Marvel fans are rejoicing after learning that the First Family aka the Fantastic Four is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The news was officially confirmed by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige himself during the latter part of his MCU presentation at the annual Disney Investor Day. Feige sure saved the best announcement for last but don't get too excited as the project won't be coming anytime soon.
However, this gives the studio plenty of time to develop the film's central plot, and of course, Feige and his crew may not have to stress over the casting anymore as fans have some strong casting candidates. Unsurprisingly, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have been leading polls and fantasy castings for years now and MCU diehards are unanimous with their choice. In fact, the A Quiet Place stars are among the favorites to be part of the MCU's F4 film and that's according to recent betting odds.
Oddsmaker Bovada has listed gambling odds to determine which actors fans want to make up the MCU's First Family. Aside from Krasinski and Blunt, Pirates of the Caribbean actor Stephen Graham and High School Musical alumnus Zac Efron are among the top fan choices to play The Thing and Human Torch respectively. Efron, who has long been rumored for an MCU role is tied with Hamilton star Anthony Ramos, an entry that seemingly came out of nowhere. As for Doctor Doom, The Mandalorian's Giancarlo Esposito is the top candidate amongst fans.
According to Vegas oddsmaker @BovadaOfficial, the leading candidates for Marvel's Fantastic 4 recast are:Invisible Woman: Emily Blunt
Mr. Fantastic: John Krasinski
Human Torch: Anthony Ramos
The Thing: Stephen Graham
Dr. Doom: Giancarlo Esposito— Brandon Katz (@Great_Katzby) December 16, 2020
That's a pretty formidable cast, I gotta say, but at the end of the day, it's still up for Marvel Studios to decide which actors would become part of the exciting project. What's also exciting is the fact that the studio has been delivering for over 10 years now. Sure, they'd had quite a few misses in the past but for the most part, the MCU has been pretty solid and something tells me the Fantastic Four will finally be handled well this time around. The same can be said for the X-Men.
The MCU's Fantastic Four is in active development.
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