‘Fantastic Four’: Ebon Moss-Bachrach Responds To The Thing Casting Rumors

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Rumors about the Fantastic Four cast have been floating around for months, with some claiming that Ebon Moss-Bachrach is playing The Thing for the Marvel Cinematic Universe reboot. During a recent interview, the actor kept things coy about his potential involvement.

Ebon Moss-Bachrach has been topping fan-casting lists to play The Thing in the MCU thanks to his phenomenal work as Richie on The Bear. Last year, rumors started that the actor had officially been cast in the Fantastic Four reboot. While he’s kept quiet up until now, the actor gave a non-committal response to the reports during a recent interview with The Wrap, saying “Oh, I can’t confirm or deny… I think.”

While many would take Ebon Moss-Bachrach’s refusal to deny as confirmation he’ll be playing The Thing, many actors who haven’t starred in any MCU projects have refused to respond to rumors just out of respect for the process. With the Fantastic Four cast said to be finalized, it wouldn’t be shocking to find out who really is starring in the reboot sometime soon.

What we know about the Fantastic Four movie

The Fantastic Four reboot is expected to be a fresh take on the classic Marvel characters, with a new cast. Matt Shakman is directing the movie from a screenplay by Josh Friedman. It is currently scheduled to hit theaters in 2025.

John Krasinski played the Earth-838 variant of Reed Richards in Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but his future as the character is currently in doubt. Krasinski’s wife Emily Blunt has said that she’s hopeful we’ll see the actor back as Richards for Fantastic Four.

Fantastic Four opens on May 2, 2025.  Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

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