Fantastic Four Writer Calls For Riverdale’s KJ Apa Johnny Storm Casting

Fantastic Four comic book writer Dan Slott thinks Riverdale star KJ Apa would be a great Johnny Storm in the upcoming MCU reboot.

Marvel Studios is keeping the future of the MCU underwraps, but it is presumed that the studio will announce their upcoming slate of films next month at San Diego Comic Con. Marvel Studios also recently re-acquired the rights to the Fantastic Four and X-Men. Kevin Feige recently said that they are currently brainstorming what to do with the characters, so they shouldn’t expect any type of announcement at Comic Con.

This news hasn’t stopped fans and comic book creators from fan casting who could play the iconic Marvel characters. A popular name that is thrown around for a lot of comic book movie roles is Riverdale star KJ Apa. Fantastic Four comic book writer Dan Slott has now shared on Twitter that he thinks Riverdale‘s KJ Apa would be a great casting choice for Johnny Storm:

MCU notables Chris Evans and Michael B. Jordan have both played Johnny Storm. Do you think Riverdale star KJ Apa would be a good choice for the upcoming reboot? If not, who would you cast? Sound off in the comments below!

Here’s the official synopsis for Spider-Man: Far From Home:

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Directed by Jon Watts from a script written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Oli Hill, Remy Hii, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Jon Favreau, Cobie Smulders and Samuel L. Jackson.

Spider-Man: Far From Home opens in theaters on July 2, 2019. Stay tuned for more updates!

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With Avengers: Infinity War and its yet-to-be titled sequel rapidly approaching, it makes sense that we won’t see any new characters until after those movies, but it’s exciting to think they could already be on our screens in just over a year.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.