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Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm (Invisible Woman), Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm (the Human Torch), and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm (the Thing) will portray the superhero quartet, who are the first characters that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created for Marvel Comics.

This movie is among the four Marvel movies scheduled to debut in 2025, but as with Marvel, not much is known about the plot. However, the Fantastic Four appear in comic books as astronauts who undergo a change into superheroes following their exposure to cosmic rays in space. Reed develops the capacity to extend his body to incredible lengths. Sue, Reed's partner, can control light to create solid forcefields and turn invisible. Sue's brother Johnny can transform his body into fire, allowing him to fly. Ben, Reed's closest friend, undergoes a complete metamorphosis into a Thing, complete with an enormous, orange rock for a body, superhuman strength, and an unwavering sadness over his seemingly hideous look.

I remember watching the animated series on Cartoon Network(I think) when I was younger, and I absolutely loved it. So, my inner fan girl is definitely having the time of her life. A movie adaptation made in the early 2000s was a flop, but I will eventually get around to watching it.

"Fantastic Four" will be directed by Matt Shakman ("WandaVision). Though Marvel had attempted to be secretive about the cast—widely regarded as one of the most essential superhero characters ever created—news of Pascal's selection first surfaced in November.

Pascal will probably film "The Last of Us" Season 2 before getting in shape to play Richards. Quinn rose to fame on Season 4 of "Stranger Things" as Eddie Munson. Moss-Bachrach also took home an Emmy for his work on FX's "The Bear," where he played Richard "Richie" Jerimovich. Kirby, who first gained notoriety as Princess Margaret in "The Crown" before being nominated for an Oscar for her work in "Pieces of a Woman" in 2020, has previously hinted that she would like to play the Invisible Woman.

But up until today, the Marvel Cinematic Universe had not included the Fantastic Four. Instead, the movie rights belonged to 20th Century Fox, which used the characters in three films. The films "Fantastic Four" and "Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer," which came out in 2005 and 2007, respectively, featured Chris Evans, the former Captain America, as Johnny, Ioan Gruffudd as Reed, Jessica Alba as Sue, and Michael Chiklis as Ben. With Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, and Michael B. Jordan in the starring roles, Fox's effort to revive the franchise in 2015 was a critical and financial disaster.

In 2022's "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," John Krasinski made a brief cameo as a multiverse version of Reed Richards, giving the MCU's first glimpse of the character in response to an internet fan campaign to cast him in the part.

However, by appointing the entire group, Marvel Studios assures the MCU's new family, following the exits of Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark and Evans' Steve Rogers in "Avengers: Endgame."

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