Pedro Pascal Breaks Silence On Playing Reed Richards In Marvel’s ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot

Pedro Pascal is excited to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

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While Pedro Pascal’s performance in HBO’s The Last of Us is currently basking in the spotlight, the actor is also preparing for a huge role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fresh off his recent win at the SAG Awards for Best Actor in a Drama Series, Pascal is set to pivot from the gritty, post-apocalyptic world of The Last of Us Season 2 (which is currently in production) to the superhero realm as he gears up to play Reed Richards in Marvel’s Fantastic Four.

Long before the official announcement, multiple publications had reported Pascal as the frontrunner for the role of Reed Richards in the Fantastic Four. However, Pascal could not comment on these rumors until the Fantastic Four cast was officially unveiled on Valentine’s Day. During a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Pascal finally had the opportunity to openly express his excitement about joining the Marvel family.

Reflecting on this new chapter in the MCU, Pascal told ET, “I can tell you how excited I am, which is beyond! There isn’t anything more exciting than being in a cast like that, Vanessa Kirby, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Joe Quinn, and our director Matt Shakman. To be invited to a family like that is unbelievable, and we all just want to do our best and share it with the world.”

What we know about the Fantastic Four movie

Marvel Studios recently announced the cast for its Fantastic Four reboot, setting the stage for a new era of MCU adventures. Stepping into the roles of the beloved superhero team are Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards, Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm, and Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm.

The Fantastic Four characters were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, with the team making its first comic book appearance in 1961. The previous Fantastic Four movies, while popular, were not well-received by fans or critics, and Marvel Studios has an opportunity to right the wrongs of the past and deliver a feature that is true to the spirit of the comics.

Behind the scenes, The Fantastic Four will be brought to life under the direction of Matt Shakman, with Josh Friedman writing the screenplay. With production slated to begin in summer 2024, Marvel fans can look forward to the film’s journey to theaters in July 2025, marking a new chapter in the MCU.

Fantastic Four opens on July 25, 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!

Rick Lemoine

Rick Lemoine

Raised on a hearty dose of Marvel and DC comics, Rick combines his love for superheroes with a knack for writing about Hollywood's brightest.