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Marvel fans everywhere are positing on who will be cast in the next Fantastic four movies, and includes some surprising names.
The franchise doesn’t necessarily have the best track when it comes to movies, even though it’s one of Marvel’s oldest and best superhero teams. Part of that is due to the fact that the rights to the team fell to Fox and not Marvel Studios. However, that changed in March 2019, when The Walt Disney Company acquired 21st Century Fox, meaning FF is now in the hands of Marvel.
The reboot, which is currently in development, could be a real starting point for a new actor. That means the rumor mill is working overtime in terms of trying to crack the cast. The latest rumor puts Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey) as Reed Richards, Amanda Seyfried (abandonment) as Sue Storm, and America’s favorite babysitter Joe Keery from Weird Stuff like Johnny Storm.
Remember, these are just rumors, so don’t take this information to the bank, but while we’re talking rumors, here’s another important one about the movie: Steven Spielberg attached.
It’s like making people go crazy.
The emotion is understandable. The franchise is beloved, but no movie has really captured the true fun of the group. In fact, there have been quite a few bad guys over the years, dating back to a low budget shot in 1994 that was never released.
In 2005, Jessica Alba and Chris Evans starred in a big-budget adaptation that did fairly well at the box office, though it didn’t become a fan favorite. It was popular enough to warrant a sequel called Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer in 2007. However, the film did not fare very well and plans for more films were shelved until 2015, when Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan were tried again in the lead roles. That also bombed.
Of course, fans went wild when John Krasinski appeared as Reed Richards in the post-credits at the end of Doctor strange in the multiverse of madness. Before her appearance, there were rumors that she was going to play the role, but it seems that she will not be in the movie. Time will tell.
Regardless, the stage is set, and all Marvel has to do is release a passable version of the movie, and it will likely be better than its predecessors. We’ll keep you posted on announcements as they come in.