Actress Vanessa Kirby has reportedly been cast as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie, which will introduce the iconic superhero team into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). This information was revealed by Jeff Sneider during a live episode of The Hot Mic with Jeff Sneider and John Rocha. Kirby is known for her recent role in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One and has also appeared in films like Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and Pieces of a Woman. She will follow in the footsteps of actresses Jessica Alba and Kate Mara, who previously portrayed Sue Storm in the Fantastic Four movies released in 2005, 2007, and 2015.
Sneider took to Twitter to confirm Kirby’s involvement in the movie and provide updates on other casting rumors. He debunked the speculation that Matt Smith would be playing Reed and revealed that the role of Johnny has been cast, but not given to Jack Quaid. He also mentioned that the character of Thing has been cast, but not with Paul Walter Hauser, and suggested that Ebon Moss-Bachrach could potentially play Silver Surfer.
The Fantastic Four MCU movie is scheduled to be released on May 2, 2025, by Marvel Studios. This highly anticipated film will mark the first time that the superhero team is officially introduced into the MCU. The Fantastic Four, consisting of Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards), Invisible Woman (Sue Storm), Human Torch (Johnny Storm), and The Thing (Ben Grimm), has been a beloved part of Marvel Comics since their debut in 1961. Despite having multiple iterations on the big screen, the previous Fantastic Four movies failed to leave a lasting impact. Marvel Studios aims to revitalize the franchise and integrate it seamlessly into their interconnected superhero universe.
Fans are excited to see what Vanessa Kirby brings to the role of Sue Storm and how the Fantastic Four will be reimagined within the MCU. There is much anticipation surrounding the film’s storyline, visuals, and its potential impact on the larger Marvel cinematic universe. With Marvel Studios at the helm, fans are hopeful that this new Fantastic Four movie will do justice to the iconic superhero team and open up exciting new possibilities for future MCU installments.