Friday, April 19, 2024

Marvel Announces “Fantastic Four” Cast: Newest Remake Has Been Open Secret for Weeks


“The Fantastic Four” is back! Or ‘are’ back!

Marvel has just confirmed an open secret in comic book land. We now have the names of the latest group of actors to tackle this mighty assignment.

Pedro Pascal, Vanessa Kirby, Joseph Quinn, and Ebon-Moss Bacharach, and have agreed to to the assignment.

They will play Reed Richards, Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, Johnny Storm/Human Torch, and Ben Grimm/the Thing.

This quadrangle succeeds the casts of the four previous movies from 1994, 2005, 2007, and 2015.

Pascal, who’s blazing hot these days, actually takes the role from John Krasinski. The latter’s appearance as Reed Richards in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” was just a one off thing. Unless, of course, Krasinski turns up in a multiverse version of this new film.

And wow — Joseph Quinn’s run in “Stranger Things” has certainly ignited his career. He was just announced as part of the cast in a new thriller directed by novelist Bret Easton Ellis. And Ebon Moss Bacharach just won a Critics Choice Award and an Emmy Award for “The Bear.” Kirby went straight from “The Crown” to “Mission Impossible.” They’ll be an impressive group!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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