Other than the fact that Marvel’s first family will be directed by Jon Watts, details about Marvel’s “Fantastic Four” reboot has been kept under wraps.
According to The Daily Telegraph’s (via Murphy’s Multiverse) new report, Jennifer Lawrence is apparently following in the footsteps of Evan Peters’ by making the transition from the “X-Men” franchise to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
However, she’s not reprising her role as Mystique! Rumour has it that the Oscar winner will be flying to Australia next month to join the cast of the upcoming “Fantastic Four” reboot. The rumour didn’t state which role she’s playing though.
Could J-Law be portraying Sue Storm, better known as Invisible Woman in MCU’s Phase 4? Or perhaps it’s a cameo connecting the X-Men to the larger MCU? It won’t be the first where an actor has taken on different roles. Josh Brolin played both Cable in “Deadpool 2” and Thanos, while Peter Dinklage played both Bolivar Trask in the X-Men films and the Asgardian, Eitri, in “Avengers: Infinity War”.
For now, we’ll just have to take it for what it is – a rumour. Still, its hard for anyone playing the leads in “Fantastic Four” other than John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.
Shortly after the Jennifer Lawrence rumour made headlines, Deadline’s senior reporter took to Twitter to seemingly debunk it. According to the writer, there isn’t any script for “Fantastic Four” yet as Marvel Studios is still meeting screenplay writers. As such, it’s too early for the casting process to take place.
All I’m gonna say is this, Marvel just started meeting with writers on FANTASTIC FOUR, there is no script and it will be awhile before this film starts shooting
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) February 21, 2021
Then again, Marvel cast Blade without a script or a director.