The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand and you can best believe that Kevin Feige is always on the lookout for actors who will join the beloved franchise. With more characters and stories still waiting to be explored, it's only natural for the MCU to grow its roster of talent and a new report suggests that one of 2022's breakout actors will soon be suiting up for a superhero role.
According to a scoop from Giant Freakin Robot, Stranger Things star Joseph Quinn has landed a role in the billion-dollar franchise following serious negotiations with Marvel Studios. The specifics regarding his MCU involvement weren't disclosed but the outlet speculates that the breakout star could be playing Mister Fantastic in the Fantastic Four reboot.
Interestingly, Quinn also happens to be a favorite amongst fans to get cast in the role but as it stands, director Matt Shakman and his team of writers are still working on the film's script and until they've finalized it, no casting announcements will be made.
Apart from Quinn, names such as Penn Badgley, William Jackson Harper, Diego Luna, and John Krasinski, who played Reed Richards in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness are reportedly on the studio's shortlist.
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As it stands, we still don't have an idea when the studio plans to unveil Earth-616's First Family but considering the reboot isn't coming out until 2025, it would be safe to assume that Marvel isn't in a hurry to make the announcement. Here's to hoping though that the MCU will finally crack the code on how to handle Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, and The Thing.
Marvel Studios' Fantastic Four reboot is slated for theatrical release on February 14, 2025.