New artwork imagines Stranger Things star Dacre Montgomery joining the Fantastic Four as the Human Torch.
With Marvel Studios now owning the rights to the Fantastic Four thanks to their parent company’s acquisition of Fox, we’ll soon be seeing the Human Torch grace the silver screen alongside the likes of Spider-Man and Captain Marvel. Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige is currently hard at work trying to integrate the Fox properties like X-Men and Fantastic Four into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, something that could take quite some time do as it’s an unprecedented task. Hopefully, the Marvel boss takes all the time he needs as history has shown that hastily working on and producing a bad Fantastic Fouris movie is the last thing fans want.
While we don’t know who Marvel’s Kevin Feige has in mind for The Human Torch, one name that keeps on coming up from fans is Stranger Things star Dacre Montgomery. When taking a look at his resume, it becomes increasingly clear that Dacre Montgomery would make a fantastic Human Torch for the eventual Fantastic Four film. Digital artist bobby_art recently took to Instagram to show us exactly what the Stranger Things star would like as the Human Torch in a brand new piece of fan art that you can check out below.
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Flame on! Here’s a little concept poster of @dacremontgomery as Human Torch I made. I picked him since I’ve seen him in stranger things and power rangers. He’s 2 inches taller and 2 years older than Tom Holland, so I think he’d be a great rival for Spidey in the mcu. Anyways, this is my first time using fire in an edit, and it’s pretty obvious, so I think I’ll have to work on editing fire haha. Feel free to repost, but give credit! 🔥 Edit made with concept art by @jsmarantz – – – – – – – – – #FantasticFour #Fantastic4 #MrFantastic #InvisibleWoman #HumanTorch #TheThing #JohnKraskinski #EmilyBlunt #dacremontgomery #theoffice #Marvel #Marvelcomics #MCU #MarvelCinematicUniverse #dacremontgomeryedit #movie #fire #movieposter #powerrangers #strangerthings #comicbooks #comicbookart #graphicdesign #photoshop #spiderman #avengers #avengersendgame #phase4 #xmen #billyhargrove @marvelstudios @marvel
In the fan art, the Stranger Things star is rocking the Fantastic Four suit and had his eyes brimming with fire, a common prelude to the character’s “Flame on!” catchphrase. In the hit Netflix series, Dacre Montgomery plays a suave but jock-like character called Billy Hargrove. Eventually, the bully becomes a pawn of the show’s main villain, allowing Dacre Montgomery’s character to get a taste of his own medicine. The character of Human Torch could easily fit that bill as the Fantastic Four member loves to joke around and has a cocky attitude but is empathetic to others when the time comes.
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During Marvel Studios’ Hall H presentation at San Diego, a Fantastic Four film was not included in the Phase 4 slate. However, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige quickly confirmed a Fantastic Four project is being developed towards the end of the presentation.
Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Dacre Montgomery, Stranger Things and the future of the Fantastic Four characters in the MCU.