For months, we've encountered rumour after rumour about who will play Marvel's First Family in Fantastic Four.
Some of those have been reliable enough that we've shared them with you, while many others are clearly wild guesses or blatant nonsense. Figuring out which is which isn't always easy, especially as Marvel Studios has likely met with a long list of actors, but the team has seemingly started taking shape in recent weeks.
The same names have repeatedly started coming up, and while the trades still haven't weighed in, it feels a lot like the plan is for Marvel Studios to make an official announcement during July's San Diego Comic-Con.
According to one reliable insider (and a number of others who have since chimed in to claim they've heard the same thing), the main Fantastic Four cast has been set.
If this is indeed correct, Adam Driver will play Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic, Margot Robbie has been tapped to star as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, Paul Mescal is going to "Flame On!" as Johnny Storm/Human Torch, and Daveed Diggs will transform into the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Ben Grimm/The Thing.
Driver is, of course, best known for playing Kylo Ren in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, while Robbie has spent years as the DCEU's Harley Quinn. Mescal isn't a huge star, but looks set to put himself on the map in Sir Ridley Scott's Gladiator sequel. As for Diggs, his breakout role came in Hamilton and he's since starred in Snowpiercer and The Little Mermaid.
If this is indeed the MCU's Fantastic Four, we can't find fault with the team Marvel Studios has assembled. Driver and Robbie signing up for what's sure to be a long-term commitment is definitely a surprise, but they must have faith in the vision for these characters.
What do you think about this possible Fantastic Four cast? The movie will be released in theaters on February 14, 2025.