Diego Luna rose to stardom after portraying the role of Cassian Andor in the Star Wars show and soon became a favorite to play Reed Richards in the MCU’s upcoming movie Fantastic Four.
After the reprisal of Fantastic Four IP, Marvel seems adamant to deliver a good experience for the fans and Diego Luna was looking as the prime contender for the role, but it seems the actor may not be under the radar to play the role anymore.
Diego Luna is no longer in the race to play Mister Fantastic
With Marvel’s upcoming Fantastic Four, Diego Luna became one of the favorites to play Mister Fantastic after two notable leakers, MyTimeToShineH and CanWeGetToast, claimed that Luna is one of the frontrunners to play Reed in the MCU movie.
The actor who starred in one of 2022’s best TV shows, was growing among fans as the perfect choice for Mister Fantastic after the rumors but recent reports state that the actor isn’t in the race anymore. During a recent appearance on The Sith Council with Kristian Harloff, the actor himself downed the rumors by stating,
“The only thing I can tell you, man, is that, for the next two years, I’m busy. In two years, we’ll see if what I want to do is even film. We’ll see.”
As the actor isn’t looking forward to playing any prominent roles in the future, it seems likely that the actor won’t portray the character of Reed Richards, who is going to be an essential part of the MCU moving forward. But amidst this, another Star Wars actor seems to be in the limelight for the role.
Adam Driver surpasses Diego Luna as the top contender for Reed Richards
After the reports of Diego Luna being out from the race, another Star Wars icon Adam Driver, who has been nominated for Oscar two times, seems to be in the spot to play Reed Richards in the MCU after Beyond the Trailer’s Grace Randolph hinted about Star Wars Kylo Ren actor being a favorite for the role by stating “a front-runner for a certain stretchy role”.
Although some big names have been hovering around for the role of Reed Richards including Penn Badgley and John Krasinski. But after Diego Luna’s removal from the spotlight and with various sources hinting towards Adam Driver, it’s likely to assume that the actor is now the top choice for Marvel considering his working relationship with Disney for the Star Wars sequel trilogy, which lands him as the favorite for the role.
Although nothing is concrete regarding the casting choice for the upcoming movie. But with Diego Luna out of the race, Adam Driver seems to be the most prominent contender for the role of the founding member and leader of the Fantastic Four.
Fantastic Four will debut in the theatres on 14 February 2025.
Source: Kristian Harloff