It looks like it’s a Fantastic Four kind of day. Not too long ago, we got a rumor that Pedro Pascal might be the next in line of many actors to take on the daunting role of Mr. Fantastic a.k.a. Reed Richards. Even before the strike, we had a long list of names attached to this project and it’s unclear who may or may have not still been signed on.
Among the many rumored was Mission Impossible actress Vanessa Kirby, who supposedly was up for the role of Susan Storm, better known as the Invisible Woman. In an interview to promote Napoleon, Kirby was asked if she had anything to say about the rumors and she pretty much masterfully dodged the question without denying anything.
I don’t know, you’ll have to ask them. I would be very honored to join.Vanessa Kirby
Not like denying it would’ve changed anything, as we know a plethora of actors that denied their involvement with the cinematic franchise in the past. Still, Kirby is certainly a frontrunner for potentially joining the MCU and most certainly would be a fitting choice for the role. We might have to wait a bit until we get the official confirmation of who is playing the Fantastic Four members, as they may be waiting to confirm once everyone has been cast.