Fantastic Four Gets ‘The Flash’ Costume Designer

Won the 2008 Oscar for costume design for 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age.'

Won the 2008 Oscar for costume design for 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age.'

Fantastic Four Gets 'The Flash' Costume Designer (Rumor)

Marvel’s Fantastic Four movie will have the same costume designer behind DC’s recent The Flash movie starring Ezra Miller with the return of the Michael Keaton Batman and the debut of the Sasha Calle Supergirl.

The info via the DiscussingFilm Twitter account (related to a Hollywood producer, I believe) says Alexandra Byrne is set as the costume designer for Fantastic Four.

In addition to The Flash, Alexandra Byrne is known for Doctor Strange, Avengers: Age of Ultron, the first Guardians of the Galaxy, 300: Rise of an Empire, The Avengers, the first Thor, and more. She won an Oscar in 2008 for Elizabeth: The Golden Age which stars Cate Blanchett and Clive Owen.

Regarding The Flash, friends in Hollywood told me the VFX went unfinished, which is evident by the BTS footage, so I am guessing that also included added details on the costumes.

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Pedro Pascal Reed Richard fan art via Boss Logic

What is Fantastic Four about?

Plot details are only rumored at this time which is said to include some sort of love triangle, but from what my Comic-Con insiders filled me in a few years back, the FF has always existed as part of the MCU.

Taking a page from the origin of Captain America, I have been told the Fantastic Four existed in the past as friends of Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne but they disappeared.

I’m told the Fantastic Four stepped into the Negative Zone or Quantum Realm and when they exit, it’s the present day and they haven’t aged. We see how this lines up with what happened with Ant-Man in Avengers: Endgame and explains why the FF haven’t been around the MCU.

However, a more recent rumor seems to suggest Marvel may be moving away from the Ant-Man origin connections (possibly due to the failure of Quantumania?). It’s claimed the FF are from another Earth, part of the Multiverse, and are the only superheroes on their planet. Enter Galactus.

It could also very well be possible they might combine the two and that the FF step into the MCU from the Quantum Realm via their own Universe as part of the Multiverse escaping Galactus (sort of interesting is that Unicron in the recent Transformers: Rise of the Beasts movie is from the Multiverse, and Unicron is basically the Transformers version of the Big G).

If the movie or part of the film is set back in the ’60s or so, Alexandra Byrne’s style seems to fit.

Fantastic Four has a May 2, 2025 release date directed by Matt Shakman, with Josh Friedman writing the current draft of the script. Pedro Pascal is said to be in talks to play Reed Richards, with Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm, Stranger Things‘ Joseph Quinn as The Human Torch, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as The Thing, with Mads Mikkelson as possibly Doctor Doom.

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