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Main Cast For The MCU Fantastic Four Movie Announced


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Marvel Studios' The Fantastic Four arrives in theaters July 25, 2025. Disney has officially announced the main cast for their upcoming MCU Fantastic Four movie which opens in theaters on July 25. The First Family will be played by Pedro Pascal (Mr. Fantastic Reed Richards), Vanessa Kirby (Sue Storm), Joseph Quinn (Johnny Storm), and Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Ben Grimm) are The Fantastic Four.

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On 2/14/2024 at 11:24 AM, tarot said:

Honestly, I can get behind this casting. I do think Johnny looks a bit too old but we have a 20something year old playing a high school spider-man so we will see how it does. 

Also I think you mixed up Johnny and Ben's casting.

Yep but already fixed. Honestly no clue who anyone is other than Pascal which can't say is who I would picture as Reed. I believe the woman was in one of the Mission Impossible movies.

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On 2/14/2024 at 9:24 AM, tarot said:

Honestly, I can get behind this casting. I do think Johnny looks a bit too old but we have a 20something year old playing a high school spider-man so we will see how it does. 

Also I think you mixed up Johnny and Ben's casting.

Yeah, Joseph Quinn is playing Johnny. I'm liking this cast a lot, Pedro as Reed is still a bit weird to me for some reason but I'm sure he'll sell me on the role.

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We all likely had our fantasy castings that we would have liked to have seen for this role, but overall this seems ok. Pedro Pascal as Reed is the highlight and the only one that I'm super happy about. I really liked Moss-Bachrach as Microchip in the Punisher Netflix series and he was also good in a brief role on Andor, so I expect him to be reasonably good as Ben Grimm. I thought that Vanessa Kirby and Joseph Quinn were just ok at best in their roles in Mission Impossible/Hobb&Shaw and Stranger Things, respectively - which are the only projects that I know them from. From what I've read, Invisible Woman is really expected to be the center of this and main lead role for this movie so Vanessa will have to impress. I'm not going to lie and say that I wouldn't have preferred Margot Robbie in that role. We'll see. At this point I'm not taking anything for granted with Disney and the MCU as it seems likes everything could change again at a moment's notice or not happen at all. I've gotten the impression that Disney is not at all happy with recent returns on investment from both Marvel and Star Wars and are going to be a lot less likely to green light anything the slightest bit questionable going forward.

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Oh wow okay, that just happened, Hmmm, I do love to see Ebon Moss, he is always good in everything I've ever seen him in so he is a pleasant addition, Joseph Quinn does seem to be a bit old for Johnny but I'm sure they will make it work, I only am familiar with him from Stranger Things, Still not really into Pedro being Reed but whatever, I actually don't really know Vanessa Kirby but I seem to recall her name floating around being attached to this movie as Sue, so I guess in the end it is so, I'm stoked it's fine no complaints here, just make it a good movie. 

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The new logo is giving me first few Wandavision episode vibes. It'll be interesting to see what tone the movie will end up having.

Also as much as I love Pascal, I just can't picture him as Mr. Fantastic. I'm still salty that they decided to give us Krasinski in MOM and then just never use him again. He was perfect.

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On 2/14/2024 at 11:03 AM, Lord_Scareglow said:

 Joseph Quinn does seem to be a bit old for Johnny but I'm sure they will make it work, I only am familiar with him from Stranger Things,

I'm not a huge fan of the actor, but the dude just turned 30 last month - how young do you want him to be? 😉 So in real life that puts him 6 years younger than Vanessa who is playing Sue, and significantly younger that Pedro and Ebon who are both in their late 40's (just like me). Not picking on you, because I certainly didn't know either - but he just did somewhat recently play a high school kid (although held back) in Stranger Things, after all! Maybe it was the long 80's hair that made him seem so much older.

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On 2/14/2024 at 11:39 AM, tarot said:

Johnny in the comic is the same age as Spider-man. Thus why their friendship has lasted so long. So yes a he is a bit too old for the role.

Ok, that's fair but the actor is still almost 2 full decades younger than the actors playing Reed and Ben....  like he could almost be Reed's kid rather than his brother-in-law, LOL! He's also only 2 years older than Tom Holland in real life --- so they're basically the same age, right? I understand where you're coming from, though.

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He'll be good because it's Pedro Pascal but really wish they'd gone with John Krasinski. Kind of a strange announcement out of nowhere though. 

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Hnnn, interesting. I don't know the actors playing Johnny and Ben, but it's all good, they seem fine to me. I love Pedro, but this does feel a bit strange. He's certainly got the range and talent to play the role, but even so I thought John Krasinski really nailed Reed's calm, sober and almost sullen geeky intensity. However, Vanessa Kirby is the one that has me really scratching my head though. If she were playing Emma Frost.... pitch perfect. Madame Hydra, Lilandra, Silver Sable, Spiral, Enchantress....basically any character that's severe, aloof and dangerous, Vanessa Kirby has that down to a science. But as sweet and endearing Sue Richards? Yeah, it's not immediately gelling in my mind. More still, I'm curious to see what kind of chemistry she has with Pedro, because even when I've seen her in a 'nice' role, she's come across as cold. We'll see man, but yeah, very interesting to see how this pans out. Actually, as an FF fan, I just hope it pans out period!

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The Vanessa Kirby casting reminds me of the total miss cast Famke Janssen as Jean Grey. I have no idea about her range as an actress though. I'm basing this on very little info.  I'm not sure about Ebon either, I'll have to hear his voice as Grimm. I'm assuming he will change my mind for the cgi part. Not sure I'll buy him as a tough guy though. I liked him in Punisher, but didn't really feel like he was really Micro. Actually Newman did a good job in War Zone. As I said before, Pedro just doesn't scream distant genius to me, but I'll trust in his acting ability. And Quinn, I'm pretty happy with. Overall nothing I'm angry about. Hopefully the Silver Surfer news is wrong. 

Gotta say I am overall worried about this movie. Not cause of this news, but the track record of people trying to do these characters justice. Finger crossed though, I am hopeful.

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Yeah, well I'm not really high on any of the castings overall. They all just seem off in some way or another regardless of what pedigree they come from or what they're past roles are but something tells me as long as they make a darn good movie a lot of people can warm up to these guys. I know that's a lot to expect from Disney these days but we know they have it in them. It's just a matter of tasking the right people to make it happen. And TBH I don't really think any version of the FF has properly been cast. Other than Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm of course. But those were some cheesy glutes special effects they used on him back then.

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Loving Sue's and Ben's casting choices. Not entirely sold on Pascal as Reed, but I love the man. Quinn was super fun and endearing in Stranger Things, but he doesn't look like Kirby's sibling... my only gripe if I'm being nitpicky. I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with! FF was the movie franchise that got me into all of this so, bad as they are I like them.

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I was wondering if Pedro Pascal had shaved his beard and mustache, he might look more like a Classic Reed Richards, instead of the more Modern look he has from time to time?  It might make it easier for people to see him as Reed since most of us view Classic Clean Shaven Reed instead of modern Beard Reed.  

 

Having said that, the fact that Pedro is Chilean might be another reason why some people can't see him as Reed, since Reed is normally Caucasian.  Though to me, if I didn't know a dam thing about Pedro and just looking at some of his photos(Especially any from Wonder Woman 1984 movie), I would of thought he could be Caucasian, or at least Mix. 

 

Me personally, I know he's popular now, but truth be told, I've never seen him in anything(As far as I know).  His name could help get some butts in theatres.  To me, I would have to see a trailer or 2 with him as Reed to really judge if he could nail the character or not.  We'll see.  

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