Marvel Studios has already begun teasing the Fantastic Four’s entry into the MCU, although it won’t be until 2023 when they’ll finally appear. While you’ve undoubtedly seen a lot of fan casting that puts John Krasinski and Emily Blunt as Reed and Sue Richards, I mean they certainly look the part, a new rumor suggests Marvel will look for the team to be considerably more diverse.
Here’s what an apparent Marvel source told Fandomwire…
“They are looking to specifically cast people of color. They also want this new team to be younger, aged 20s-30s. They plan to keep Sue and Johnny as actual siblings this time in the same race, but they are open to mixing all races in casting this family. For example, Human Torch and Invisible Woman could be Latinos, allowing Mr. Fantastic to be Black or Asian. They are still very open.”
I could see this happening, but let’s not forget the heat Fox took just for adding Michael B. Jordan to their awful Fantastic Four movie. Then again that could be because it sucked.
Anyway, Marvel looking to diversify the Fantastic Four seems like something they would want to do. I’d say there’s something for keeping the team as it is in the comics, too. No idea should be excluded. Whatever makes for the best movie.