Cast of The Fantastic Four possibly confirmed
Fans of The Fantastic Four have eagerly awaited news of the final cast selection for Marvel’s upcoming superhero movie. Though there hasn’t been an official confirmation, My Time to Shine Hello, a reputable insider with a track record for superhero movie details, has shared some potential casting news via Twitter.
The cast includes Adam Driver as Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic, Margot Robbie as Sue Storm / Invisible Woman, Paul Mescal as Johnny Storm / Human Torch, and Daveed Diggs as Benjamin Grimm / The Thing.
Adam Driver gained widespread fame for his role as Kylo Ren in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and has displayed his range of acting skills in movies like The KKKlansman and Marriage Story, for which he received Oscar nominations. Margot Robbie, who’s acted in both Marvel and DC movies, rose to fame with her captivating portrayal in The Wolf of Wall Street and later in I, Tonya for which she was nominated for an Oscar.
Paul Mescal is an Irish actor who’s gained popularity for his role in Normal People, and Daveed Diggs is an American actor and rapper who won a Tony Award for his work in the Broadway musical, Hamilton. Their impressive range of acting skills and screen presence make them ideal candidates for roles in The Fantastic Four.
The Fantastic Four had little success with their prior film adaptations, the first of which was made in 1994 but was never publicly released. The later 2005 and 2007 adaptations starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, and Michael Chiklis received mixed reviews. 20th Century Fox attempted a reboot in 2015 but the film, featuring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell, was a critical and commercial disappointment.
If the casting news is confirmed, The Fantastic Four can look forward to possibly breaking its cycle of disappointing adaptations and finally delivering a successful superhero movie to its fans.