Brandon Perea Interested in Portraying Human Torch in ‘Fantastic Four’

‘Nope’ actor Brandon Perea would love to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe and has his hopes set on playing Human Torch.

Following his breakout performance in Jordan Peele’s thriller Nope, Brandon Perea has his hopes set on joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actor hasn’t been quiet on social media or in interviews about wanting to join one of the most successful film franchises in history. While discussing the topic with, Perea played it coy about if has met with Marvel Studios and his hopes on being part of the franchise.

If I did, I wouldn’t be able to talk about it anyway. And if anything, I’ve learned from other people’s mistakes in the Marvel Universe of letting things out. Even with this, I’ve learned so much from Nope, of there’s a laser on your forehead at all times when it comes to revealing things. I’d say this: I’ve put it out there in the universe, we’ll see what happens. I’ve been keeping my eyes out of what fans are saying of those universes, as well, of what they attract to, what they would like, and yeah, it’s cool to just get that input.

Brandon Perea

It certainly is an interesting strategy to follow if putting the interest out into the ether will be fruitful for the young actor. While Perea has listed a wide variety of roles he’d be interested in playing previously, one has very quickly become a standout for him in his self-fancast.

Well, the thing I’ve been intrigued in recently, and I didn’t even bring this idea up, I started seeing it from fan casting. Johnny Storm, man. That was something that was very intriguing. I think my performance in Nope really highlights that. I’d have to bring some more swagger into it for sure for that Johnny Storm, but to be able to sit across from Tom Holland or something, like that best friend feel, I think, well, especially after watching the latest Spider-Man, we’d knock some scenes out of the park, man. It’d be so fun and it’d be a blessing.

Brandon Perea

Joining the cast of Marvel Studios’ Fantastic Four is definitely going to be a top prize for Hollywood in the coming year. Casting rumors are already abound with the recent revelation that star actor Adam Driver has met with Marvel Studios to discuss portraying an undisclosed role for the film (assumedly either Mister Fantastic or Doctor Doom). Perea certainly fits a strong age range for the character of Human Torch, especially if they want to have him be a contemporary to Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With more acting credits under his name, there could be a strong case for Perea to ultimately portray one of the most exciting characters in Marvel history. Ultimately though, it will likely be a while before any concrete news on casting Marvel’s First Family with production not set to begin until the Fall of 2023.


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