Last October, a rumor was circulating that Adam Driver may have met with Marvel Studios for an unknown role in the upcoming “Fantastic Four” film. The news came from the Hot Mic podcast which reported Driver spoke with Marvel Studios about a “Fantastic Four” role. No other specific details were mentioned or what specific role Driver was in negotiations for.
The same rumor is now starting to resurface again with the specific role Driver is being eyed to play in the film. The news comes from The Direct which claims sources close to “Fantastic Four” named Driver as Marvel Studios’ “top casting choice” to play Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic.
As always, since nothing has been officially announced by Marvel or Disney, we will treat this as a rumor for now.
Not much is known about the “Fantastic Four” reboot except characters Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic), Sue Storm (Invisible Woman), Johnny Storm (Human Torch) and Ben Grimm (The Thing) will return.
Matt Shakman (WandaVision) was recently confirmed to direct “Fantastic Four.” Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer are on board to write the script.
Moon Knight producers Grant Curtis and Nick Pepin will also serve as producers on the new “Fantastic Four” film along with Kevin Feige.
No official casting news has been announced yet.
Marvel’s “Fantastic Four” is scheduled to hit theaters on February 14, 2025.
Source: The Direct