Mila Kunis Denies Rumors of Starring in Marvel’s “Fantastic Four” Reboot, But Teases Knowledge of Cast
Mila Kunis denies rumors of Starring in the upcoming “Fantastic Four” Reboot by Marvel Studios. During her appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” Kunis ended speculations by confirming that she won’t be playing any of the four titular roles.
She also clarified that the rumors originated from a harmless lunch meeting with the director, Matt Shakman. Kunis further stated that she knows who will be starring in the project but didn’t reveal the names, as she doesn’t want to get into trouble with “The Mouse,” a reference to Disney’s executives/legal teams/overlords.
The “Fantastic Four” reboot resulted from Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, which brought the property under Marvel Studios’ purview. The film is set to be released on Valentine’s Day 2025, with Shakman serving as the director.
Although John Krasinski played Reed Richards/Mr fantastic in “Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness,” he played the character from the 838 strands of the MCU’s multiverse, not the 616 strands where all of the MCU films have taken place so far.
However, this doesn’t rule out the possibility of Krasinski portraying the 616 version of the character or his real-life wife, Emily Blunt, playing Sue Storm. Blunt has also denied rumors of her casting.
As the release date draws closer, Marvel’s personal casting choices will no longer remain hidden. Fans can expect casting announcements at San Diego Comic-Con this July, if not sooner.
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