Marvel announces cast for brand-new ‘The Fantastic Four’ reboot

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Iconic superhero comic, The Fantastic Four, is once again set for a live-action film remake.

Marvel has announced who has been cast in the legendary roles, with the movie to be released on 25 July 2025.

The Fantastic Four was the first superhero team created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics, and is a much-loved cult-classic.

Having been adapted for other media including several video games, animated television series’ and multiple live-action films, this newest iteration of The Fantastic Four is set to be as exciting as ever before.

Who is the new Fantastic Four cast?

Announcing the news on Valentine’s Day, Marvel Studios has officially unveiled the stars who will be suiting up as the iconic superheroes.

It has been revealed that Pedro Pascal will be portraying Reed Richards (aka Mr. Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby will be playing Sue Storm (aka the Invisible Woman), Joseph Quinn will be starring as Johnny Storm (aka the Human Torch), and Ebon Moss-Bachrach will be portraying Ben Grimm (aka the Thing).

All four actors have become increasingly well-known for their previous work, making it a relatively star-studded cast.

Pedro Pascal (48) is a Chilean-American actor most well-known for his roles in The Last of Us, Game of Thrones and The Mandalorian, while Vanessa Kirby (35) is a British actress who has starred in The Crown, Napoleon and Pieces of a Woman.

Meanwhile, Joseph Quinn (30) has starred in Stranger Things and Game of Thrones, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach (46) is most well-known for his roles in The Bear, The Punisher and Girls.

The original cast from the 2005 live-action film included Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards, Jessica Alba as Sue Storm, Chris Evans as Johnny Storm, and Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm.

The 2015 remake cast featured Miles Teller as Reed Richards, Kate Mara as Sue Storm, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm.

The cast for the 2025 reboot includes Pedro Pascal (top left), Vanessa Kirby (top right), Joseph Quinn (bottom left), and Ebon Moss-Bachrach (bottom right). (Images: Getty)

What is the plot of Fantastic Four?

Specific plot details remain limited about the upcoming Fantastic Four film, as per usual with Marvel.

However, the comics portray the Fantastic Four as astronauts who gain superpowers after being exposed to cosmic rays during a mission to outer space. They then use their powers to stop the evil plans of Doctor Victor Von Doom, among other villains.

Since first being introduced in 1961, the characters have continuously been portrayed as a somewhat dysfunctional yet loving family.

What are the Fantastic Four powers?

Mr Fantastic (Reed Richards) is a scientific genius who can stretch, twist and re-shape his body to inhuman proportions, while Invisible Woman (Sue Storm) has the ability to bend and manipulate light to make herself and others invisible, as her name suggests.

Human Torch (Johnny Storm) possesses the ability to control fire, allowing him to project fire from his body as well as has the power to fly, and Thing (Ben Grimms) has been transformed into a rock-like humanoid who has high levels of superhuman strength and durability.

The Fantastic Four arrives in theatres July 25, 2025. (Image: X)

Will John Krasinski be Mr Fantastic?

After appearing as Mr Fantastic in a cameo in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, many Marvel fans were wondering if John Krasinski would reprise that role in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie.

Unfortunately for fans, John Krasinski will not be appearing as Reed Richards in the 2025 live-action remake, as Pedro Pascal has officially been cast in the role.

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