Marvel Studios is making significant strides in casting for its upcoming Fantastic Four film, set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The spotlight is now on Pedro Pascal, known for his roles in Game of Thrones and The Mandalorian, as negotiations are underway for him to portray Reed Richards, also known as Mr. Fantastic.
Pascal’s potential involvement follows a string of successful roles, including his acclaimed performance in The Mandalorian and an Emmy-nominated portrayal in The Last of Us. The actor’s multifaceted talent aligns with the iconic character of Reed Richards, a brilliant scientist with the ability to stretch and bend his body after exposure to gamma rays during a scientific expedition.
While other cast members for Fantastic Four are yet to be announced, there are strong rumors of Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm after her reply during a recent interview:
Marvel’s move to secure Pedro Pascal for this pivotal role comes after a previous brief cameo by John Krasinski as an alternate universe Reed Richards in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Fans, eagerly awaiting news on the Fantastic Four cast, are buzzing with excitement and anticipation.
The film, directed by Matt Shakman, is part of Marvel’s Phase 6 and is scheduled for release on May 2, 2025.