Casting for Marvel Studios Fantastic Four is underway and while it seems a new front-runner for the role of Reed Richards emerges each week, another and potentially more important role of the film never gets quite the same amount of attention. While Reed is the brains, Sue Storm is the heart and soul of Marvel’s First Family and any successful film adaptation of the source material would benefit from a strong actress in the role. Though the rumor mill for Sue had been quiet, it’s likely about to heat up now.
Thanks to the Daily Mail, it’s been revealed that Fantastic Four director Matt Shakman recently met with That ’70s Show star Mila Kunis. While there’s no indication that the two met to discuss a role in Fantastic Four, it is possible that Kunis has the star power necessary for the part. While she’s a strong comedic actress, Kunis received Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and Screen Actors’ Guild nominations for her supporting role in Black Swan.
Of course, even if the meeting was for a role in Fantastic Four, there’s no guarantee that it was for the role of Sue. With Jonathan Hickman‘s influence being felt across the Multiverse Saga, it’s possible Shakman could be ironically looking at Kunis for the role of Yabbat Ummon Turru, Marvle’s own Black Swan who played a large role in Marvel Comics’ 2015 event Secret Wars. Kunis also has a wealth of experience as a voice actor, having voiced Meg Griffin on Family Guy in 393 episodes over the past 24 years as well as doing voice work on Stoner Cats, Wonder Park and more.
Though no casting announcements have been made officially, Shakman is deep in the process. Production on Fantastic Four is currently scheduled to get underway early in 2024 ahead of a February 14, 2025 release.
Source: Daily Mail