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Fantastic Four: Release date, cast, trailers, & everything we know

Updated Feb 15th, 2024 4:27AM EST
The Fantastic Four hits theaters on July 25, 2025.
Image: Marvel Studios

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Fantastic Four is easily one of the most anticipated MCU movies of the Multiverse Saga, right after the Avengers crossovers and Spider-Man 4. After Fox failed to turn the Fantastic Four franchise into a massive success, Marvel will get to reboot the series. The big advantage this time around is that the Fantastic Four get to interact with a much larger multiverse. They’ll meet the Avengers in the primary timeline and team up with other superheroes in the MCU.

In what follows, we’ll cover all the official Fantastic Four news, including the film’s release date, the Disney Plus premiere, the cast, and the trailers.

Fans of MCU spoilers will be happy to hear that we’ll also list the hottest Fantastic Four leaks and rumors at the end of the post. You’ll want to avoid our “Leaks and rumors” section if you hate spoilers. Don’t worry; another warning will follow near the end.

Fantastic Four release date

Marvel confirmed the Fantastic Four reboot at Comic-Con 2019, right after the massive success of Avengers: Endgame. The confirmation was possible as Disney had just acquired Fox. But, since then, all we got was the director. Jon Watts exited the project in spring 2022, leaving Marvel to find a replacement. 

Even so, Marvel announced at Comic-Con 2022 that Fantastic Four will hit theaters on November 8th, 2024. This turned the reboot into one of the first MCU Phase 6 titles. 

In September at D23 2022, we learned that Matt Shakman would helm the movie. Then, about a month later, Marvel delayed various MCU releases. Fantastic Four was on the list, getting a new premiere date. The film will hit theaters on February 14th, 2025, a very easy-to-remember release date.

Fast-forward to mid-June 2023, and Disney casually dropped another MCU calendar reshuffle. Fantastic Four wasn’t spared, and we have a new release date for the reboot: May 2nd, 2025. The film replaces Kang Dynasty, as Avengers 5 was also pushed back.

You thought that was the final release date for Fantastic Four, didn’t you? Well, the industry strikes in the summer of 2023 forced another reshuffle. The year stays in place, but the reboot will now premiere a few months later. Fantastic Four will hit theaters on July 25th, 2025.

Comic-Con 2022: MCU Phase 6 titles and release dates.
Comic-Con 2022: MCU Phase 6 titles and release dates. Image source: YouTube

Fantastic Four Disney Plus release date

Assuming Marvel doesn’t delay the theatrical release again, we expect Fantastic Four to hit Disney Plus in 2025. Disney’s official policy regarding MCU streaming releases has been fairly consistent. The movies get at least 45 days in cinemas, after which a Disney Plus release is possible. 

But those MCU titles that stand a chance to make a lot of money at the box office can get wider theatrical windows. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been such a case. 

Assuming Marvel sticks to the same 45-day script, the earliest Fantastic Four can make it to Disney Plus is mid-September, 2025. But it’s more likely for Fantastic Four to become a box office hit, which would delay the streaming premiere.

We’ll also note that Disney changed that 45-day rule under Bob Iger. With that in mind, a late 2025 Disney Plus release would make more sense.

Fantastic Four cast

The Fantastic Four cast was the biggest mystery surrounding this MCU reboot. John Krasinski played Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but he won’t return to the role. That Reed variant died in the movie, but that was Earth-838’s Mr. Fantastic.

Krasinski could always play the MCU’s primary reality Richards. That’s what some fans wished for. Fans were equally excited about the other three superheroes on the team.

But Marvel only announced the Fantastic Four cast in mid-February 2024. On Valentine’s Day, to be precise. Marvel confirmed the existing rumors in the process, and we now know who the new Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, and the Thing are.

Here’s what we know about the Fantastic Four cast for now:

  • Invisible Woman / Sue Storm (Vanessa Kirby)
  • Mister Fantastic / Reed Richards (Pedro Pascal)
  • The Thing / Ben Grimm (Ebon Moss-Bachrach)
  • Human Torch / Johnny Storm (Joseph Quinn)
John Krasinski as Mister Fantastic in Doctor Strange 2.
John Krasinski as Mister Fantastic in Doctor Strange 2. Image source: Marvel Studios

Fantastic Four trailers

Like with Disney Plus releases, Marvel has specific playbooks for releasing trailers for its MCU attractions. We’d expect the first Fantastic Four teaser to drop sometime in early 2025. 

Deadpool 3, which premieres on July 26th, 2024, got its first trailer during the Super Bowl. Fantastic Four might get the same treatment next year, given the release date similarities.

WARNING: We’re going to cover leaks and rumors next, so spoilers might follow below.

Fantastic Four leaks and rumors

Marvel's Fantastic Four hits theaters on February 14, 2025.
Marvel’s Fantastic Four hits theaters on February 14th, 2025. Image source: Marvel Studios

There’s been no shortage of Fantastic Four leaks and rumors while we’ve been waiting for Marvel to share more official details about the project. Below, you’ll find some of the most exciting Fantastic Four leaks and rumors leading up to the film’s premiere.

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Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.