Fantastic Four Begins Filming In 2024, Says Director Matt Shakman

The Fantastic Four film will begin filming in London in 2024, and director Matt Shakman has teased that the film – the first entry in Phase 6 of the MCU – will be “different in so many ways.”

In an interview with Collider, the Game of Thrones and Mad Men helmer confirmed that the Fantastic Four film, the third iteration to feature the Marvel group, would “go in front of cameras next year” at Pinewood Studios in London – provided the recent industry strikes conclude. “It’s different in so many ways. I wish I could be specific,” he added.

“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.”

With on-location shooting suspended until the strikes reach a resolution, VFX development continues behind the scenes. Shakman described the “nonstop” process of bringing the visual elements to life – some of which he described as being “super excited about.”

“Despite the strikes, yes, we’ve been working with the effects and with production design and building our world, and that’s been incredibly exciting,” the director teased.

At a later point in the interview, Shakman touched upon the state of casting: “There will be an announcement at some point! I know that the internet is very excited to find out, and I’m excited to share it. I just can’t do it yet.

Fantastic Four is slated to debut in cinemas on May 2, 2025, in the UK.

Matt Bailey

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