Jeff Kaplan (no, not the Overwatch guy) and Ian Springer are reportedly the lead writers for Marvel's upcoming Fantastic Four movie

Fantastic Four Movie Finds Its Writers

Jeff Kaplan (no, not the Overwatch guy) and Ian Springer are reportedly the lead writers for Marvel's upcoming Fantastic Four movie.
Reported by Deadline, the duo has apparently been attached to the project for a while, working with Marvel boss Kevin Feige to fit the film into the wider scope of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kaplan and Springer are also working together on writing Warner Bros.' Disaster Wedding.
WandaVision's Matt Shakman will direct Fantastic Four, after Spider-Man: No Way Home director Jon Watts backed out of the project. According to the report, Shakman, Kaplan, and Springer are aligning their visions for the movie ahead of production.
Fantastic Four is poised to be a big moment for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as we recently learned the movie will kick off Phase 6 of the MCU when it launches on November 8, 2024. Phase 6 will wrap up with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars, bringing the MCU's Multiverse Saga to a close.
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Every Upcoming Movie and TV ShowClick through for all the upcoming MCU movies and TV shows and the release dates that are currently known. Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, release dates are subject to change.Werewolf by Night (October 7, 2022)<br/>This Halloween special for Disney+ is based on the comic Werewolf by Night. Gael Garcia Bernal and Laura Donnelly will star, and frequent MCU composer Michael Giacchino will take on the role of director for the special.Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (November 11, 2022)<br/>Black Panther 2 has a release date and is now called Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but with the sad and untimely passing of series star Chadwick Boseman, it's difficult to know how director Ryan Coogler (back from the first film) will handle the situation. Kevin Feige has said he will not recast the character, nor will Boseman's likeness be recreated digitally.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, we were treated to the first trailer of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and it introduced us to Tenoch Huerta's Namor the Sub-Mariner and gave us a tease of the new Black Panther that will follow in the footsteps of the great Chadwick Boseman.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will arrive in theaters on November 11, 2022, and will mark the end of Phase 4 of the MCU.The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Holiday Season 2022)<br/>The Guardians of the Galaxy will be back for this holiday special, including writer/director James Gunn at the helm. Gunn confirmed the special is set in between the events of Thor: Love and Thunder and the third Guardians movie.What If...? Season 2 (Early 2023)<br/>The first animated series in the MCU will return for a second season in Early 2023. At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, it was revealed that this new season will feature heroes and villains from the MCU's multiversal realities, including Captain Carter, Steve Rogers as Iron Man, Black Widow, Thor Ragnarok's Hela, Young Star-Lord and Ego, The Scarlet Witch, Mandarin, and more. The preview also showed Thanos fighting Captain America from Infinity War. <br>

The final part of the preview also was revealed to take place in the year 1602, which is surely a nod to Marvel 1602, a 2003 eight-issue miniseries penned by Neil Gaiman that follows Marvel superheroes that exist in the Elizabethan era, including Nick Fury, X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Doctor Doom, and more. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17, 2023)<br/>The third Ant-Man movie will be helmed by Ant-Man director Peyton Reed and star returning favorites Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne/Wasp, Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne. Kathryn Newton joins the cast as Cassie Lang while Jonathan Majors portrays Kang the Conqueror.

San Diego Comic-Con 2022 gave those in attendance at Marvel's panel a first look at the much-anticipated film that included our first real look at Majors' Kang, MODOK, and even Bill Murray.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will kick off Phase 5 of the MCU when it arrives in theaters on February 17, 2023.
We don't know much about Fantastic Four's plot, beyond the fact that Feige said it won't be an origin story. For more on Fantastic Four, check out five villains who could appear in the movie.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has over six years of experience in the gaming industry with bylines at IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine, and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.
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