Yet another Netflix star might soon be joining the MCU as Marvel is rumored to be eyeing Anya Taylor-Joy for a key role in its Fantastic Four movie.
Anya Taylor-Joy is on Marvel Studios’ radar. The upcoming Fantastic Four movie has been generating quite a lot of buzz, particularly with the recent revelation that fan-favorite Pedro Pascal is in talks to potentially join the cast as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic. As production draws near, official casting announcements are expected to drop either during the holiday season or in early 2024.
Adding to the speculation, another big name has recently surfaced in connection with the film. Anya Taylor-Joy is now reportedly a top contender for a villainous role. It’s worth noting that Taylor-Joy has previous Marvel experience, earning acclaim for her portrayal of Illyana Rasputin, also known as Magik, in 2020’s The New Mutants. Despite the film’s mixed reception at the box office, it garnered a dedicated fanbase, with Taylor-Joy’s performance as Magik receiving praise for its authenticity.
Given the positive response to her portrayal of Magik, many Marvel enthusiasts expressed a desire to see Taylor-Joy continue in that role and transition into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The prospect of her being considered for an entirely new character has raised eyebrows among fans. News of this rumor was shared this week by industry scooper Daniel Richtman, alluding to the idea that Anya Taylor-Joy would be playing a female herald for villain Galactus.
Galactus, known as the Devourer of Worlds, has had several heralds throughout Marvel’s comic history, with some notable ones being the Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd), Firelord (Pyreus Kril), Terrax (Tyros), and Nova (Frankie Raye), among others. These heralds typically serve Galactus by finding suitable planets for him to consume.
Is it possible that Anya Taylor-Joy might portray a gender-swapped Silver Surfer, or maybe even Nova? Although these are merely rumors and speculations, it’s essential to approach this information with caution until it is officially confirmed by the relevant studios or individuals.