shaq or carrot top into a major role...

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On 7/20/2019 at 10:02 PM, ComicConnoisseur said:

I suspect this would also be the gateway for Sub-Mariner to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Subby has already been hinted and most likely showing up on the shores of Wakanda.

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15 hours ago, Bosco685 said:

 

I dunno. I can’t really picture J. Krasinski as Reed Richards. He doesn’t seem nerdy enough. And wrong body type. He shouldn’t be as tall as Thor.

I’m not sure why Jim from the Office is the #1 fan pick for Sr. Fantastico. Is it because he’s married to Emily Blunt, the #1 fan pick for Sue Storm? She’s going to be Clea.

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I don’t care about any of these movies but if they cast Jim as Mr Fantastic I think that’d be great~. Step two is to do justice to The Thing, but I’d be in for Jim.

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27 minutes ago, @therealsilvermane said:

I dunno. I can’t really picture J. Krasinski as Reed Richards. He doesn’t seem nerdy enough. And wrong body type. He shouldn’t be as tall as Thor.

I’m not sure why Jim from the Office is the #1 fan pick for Sr. Fantastico. Is it because he’s married to Emily Blunt, the #1 fan pick for Sue Storm? She’s going to be Clea.

I actually like the idea. And it is not like the MCU has locked itself in to making casting match source material designs consistently.

Reed Richards as a more formidable hero while also being one of the smartest MCU characters would be a change-up. And Emily Blunt as Sue Storm would work too.

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