Marvel Reportedly Eyeing A Diverse ‘Fantastic Four’ Cast For Most Of The Team

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.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.