Despite a release date delay last year, excitement for Marvel Studios' Fantastic Four reboot remains high. Marvel's First Family being part of the MCU is long overdue, as is a take on this team that does the comic books justice.
Rumours about who will play each member of the Fantastic Four continue to swirl, with most of the chatter online surrounding Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic. John Krasinski played the stretchy superhero in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness but, for reasons we can't entirely fathom, isn't expected to return for this reboot.
WandaVision's Matt Shakman is at the helm of Fantastic Four following Jon Watts' departure, but could he enlist one of his old friends from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (which he directed several episodes of) to play Reed?
Many actors believe Glenn Howerton would be a great fit to play the MCU's smartest man, and the actor addressed the possibility during a recent interview with The Movie Dweeb.
"Somehow, in my mind, there’s no chance that anything that I will ever do will be watched by people, and I don’t know what that is, I think it’s this sort of perpetual underdog thing that I feel, which makes no sense," the Dennis actor admitted. "But, no, look, it would be super fun, and obviously, the director, Matt Shakman, is a very close friend and an absolutely incredible director, so it’d be super fun to work with him again."
"But ain't nobody called me about that yet, but I would accept that phone call."
Howerton's name is often brought up by fans, though Star Wars' Adam Driver is the current rumoured frontrunner. Other names we've heard include Diego Luna, Tom Ellis, Andrew Lincoln, and Penn Badgley.
Very little is known about what Marvel Studios has planned for Fantastic Four, though we have heard that it's likely to be a cosmic adventure that includes the Silver Surfer. There's been some talk of Doctor Doom showing up, though we find that hard to believe given how overused the villain has been in previous movies.
Fantastic Four is set to be released in theaters on February 14, 2025.