Marvel confirms Fantastic Four cast; both it and Thunderbolts are out summer 2025

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Marvel has a Valentine’s Day announcement: Pedro Pascal and Vanessa Kirby are among the cast confirmed for The Fantastic Four. It’s out summer 2025, along with Thunderbolts.

Marvel has chosen Valentine’s Day to make some big announcements for its upcoming slate of superhero flicks.

The most eye-catching of the lot is The Fantastic Four (its confirmed title), which will star Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards – something we’ve heard reports about for a while – Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm, Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm.

Those fictional characters also, of course, have their special superhero names: Sue Storm’s the Invisible Woman, Reed Richards is Mr Fantastic, Johnny Storm’s The Human Torch, while Ben Grimm’s The Thing.

Marvel confirmed the news via Instagram, with a quaint hand-drawn illustration showing off the new cast.

There’s also a new release date: its due out in US cinemas on the 25th July 2025.

Elsewhere in the MCU, Thunderbolts also has a date change, as reported by Deadline; it’s moving to 2nd May 2025. The production’s been affected by a few setbacks of late, with the departure of stars Steven Yeun and Ayo Edeberi following delays to filming after the Hollywood strikes of 2023.

As for The Fantastic Four, Matt Shakman (WandaVision, Game Of Thrones) is directing a script by Josh Friedman and Jeff Kaplan, and Marvel’s First Family are said to be fighting the villain Galactus in the latest interpretation of the comics. Word was that Javier Bardem would be playing the cosmic despot, though we’re still waiting for confirmation on that bit.

With 2024 being a quiet year on the cinema front for Marvel – Deadpool & Wolverine is its sole release on the big screen this year – it looks as though the studio’s hoping to step things up a bit next summer.

More on these premium productions – including UK release dates – as we get it.

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