Every actor is rumored to replace John Krasinski as Reed Richards

A lot of names have been thrown around rumored about MCU‘s Fantastic Fourincluding these eight actors who can play Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic.

While Marvel Studios is a Fantastic Four Reboot under WandaVision Director Matt Shakman Marvel’s First Family roles might be some of the biggest in Hollywood right now. After all, fans have been debating who should play these heroes in the MCU for years now.

Reed Richards was a particularly hot topic after John Krasinski – arguably the fan’s most recognizable cast – appeared as Mr. Fantastic as a variant on Earth-838 in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. But unfortunately , Seemed like it was one thing and done With the search for a new actor now underway.

With the reboot flick set for release in February 2025, it looks like casting for a Fantastic Four movie is moving ahead before production begins either later this year or early 2024. So, here are all the actors rumored to play Mr. The announcement – which most people expect will come this year.

Penn Badgley

Penn Badgley, you
You are

Penn Badgley – The actor behind Netflix You are – It was The MCU’s Mr. Fantastic has been rumored for quite some time nowin part because of the varied reports, and also because it bears a close resemblance to Reed Richards’ classic comic design.

After putting in tremendous performances in all three seasons You areNo doubt Badgley will do the same again once Season 4 arrives in February. This could help boost his chances of making it to the MCU championship as he becomes a hot topic once again, just as Marvel Studios is in the midst of picking on the Fantastic Four.

Adam Driver

Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Marriage story

star Wars’ Adam Driver Left appeared several months ago as a rumored rival to Reed Richards in the MCU. Since then, The Direct’s sources have revealed this Driver is actually Marvel Studios’ top choice for the role.

The Star Wars actor has shown a lot of talent over the years, even having two Academy Award nominations already at just 39 years old.

But he also has the advantage of having a solid working relationship with Disney thanks to his role as Kylo Ren in the Star Wars series trilogy.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling, La La Land
La La Land

Fans have been hearing for a while that Marvel Studios is interested in her Bringing Ryan Gosling on board, specifically for Lightning“Watchman. But insider Jeff Schneider recently claimed that Gosling might actually be Wanted for an unknown role in the MCU’s Fantastic Four.

Gosling and his huge brand might be exactly what Marvel Studios needs to bring back the Fantastic Four after two shaky Fox iterations. Although whether Reed Richards is a role he would be a good fit or interested in committing to long-term is a much trickier question.

Diego Luna

Diego Luna, Andor, Star Wars

Andor the actor Diego Luna He was recently named by an insider as a star in the running to play Reed Richards. Luna responded to these rumorscalled “unbelievable” The number of claims he found himself roped into.

While Luna, as a Mexican actor, may not have been a traditional choice for Reed Richards, his Star Wars-nominated performance undoubtedly has him on the forefront of Disney’s minds for more big roles to come.

But as Luna recently revealed it will be “Busy” during the next two years And he’s not sure he wants to act next, so he might not be the one he bet on for this particular role.

John David Washington

John David Washington, Amsterdam

Although the Tenet John David Washington flew farther off the radar than it should have been because of his release of The Pandemic, he came out of it as a star. As it happens with every major face in Hollywood, fans soon began portraying him as various superheroes, including Mr. Fantastic.

Weird giant robot He claimed a couple of years ago that Washington was in fact in talks with Mr. Fantastic, though that likely wasn’t true since Marvel Studios only seems to be picking up on Marvel’s First Family now. However, perhaps Washington can find his name in the mix.

Dev Patel

Dev Patel, The Green Knight
Green Knight

Another rumor spread by Giant Freakin’ Robot, this one just a month ago, claimed that Dev Patel might be in talks for the lead role in Fantastic Four. As a British actor of Indian descent, Patel would definitely be a huge departure from the traditional comedy path, but that doesn’t mean he would be a bad choice.

Having found fame and acclaim at a young age after playing the title role the homeless milionairePatel has yet to get the big Hollywood role he deserves. With this film still being discussed to this day, Patel’s stardom and talent may be exactly what Fantastic Four He needs to break it up.

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill, the guy from UNCLE
The man from Uncle

to the disappointment of many, Henry Cavill Recently he’s found his schedule seems more open After losing the role of Superman Only months after he got it back. with him Time in DC and beyond the magician It concludes nowhe may finally be free to join the MCU as fans have long hoped.

After a rumor claimed that Cavill was in talks for a role at Marvel Studios, a video surfaced of him showing his obsessive side with building a PC. Some fans took this as a home test for Reed Richards, trying to prove that he can pull off the side of a super-genius rat despite his muscular looks.

Glen Howerton

Glenn Howerton, It's Always Sunny
It’s always sunny in Philadelphia

always sunnyGlenn Howerton found himself in the heart of Fantastic Four rumours, with some funny photos featuring the entire comic cast as Marvel’s First Family. Howerton even has a leg up Fantastic Four Director Matt Shakman always sunny.

Responding to the rumors in an interview with Film DweepHowerton expressed that it would be “Fun too” to work with Matt Shakman again, calling it “Close friend,” adding that he would “Accept that phone call.”

Unfortunately, since he’s already 46, Howerton is likely too old to be considered for the role of Reed Richards. Rewind ten years, and always sunny The star might have been an ideal choice, but since Marvel Studios has probably wanted this actor for at least a decade, he may be aging in the role.

When will the Fantastic Four cast in the MCU be announced?

Marvel Studios supplied can avoid any further delaysAnd Fantastic Four Phase 6 is currently scheduled for release and start-up in February 2025. Based on the MCU’s usual production timing, filming should begin at the end of this year or in the beginning of 2024.

With the selection now beginning, there is ample opportunity for the administrator Fantastic Four Actors can simply appear in a report from one of the major Hollywood trade publications. But given the excitement surrounding these roles, Marvel Studios may want to save them for the announcement in a big public event.

Since Disney’s D23 Expo is held twice a year, with the next scheduled for 2024, the only major opportunity this year will come with San Diego Comic-Con. Provided the cast is locked in and signed on in time for July, this could be the most likely time fans will finally hear this announcement.

Fantastic Four In theaters February 14, 2025.

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