No casting has been announced just yet for Fantastic Four, but Chronicle director Josh Trank is at the helm of this superhero adventure. He will be working from a screenplay written by Michael Green and Jeremy Slater. It isn't known if this will be a straight up origin story, or if the screenplay will be based off a preexisting storyline in the Marvel Universe that kicks off with the team already in place.
Fantastic Four currently has no competition at the box office in the spring of 2015.
In other 20th Century Fox superhero news, it has been announced by the studio that their precious Marvel mutant spin-offs X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Wolverine will both be presented in 3D. Its not clear if X-Men: Days of Future Past will be shot in 3D or converted after the fact. It is assumed that director James Mangold will be converting The Wolverine, as filming is nearly completed and we have yet to hear that they are actually utilizing 3D cameras on set.
20th Century Fox will also be converting the already completed and in post-production adaptation of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters for a 3D release, in theaters this August.
Now lets talk about casting. Who do you hope takes the reigns of The Thing? Who do you picture as the new Sue Storm? What about Reed and Johnny? Should they go all Asian? Maybe all African-American? What will make you mad? What will make you happy? Or should they have quit with Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, realizing this comic book just wasn't meant for the big screen?
X-Men: Days of Future Past comes to theaters May 23rd, 2014 and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman. The film is directed by Bryan Singer.
The Wolverine was released July 26th, 2013 and stars Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, Svetlana Khodchenkova, Brian Tee, Hal Yamanouchi, Will Yun Lee. The film is directed by James Mangold.