Fantastic Four: Marvel Studios' Top Choice for Johnny Storm Revealed

Fantastic Four
Credit: 20th Century Fox

Fantastic Four
Credit: 20th Century Fox

A lot of fans have been anticipating the casting news for the new Fantastic Four film as they are looking forward to finding out who will play the First Family in the MCU.

Several names have been attached to the various rumors and speculations that we've been hearing for the past several months although none of them were confirmed by anyone involved in the film.

Yesterday, we finally got out first major casting update on the film as it was reported that Vanessa Kirby is set to play the MCU's Sue Storm. In addition, it looks like Marvel Studios has also found their top choice to play Johnny Storm.

Joseph Quinn Eyed to Play the MCU's Johnny Storm

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Above the Line's Jeff Sneider reported in The Hot Mic podcast that Stranger Things actor Joseph Quinn is currently being eyed to play the MCU's Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four reboot.

The rising actor's potential involvement in the film was reported alongside Kirby's casting as Sue Storm. Sneider noted in his report that the casting happened prior to the current actors' strike.

Initially, he reported that The Boys star Jack Quaid is the actor that Marvel Studios was eyeing to play Johnny Storm. He made a correction minutes later and clarified that it was actually Quinn, who has also been a popular fancast.

Quaid also debunked his casting in a post on X when the initial news spread around the web surrounding his alleged casting before it was corrected to Quinn.

"Hello everyone. Nope. Not playing Johnny Storm but hey I’m flattered. Now that you’re here though, donate to the @sagaftra foundation if you can!" he wrote in his post.

So far, Marvel Studios has not commented on the reports and it is likely that we won't hear any official word from them until the actors' strike ends.

Aside from Kirby and Quinn, Sneider also reported that Marvel Studios is still casting for Reed Richards, Ben Grimm, and Galactus. He also debunked the rumor surrounding Matt Smith and claimed that The Bear's Ebon Moss-Bachrach has also been cast in the film but for a different role.

Also Read: Margot Robbie's Rumored Sue Storm Replacement Reacts to Potential Fantastic Four Casting

Some fans have been rooting for Quinn to play Johnny Storm ever since his breakthrough role in Stranger Things so this is definitely an exciting update for those who want to see him play the role. Let's wait and see if Marvel Studios will eventually confirm this soon.

Fantastic Four is slated for release in theaters on May 2, 2025. You can check more details about it here.

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