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Netflix Star Is A Frontrunner For Reed Richards In 'Fantastic Four', Rumour Says

Netflix Star Is A Frontrunner For Reed Richards In 'Fantastic Four', Rumour Says

Penn Badgley is rumoured to be taking over the role of Mister Fantastic in the 2024 movie.

Spoiler warning: This article contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

With Marvel’s announcement of the new Fantastic Four movie coming in 2024, fans have been speculating who the cast will be. Although Reed Richards was played by John Krasinski in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, as a result of one comment from director Sam Raimi in the film’s audio commentary, in which he stated that Marvel boss Kevin Feige may have jumped on the opportunity to fulfil the fan-favourite casting choice “because this is an alternate universe.” As well as the fact that this rendition of him was killed off, some fans have been left wondering if this means that the non-alternate universe version will be played by someone different. 

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When it comes to discussion online, one particular actor seems to be standing out above the rest - Penn Badgley. As reported by The Direct, the actor, arguably best known for his role as Joe Goldberg in the Netflix series You, has been rumoured to be one of the frontrunners to take over as Mister Fantastic. There doesn’t appear to be a leading source on this matter, mind you - Devin Faraci, the former editor in chief of Birth.Movies.Death recently discussed on the Marvelvision Podcast that he’d also heard these rumours, but later clarified that he’d picked them up from Reddit, rather than an inside source.

As of now, it remains a mystery - Krasinski may end up simply reprising his role, and given the positive fan reaction to his first appearance, it’d probably go down well with many. 

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