Out of all upcoming MCU projects scheduled to be developed and released in the next couple of years, none generates as much hype as the ‘Fantastic Four.’ While Marvel Studios is keeping the official cast under a tight lid. Rumors point in the direction of Pedro Pascal playing Reed Richards with Vanessa Kirby playing Sue Storm. It’s also heavily rumored that Ebon Moss-Bachrach has been cast as The Thing and he recently even gave an interesting statement to the press regarding it.
The fact that Pedro Pascal will be most likely playing Reed Richards was leaked several months ago and the fact is basically mainstream knowledge, we’re also happy to announce that the news was confirmed by Pedro’s SAG-AFTRA profile, and not only that, the profile also states that he will soon begin production on ‘Fantastic Four.’
“Pedro Pascal can currently be seen starring opposite Ethan Hawke in Pedro Almodóvar’s short film, A STRANGE WAY OF LIFE, which first premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. Up next Pascal can be seen starring in Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s independent film, FREAKY TALES, which is set to premiere at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.
Pascal recently wrapped production on Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated GLADIATOR 2 and will soon begin production on Marvel Studios’ FANTASTIC FOUR.”
We’re still waiting for some kind of official confirmation regarding Sue Storm and the Thing, but we’re happy to have at least one cast member confirmed in any official sense.
The Walt Disney Company announced the acquisition of 21st Century Fox in 2017, leading to speculation about the integration of Fox-owned Marvel properties like X-Men and Fantastic Four into the MCU. Following the acquisition’s completion in 2019, plans for ‘Fantastic Four’-related films were put on hold, but later revived with Kevin Feige’s announcement of a reboot at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019. Jon Watts was initially set to direct the film but departed in April 2022, leading to Matt Shakman’s consideration as the new director.
Shakman’s involvement was confirmed at D23 Expo 2022, with Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer tasked with writing the script. However, script revisions led to delays, pushing the production start date to January 2024. The film’s release date was initially set for November 2024 but was subsequently moved to February 2025, then further delayed to May 2025.
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