Fantastic Four is a superhero team appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics and created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The first appearance of the Fantastic Four was in The Fantastic Four #1 in 1961. Four core members of the Fantastic Four are Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, and Thing. They all share an origin story as they acquired their superhuman abilities while exposed to cosmic rays during an expedition to outer space. Since their first appearance, the Fantastic Four have been adapted into other media as well appearing in several animated series and live-action films.
The Fantastic Four film series began with the Fantastic Four movie released in 2005 directed by Tim Story. The original movie has been followed by a sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver (2007) and a reboot Fantastic Four (2015). Fantastic Four is awaiting MCU integration with the upcoming movie scheduled to be released in 2025 as a part of phase six of the MCU.