The Fantastic Four remake under the Universal Cinematic Universe is one of the most anticipated projects for the brand. The film is expected to help the franchise regain the trust and excitement of the public which was demonstrated by the box office failure of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (60%). With this status, the company has tried to keep information about the cast and the details of the story secret but leaks and gossips continue to accumulate day after day.
Recently, rumors have surfaced that Daveed Diggs, who is best known for his work on the play Hamilton (100%), could be considered for the role of The Thing. The role of The Mole aka Thing is one of the most challenging to cast since his presence as Ben Grimm will be minimal and his performance will depend a lot on the way his scenes are filmed and the technology that will be used for it.
Jeff Sneider, host of The Hot Mic podcast (via ComicBookMovie.com), suggests that Daveed Diggs is one of the strongest candidates for the role. He has already proven his talent as an actor and singer, and the company seeks a diverse cast. Daveed is Jewish, an aspect that is explored in the comics on several occasions.
The Fantastic Four is a family of superheroes that charmed the public and paved the way for other similar teams. The franchise has had its fair share of ups and downs with films such as The Fantastic Four (2005) (27%) and The Fantastic Four and the Silver Slider (37%) being highly criticized by specialists. On the other hand, The Fantastic Four (29%) is the small failure that everyone decides to ignore, while The Fantastic Four (9%) by Josh Trank, is the clear example of what happens when the production company interferes with the film-making process.
Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, is aware of the pressure and expectations of fans, and there are a lot of hasty discussions in the anticipation of the remake. Adam Driver, Mila Kunis, Jodie Comer, Paul Mescal, Margot Robbie, and even John Krasinski, who recently appeared in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (88%), have been mentioned as possible candidates for the main roles. However, the company has yet to confirm any of the names or details.
The information about the casting and story of the film is scarce and most of what the audience knows about it is based on rumors and leaks. Nonetheless, fans are eagerly anticipating the film’s release, which is hoped to begin filming in early 2024.
In conclusion, the combination of a great presence and an excellent voice is what the company is looking for in the cast of The Fantastic Four remake. Daveed Diggs is being considered for the role of The Thing, but there is no confirmation from the company yet. Fans can only wait and hope for the best for the remake of The Fantastic Four in the Universal Cinematic Universe.