A new rumor says that Driver is in the final talks with Marvel Studio for the role of Reed Richards. This new information was shared by scooper Daniel Richtman on his Patreon channel. Driver’s name was associated with the Fantastic Four project as early as October 2022.
It was in January that rumors started to swirl that the actor was Marvel’s "top casting choice" for the role of Reed Richards. If the new information is correct, Driver will be replacing John Krasinski in the role. Krasinski appeared as Reed Richards in Doctor Stranger in the Multiverse of Madness. The actor has indicated that his MCU role is a one-off.
Previous rumors indicated that Driver met with Marvel to be part of the film. Fans speculated that Driver would be playing Doctor Doom in the upcoming film as he also played the villain Kylo Ren in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.
There have been rumors that Doctor Doom, Galactus, and Silver Surfer are going to be part of the Fantastic Four. Early rumors suggest that Marvel is developing a special presentation for Silver Surfer on Disney+. According to the rumor, the upcoming Silver Surfer TV special will serve as a prequel to the Fantastic Four and introduce Galactus to the MCU.
Who is playing Sue Storm in the movie?
While the rumors have narrowed down the actor playing Reed Richards, the casting for Sue Storm has four names attached to it. The rumors mention That ’70 Show star Mila Kunis, M3GAN actor Allison Williams, and Free Guy’s Jodie Comer are being considered for the role. Another report suggests that Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning actor Vanessa Kirby is in the running to be part of the Fantastic Four movie.
Beyond the Trailer host Grace Randolph reports that Kirby is Marvel’s top choice for the role of Sue Storm. Marvel hasn’t confirmed any of the castings, so please take the information with a grain of salt.
UPDATE - it seems the rumor I heard re an actress for #SueStorm is indeed legit!
— Grace Randolph (@GraceRandolph) April 19, 2023
Director Matt Shakman has previously debunked all the casting rumors. Shakman said that he has not had discussions about castings for the Fantastic Four. However, the director did reveal that the upcoming movie will start filming in early 2024.
Given that the film will start shooting next year, we should be hearing more concrete information about the movie in the second half of the year.
Fantastic Four is coming to theaters on February 14, 2025.