With Matt Shakman boarding as director, Marvel Studios has now found its writers to deliver the new Fantastic Four pic. Deadline reports that Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer are on board to write the script for the film.
Insiders add that the writing duo actually has been involved with Fantastic Four for some time, even before Shakman was tapped as director, and have been outlining where this next series of films will fit into the Marvel Cinematic Universe alongside Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. Kaplan, Springer and Shakman now will come together to align their visions for this project before the writers dive into the script. Feige is producing the pic.
While new to the scene, Kaplan and Springer are one of the hotter screenwriter teams in town, having sold a number of specs in the past year. One of those high-profile projects is the Warner Bros. comedy Disaster Wedding, which recently landed Palm Springs helmer Max Barbakow to direct.
Fantastic Four is set to kick off the MCU’s Phase 6, bowing on November 8, 2024.