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SlashFilm is reporting that, according to the outlet’s sources who are close to the project, The Last of Us star Pedro Pascal has signed on to play the role of Reed Richards. This comes after reports from Daniel RPK and Deadline that suggested that Pascal was in talks for the role, with SlashFilm specifically noting that the actor has actually already “officially signed on the dotted line.”
Plenty of other performers have been rumored to play the rest of the team, from Vanessa Kirby potentially claiming the role of Susan Storm/The Invisible Woman to Jack Quaid previously being rumored to play Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, though The Boys star denied said reports.
Who is directing Fantastic Four?
Fantastic Four will be directed by Matt Shakman (WandaVision) from a screenplay by Josh Friedman, who was brought in to re-write the script originally written by Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer. As a project in Phase Six of the MCU, Fantastic Four is scheduled to be released on May 2, 2025.
The Fantastic Four comic debuted in 1961. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, it was the first superhero team title produced by Marvel Comics and popularized famous characters like Reed Richards, Sue Storm and Doctor Doom.