Pedro Pascal in Talks to Play Mr. Fantastic in Marvel Studios’ Fantastic Four After much anticipation and speculation, Marvel Studios may have found their Reed Richards, also known as Mr. Fantastic, for the upcoming Fantastic Four film. According to sources, three-time Emmy nominee Pedro Pascal is currently negotiating to take on the iconic superhero team’s leader role.
While a deal has not been finalized, insiders reveal that scheduling is being worked out to accommodate Pascal’s other commitments. The actor is set to star in Gladiator 2, which is expected to begin production later this year, and the highly-anticipated HBO series The Last Of Us, slated to shoot next year.
Pascal is also involved in Zach Cregger’s upcoming film, Weapons. Marvel Studios has declined to comment on the casting news. However, securing the actor for the role of Reed Richards is crucial in finalizing the rest of the cast for the Fantastic Four. With plans to start filming early next year, director Matt Shakman is currently in pre-production at Pinewood Studios in England.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will serve as producer. Pedro Pascal has recently been on a successful streak, gaining critical acclaim for his roles. His performance in the HBO series The Last of Us earned him an Emmy nomination, and he was also nominated for hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live, which audiences received well. CAA represents Pascal. Fans of the Fantastic Four franchise are eagerly awaiting the official confirmation of Pedro Pascal as Mr. Fantastic as the film’s production moves forward.