Pedro Pascal Sidesteps FANTASTIC FOUR Question; Reveals That He Auditioned For Netflix's DAREDEVIL

Pedro Pascal Sidesteps FANTASTIC FOUR Question; Reveals That He Auditioned For Netflix's DAREDEVIL Pedro Pascal Sidesteps FANTASTIC FOUR Question; Reveals That He Auditioned For Netflix's DAREDEVIL

Pedro Pascal brilliantly sidestepped a question about Marvel Studios' Fantastic Four reboot in a new interview, while also revealing that he was up for a role in Netflix's defunct Daredevil series...

By MarkCassidy - Feb 10, 2024 05:02 PM EST
Filed Under: Fantastic Four

At this point, it seems highly likely that Pedro Pascal will play Reed Richards in Marvel Studios' Fantastic Four reboot, but since we are still waiting on that official casting announcement, the studio and everyone involved with the project are doing their best to keep a lid on things.

The Game of Thrones alum was the subject of a SAG-AFTRA career retrospective, and right at the end of the interview, he was asked outright if he'll be joining the MCU in Fantastic Four.

All Pascal would say in response was: "You said this was a 90-minute interview... it's well past 90 minutes.”

Some expert level sidestepping there! In the same interview, Pascal revealed that he auditioned for Netflix's Daredevil series before deciding to take his Narcos role instead. The actor said he would have played "a lawyer," but not the lawyer!

As for that long-awaited announcement, there are rumors that it might arrive soon. Like, very soon! Be sure to keep an eye on CBM over the rest of the weekend.

If the cast is indeed "locked-in," Pascal will likely be joined by Vanessa Kirby (Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning) as Sue Storm, aka the Invisible Woman, Joseph Quinn (Stranger Things) as Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Punisher, The Bear) as Ben Grimm, aka the Thing.

There are rumors that both Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer) and Mads Mikkelsen (Rogue One) are top picks to play Doctor Doom, but other actors are sure to be in contention.

The team's most prolific foe is not expected to have a significant role in the reboot (in fact, he may only show up in the post-credits scene), but the villain could well emerge as the new big bad of the Marvel Cinematic Universe - especially after the recent news that Marvel has decided to part ways with Kang actor Jonathan Majors.

Several well-placed sources have claimed that Doom will be one of the main villains of Avengers: Secret Wars.

Javier Bardem is said to be the top choice for Galactus, but his schedule may prevent him from signing on. The Eater of Worlds' herald is believed to be Silver Surfer, but a female take on the character. A recent rumor claimed that Anya Taylor-Joy is being eyed for that role.

Matt Shakman will direct FF. Plot details are still a mystery, but Kevin Feige has confirmed that this will not be another origin story for the super-team.

“A lot of people know this origin story. A lot of people know the basics. How do we take that and bring something that they’ve never seen before?” he said in a 2022 interview, comparing this new take on the heroes to Marvel Studios' pact with Sony to bring Spider-Man into the MCU. “We’ve set a very high bar for ourselves with bringing that to the screen.”

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Evansly - 2/10/2024, 5:02 PM
I don't see it but hope he surprises me
TheLight - 2/10/2024, 5:06 PM
Love the guy, but I'm not sensing Reed Richards from him. I'll still try to keep an open mind.
JstaKIDfrmBKLYN - 2/10/2024, 5:15 PM
Love the guy in everything he's in, but I just don't see it. Fingers crossed he'll surprise.

My choice for RR was LaKeith Stanfield.
MCUKnight11 - 2/10/2024, 5:16 PM
Foggy Nelson maybe? Don't remember any other lawyers besides the main 2. As for F4, I would not have necessarily have put those 2 together but Last of Us is enough proof for me to know that I will be proven wrong.
Origame - 2/10/2024, 5:49 PM
@MCUKnight11 - I mean, there's plenty. It's still a lawyer show after all.

Granted nothing too major. Could've even been kingpins lawyer.
ModHaterSLADE - 2/10/2024, 5:21 PM
Don't see him as Reed, but definitely think he can pull off a menacing Doom.
SheepishOne - 2/10/2024, 7:15 PM
@ModHaterSLADE - He's not my ideal choice for either, but I'd 100% be more interested in his take on Doom than Reed.
Thanoice - 2/10/2024, 5:21 PM
It'll be announced when he's in the Deadpool 3 trailer
WruceBayne - 2/10/2024, 5:27 PM
What’s the big secret? All the question dodging and uncertainty makes this whole operation look shaky
Batmangina - 2/10/2024, 5:34 PM
He should be the Original White Tiger
DarthAlgar - 2/10/2024, 7:26 PM
@Batmangina - A Caucasian Hispanic as White Tiger? BLASPHEMY!

We need an obese, trans, half black, half Pacific Islander with a noticeable disability.

