Marvel Studios ‘Fantastic Four’ Update as a New Cast Member Joins

Marvel Studios has done it again, adding another high-profile name to its already stellar cast for the highly anticipated “Fantastic Four” movie. Emmy-nominated Natasha Lyonne, known for her standout roles and dynamic presence, is the latest addition, according to sources at Deadline.

Lyonne will be joining a lineup of celebrated actors in this cinematic reboot. Pedro Pascal is set to portray Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), the genius leader of the group, with Vanessa Kirby stepping into the role of Sue Storm (the Invisible Woman), known for her ability to become invisible and generate force fields.

Meanwhile, Joseph Quinn will bring Johnny Storm (the Human Torch) to life on screen, with Ebon Moss-Bachrach playing Ben Grimm (the Thing), a character known for his superhuman strength and resilience. The ensemble also welcomes Julia Garner as the Silver Surfer, and notable actors including Paul Walter Hauser, John Malkovich, and Ralph Ineson, whose roles are yet to be revealed.

Under the direction of “WandaVision” helmer Matt Shakman and a script penned by Ric Pearson, Josh Friedman, Jeff Kaplan, and Ian Springer, the movie promises to be a fresh take on the beloved comic book series. Production is set to commence this summer, with a release date slated for July 25, 2025. As of now, Marvel Studios has remained tight-lipped about plot and character details, heightening the intrigue around the film.

Natasha Lyonne Fantastic Four

Lyonne has been making waves recently, not only through her Emmy-nominated role in Rian Johnson’s “Poker Face” but also as a producer and director. Her production company, Animal Pictures, recently inked a first-look deal with Sister following a string of successes. Prior to “Poker Face,” Lyonne was celebrated for the critically acclaimed Netflix series “Russian Doll,” which she created, starred in, and produced, earning several Emmy wins and nominations.

In addition to her series work, Lyonne directed the Netflix comedy special “Jacqueline Novak: Get On Your Knees” and wrapped production on Taika Waititi’s film adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel “Klara and the Sun,” alongside Amy Adams and Jenna Ortega.

Next, she will appear in “His Three Daughters” with Elizabeth Olsen and Carrie Coon, a film that Netflix acquired at the 2023 Toronto Film Festival. In 2025, she is set to voice a character in Paramount’s new animated Smurfs movie.

This casting move adds significant depth to an already robust ensemble for “Fantastic Four,” promising to bring a mix of star power and fresh creativity to Marvel’s reimagining of one of its most iconic superhero teams.

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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