The internet obsession with Marvel movies and their casting can weigh on a future film way before it’s even started production. Marvel Comics is near and dear to fans’ hearts, which is why they are so keen on seeing things done right. You may have heard rumblings that a new Fantastic Four movie is in the works, and the world may have just gotten a glimpse at the potential cast.
The Fantastic Four, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1961, includes leader Reed Richards who is Mr. Fantastic, his love interest Sue Storm – The Invisible Woman, her brother Johnny Storm AKA the Human Torch, and Ben Grimm also known as a The Thing. On a scientific space mission, they gain superhuman powers.
In the past 20 years, two attempts at a Fantastic Four feature film were met with less than rave reviews. Here’s the rumored cast for Marvel‘s third attempt to get this franchise off the ground.
Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic: Adam Driver (Star Wars, Marriage Story (2019), House of Gucci (2021))
Sue Storm / Invisible Woman: Margot Robbie (Barbie (2023), Suicide Squad, I, Tonya (2017))
Johnny Storm / Human Torch: Paul Mescal (Normal People (2020), The Lost Daughter (2021), Aftersun (2022))
Ben Grimm / The Thing: Daveed Diggs (The Little Mermaid (20230, Hamilton (2015), Blindspotting (2018))
Here’s the overall thought from Twitter:
Why? There is literally nothing I like about this cast. It doesn’t scream fantastic four to me. They just cast a bunch of popular actors and crossed their fingers that it works. Marvel’s casting has always been amazing but this is lazy.
Everyone felt like Margot Robbie was the clear stand out star of the bunch.
The real question on everyone’s minds,
why do they keep making f4 movies when they consistently flop
Do you think this cast can save the Fantastic Four franchise? Or are you hoping the rumors aren’t true?