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Marvel Reveals Its Cast For ‘The Fantastic 4’

Marvel Reveals Its Cast For 'The Fantastic 4'

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On Wednesday, February 14, Marvel Studios officially announced the cast for their upcoming film, The Fantastic 4 (2025) on the Marvel Website. The cast includes Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards aka Mister Fantastic, Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm aka The Invisible Woman, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm aka The Thing, and Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch. According to Variety, the movie is expected to begin production this summer for a 2025 release. 

Everything We Know About Marvel’s The Fantastic 4 

Aside from the main cast, there are no other actors yet confirmed to be in the movie, nor is there any other character aside from H.E.R.B.I.E., who was in the official teaser poster Marvel released along with the cast. The film will be directed by Matt Shakman, who previously directed the entire WandaVision (2021) miniseries from a script written by Josh Friedman, Jeff Kaplan, and Ian Springer. As always, Kevin Feige will serve as producer. It will be the thirty-sixth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and also be the first film in Phase 6.

Marvel Reveals Its Cast For 'The Fantastic 4'
Jessica Alba as The Invisible Woman, Ioan Grufudd as Mister Fantastic, Chris Evans as The Human Torch, and Michael Chiklis as The Thing in ‘Fantastic Four’ | 20th Century Studios

The History of the Fantastic Four In Film 

The first Fantastic Four was made in the early 1990s by Costain Film, with New Concorde expected to serve as the movie’s distributor. According to IMDb, the film was never released as, according to Stan Lee, the film was only made so the studio could retain the rights to the film. Then came the duology from the 2000s made by 20th Century Studios, with Jessica Alba as Sue Storm and a pre-Captain America Chris Evans as her brother, Johnny. The first movie was a moderate success, earning $333.5 million against a budget of roughly $100 million, despite a negative reception from audiences and critics alike. The sequel, Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), would gross less than its predecessor, eventually resulting in a third film and a spin-off about the Silver Surfer (Doug Jones) to be scrapped. Then there was the 2015 reboot, also made by 20th Century Studios, which garnered even worse box office and critical reception than the 2000s films, so much so that the director of the movie, Josh Trank, publicly criticized it online before it was even released. This was due to the studio interfering with the movie, according to IMDb, with them ordering several reshoots after they were disappointed with Trank’s version. Finally, after Disney bought Fox in 2019, Marvel regained the rights and announced a new installment in 2020.

How Will This Version Differ From The Earlier Films?

Each version of Fantastic Four has its own unique style. The ‘90s film was done in the style of a B-movie, including having cartoonish effects. The 2000s duology was similar to other superhero films in the 2000s by being silly but still trying to take themselves seriously. The 2015 movie tried to be darker, clearly influenced by The Dark Knight Trilogy. Based on the teaser poster, it seems this version will try to be more light-hearted, possibly with a ‘60s aesthetic, which fits given the characters’ debut in the comics was in 1961. Another thing that this film could do is skip the origin story. All three versions have told it, so having the characters already have their powers would help make this one stand out. Marvel already did this when Spider-Man joined the MCU after the past two iterations showed his origins. All three iterations of the Fantastic Four have also had Dr. Doom as the villain, so it will be interesting to see if this version will also have him or use a new villain entirely. Not much is known about this movie, so everyone will have to wait and see what happens. 

Marvel’s The Fantastic 4 will be released on July 25, 2025.

Marvel Reveals Its Cast For 'The Fantastic 4'
Miles Teller as Mister Fantastic, Kata Mara as The Invisible Woman, Jamie Bell as The Thing, and Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch in ‘Fantastic 4’ | 20th Century Studios

Fantastic Four (2015) Official 20th Century Fox Trailer

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