A peg leg perhaps. We MUST check in all of the boxes. 👍
dagenspear - 2/10/2024, 10:06 PM
@DarthAlgar - Not even a little bit. Only God decides what blasphemy is.
Batmangina - 2/10/2024, 10:07 PM
@DarthAlgar - You had me at peg leg.
dagenspear - 2/10/2024, 10:09 PM
@DarthAlgar - As for the rest, keep making such a ruckus about diversity, you might get exactly that, as you seem to want it so much based on you bringing it up out of thin air. Because right now, a lot of that is in fairly minimal capacity at Disney and I think you know that.
TheFinestSmack - 2/10/2024, 5:52 PM
Kind of hoping that the reason they haven't officially announced anything is because 90% of the reaction has been, "I like him, but not for Reed..." And they're shifting things around behind the scenes, looking at other actors.
WruceBayne - 2/10/2024, 6:12 PM
@TheFinestSmack - I think you’re absolutely right. He was number 1 on their list until the reactions came out. Now he’s #2 with a #1 spot still pending.
bkmeijer1 - 2/10/2024, 6:20 PM
@TheFinestSmack - I doubt that's a reason. It's a reaction you see from many people, but that doesn't equal most people. Most of the audience probably doesn't care
ObserverIO - 2/11/2024, 4:24 AM
@TheFinestSmack - Marvel have always listened to the fans, but these days they seem to be so deflated by recent failures that they're basically letting the fans run the asylum. Daredevil Season 3 has essentially had massive fan interference to the degree that everyone got fired and the whole show has changed.

Matt Shakman's directing this not us. He's got a vision and we should trust both him and Feige.

Pedro would not have been my first choice. He wouldn't have been my 33rd choice. Probably wouldn't have thought of him for Reed at all, but he's the director's choice and the director does get Fantastic Four. So why would I wanna backseat drive his vision and ruin something potentially very special.

I would not wanna go back in time and convince Tim Burton to use Dolph Lundgren as Batman instead of Michael Keaton because it would [frick] up the vision.

But I wouldn't put it past them at the moment with how reactionary they've been on Daredevil. They're probably worried that the fans don't like Pedro as Reed and are changing things. Kind of like they did with The Sentry too.
FlopWatchers5 - 2/10/2024, 5:56 PM
what an ass hole response. already in character.
bobevanz - 2/10/2024, 6:04 PM
At this point I just want a great script with some awesome practical effects and giant man-made sets. That seems impossible, maybe they can prove me wrong
SuperCat - 2/10/2024, 6:15 PM
TheLight - 2/10/2024, 6:18 PM
@SuperCat - Dude I almost choked on my drink😂. You're a LEGEND as always.

Sensitive Joel still makes me giggle.
SuperCat - 2/10/2024, 6:25 PM
@TheLight - LOL! Sensitive Joel. Thanks!
bkmeijer1 - 2/10/2024, 6:22 PM
I like Pascal and I can see him as Reed. This is quite a dodgy answer though.

At this point I feel Marvel should just reveal the cast. Regardless of rumours, too many actors are getting bothered with the question whether they're cast for FF or not.
MadThanos - 2/10/2024, 8:16 PM
@bkmeijer1 - the way they're handling everything with this movie is making me a little insecure.

Clearly this movie has the potential to destroy the MCU and they're giving the movie to a guy from Wandavision.
bkmeijer1 - 2/11/2024, 3:58 AM
@MadThanos - "everything" is a big word. So far we only know one of the possible leads and we know the director, who worked on a show that is seen as one of the better MCU shows. I don't see what's so clear about that
ObserverIO - 2/11/2024, 4:38 AM
@bkmeijer1 - I agree. They should just commit. Make a choice and announce. Maybe at SDCC (although if they're shooting before then that may be too late since there will very probably be leaks).

I'm okay with the cast line-up that we all think it is now; Pedro, Kirby, Ebon and Stranger Things kid. That's good. Let's stick to that.

I'd prefer movie star Margot Robbie as Sue (Pedro is one of the biggest names on the planet right now, but Margot is THE biggest name and the FF are all about that celebrity life and culture, so I think at least one massive movie star would be appropriate, even if she is asking for a big paycheck) or even the other fan-favorite Jodie Comer, but Kirby'll do. She's got Jack Kirby's name I guess, lol.

Just rip that bandaid off.
bkmeijer1 - 2/11/2024, 4:57 AM
@ObserverIO - I do wonder how much of that rumoured casting is true. If they'd just announce, we'd know for sure
MadThanos - 2/11/2024, 5:40 AM
@bkmeijer1 - I thought in 2023 you all learned TV and cinema are different mediums.
bkmeijer1 - 2/11/2024, 9:15 AM
@MadThanos - I didn't, atleast not with the MCU. Wandavision had the gimmick of going through the decades, but the latter half of that show felt like 5 hour movie like any other MCU D+ season
Repian - 2/10/2024, 6:33 PM
Ryguy88 - 2/10/2024, 8:14 PM
@Repian - sMaRtEsT mAn AlIvE
SuperCat - 2/10/2024, 7:01 PM
DarthAlgar - 2/10/2024, 7:22 PM
Still not feeling it.
Jaspion - 2/10/2024, 7:38 PM
I think he could do to Reed Richards what RDJ did to Tony Stark.
Make a more charismatic version of the character.
MuadDib - 2/10/2024, 8:11 PM
Is Reed even going to be the smarter person or is it still the new Black Panther?
Ryguy88 - 2/10/2024, 8:15 PM
@MuadDib - it's a toss up between Shuri and RiRi for sure lmao
MuadDib - 2/10/2024, 8:29 PM
@Ryguy88 - and the strongest is between Cap Marvel and G’iah?
Ryguy88 - 2/10/2024, 8:47 PM
@MuadDib - let's see who has less action figures thrown in the landfill and let that be the decider
Nolanite - 2/10/2024, 9:46 PM
The guy literally plays the same character in everything he does. Sure he's talented but he's like Chris Pratt, bland and same personality.
I guess you will all see as I do not support the Emm She Ewe.
Nolanite out
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