Penn Badgley ‘Fantastic Four’ Casting Rumor Debunked

rumors that You Star Penn Badgley had emerged as the favorite to play Reed Richards in Marvel’s Fantastic four have been debunked by the reporter who originally shared the scoop.

During an appearance on the marvel vision podcast, Devin Faraci claimed that Penn Badgley “probably has the role [of Mister Fantastic] already,” prompting reports that the actor had rocketed to the top of Marvel’s Fantastic four casting list.

However, the reporter has now clarified his comments, confirming that he was speaking speculatively and not making comments based on inside information.

Taking to Twitter to clear up the confusion surrounding his comments about Penn Badgley becoming the MCU’s Reed Richards, Devin Faraci made it clear that this wasn’t based on any official information from Marvel.

Faraci retracted his earlier comments in a tweet, saying, “My source on this is Reddit and my gut, nothing more.” It appears that Faraci was just repeating rumors that he had already encountered that suggested Penn Badgley was up for the role of leader of the Fantastic Four.

Reed Richards previously appeared on Doctor strange in the multiverse of madnesswhat did you see The office star, and fan favorite choice for the role, John Krasinski plays Mister Fantastic from an alternate universe. This version of the character was quickly eliminated by Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch.

It’s still unclear if Krasinski will reprise the role of Reed Richards in the main MCU universe. It’s a popular choice with fans, but previous comments from multiverse of madness Director Sam Raimi seemed to hint that Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige only wanted Krasinski as an alternate universe version of the character, as an amusing nod to the countless online fan casting calls.

Here is the synopsis of Doctor strange in the multiverse of madnesswhich featured John Krasinski’s Reed Richards:

The MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to face a mysterious new adversary.

Directed by Sam Raimi from a screenplay written by Michael Waldron, the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stuhlbarg and Rachel McAdams.

Doctor strange in the multiverse of madness is now available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, and is also streaming exclusively on Disney+. Fantastic four hits theaters November 8, 2024. Be sure to follow Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Marvel’s Fantastic fourand subscribe to our YouTube channel for more original video content!

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