The studio has set Akiva Goldsman to oversee the next picture with Heroes co-executive producer Michael Green on script duty. Fox controls Fantastic Four in perpetuity, as long as it continues making the films, Variety notes.
Fox also has the same deal with Marvel properties X-Men, Daredevil and Silver Surfer. Marvel is a producer and financial participant through a licensing agreement.
Fox had no comment on its plans for Fantastic Four, and it is as-yet unclear if any of the stars of the 2005 Fantastic Four and 2007 sequel Rise of the Silver Surfer will return. Tim Story directed those films, which starred Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis.
Potential spinoffs for the Gambit and Deadpool characters have also been discussed.