John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Zac Efron and Vin Diesel are amazing as the Fantastic Four in this awesome video, and Marvel fans are absolutely stunned by it.
The upcoming Fantastic Four movie is easily one of the most highly-anticipated Marvel Studios offerings on the horizon. It will premiere in movie theaters in early 2025, but it has actually been a big talking point of the comic book film world for nearly three years now.
The film will be the fourth cinematic attempt to give the title group of heroes their own movie series, but the all-important factor that sets this one apart will be the fact that it takes place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe – a franchise that almost always gets it right when adapting Marvel Comics characters.
Kevin Feige’s appearance at San Diego Comic-Con in the summer of 2022 confirmed to the audience that Fantastic Four will now open Phase Six of the MCU. It was originally set to close out Phase Four, but with an extensive wait for the film to come together, it’s understandable that there was a delay. And it goes without saying that the wait will make fans even more excited for the finished product as anticipation continues to grow, particularly in terms of who could play the title characters – something which undoubtedly sets the stage for more and more fan-castings.
Speaking of which, let’s take a moment to spotlight this stunning fan-made concept trailer for Fantastic Four, offering some incredible potential casting choices for the upcoming MCU film.
What John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Zac Efron and Vin Diesel might look like as the Fantastic Four
This Fantastic (yes, Fantastic) fan-made concept trailer (titled a “First Look Trailer”) from Stryder HD imagines what a Fantastic Four movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe could be about, showcasing how Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm all become their heroic alter-egos.
As for who Stryder HD imagines in those roles, well he has picked some fan-favorite choices, with John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Zac Efron and Vin Diesel playing the quartet of heroes. Using footage of each actor from their previous films and mashing it up with footage from previous Fantastic Four movies, it imagines the origins of Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch and The Thing.
Fans were in awe of the concept trailer, with many commending the fan-casting and others praising the convincing video that Stryder HD put together.
Are these actors playing the Fantastic Four in the movie?
Marvel Studios has yet to cast roles in Fantastic Four but after an extensive wait, fans are hoping that an announcement will be made in the near-future. They were hoping that a casting reveal would have been made at the Disney D23 Fan Expo event in September 2022, but that ultimately wasn’t the case. Recent reports suggest that Kevin Feige and director Matt Shakman will now focus on casting as the script is being written.
John Krasinski played Reed Richards in the MCU already, making a cameo appearance in last year’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as Earth-838’s iteration of the character. Whether or not he reprises the role full-time in the Fantastic Four film remains to be seen, but he remains a strong fan-favorite.
Emily Blunt is also a fan-favorite choice for Sue Storm, with MCU fans hoping that the long-standing rumors are true and that she and real-life husband Krasinski could play the heroic duo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Vin Diesel already provides his talents to the MCU as the voice of Groot, while Zac Efron has said that he would jump at the chance to join Marvel Studios’ shared universe of superheroes. Could Johnny Storm be the role to make the latter happen?
More recent updates suggest that Marvel may be interested in a different group of actors for the role.
Fantastic Four updates
Casting for the Fantastic Four movie is expected to take place pretty soon. The Marvel Studios movie is currently set to start production early next year (which makes sense given its 2025 release), so don’t be surprised if casting announcements are made in the near-future.
A recent report suggests that Star Wars’ Adam Driver has been offered the role of Mr. Fantastic by Marvel Studios. As with all rumors, it’s important to wait for official confirmation, especially as Driver joins the list of actors rumored for Reed Richards, alongside Penn Badgley, Paul Mescal, and John Krasinski. As for Sue Storm, Margot Robbie is reportedly in contention for the role, with Driver potentially being the most likely to join her.
The Fantastic Four are among the most heavily fan-casted when it comes to any Marvel character, so the fact that they are finally debuting in the MCU after all this time is very exciting indeed. It will be interesting to see if any of those fan-castings come to fruition.