“Can’t see Pedro Pascal as Mr. Fantastic”: Zack Snyder Fan Obliterated for Hot Take Comment, Branded as Racist

Fans are not in line with Pedro Pascal joining MCU as Reed Richards in upcoming flick 'The Fantastic 4.'

"Can't see Pedro Pascal as Mr. Fantastic": Zack Snyder Fan Obliterated for Hot Take Comment, Branded as Racist

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  • Marvel Studios has announced Pedro Pascal as Mr. Fantastic alongside Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm, Joseph Quinn as Human Torch, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm.
  • While fans are not upset with the other casting decision, Pascal's Reed Richards created a huge debate online.
  • Some said that Disney is only trying to make use of the social popularity train.
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Marvel Studios has revealed the official confirmation of The Fanstatic 4 cast in a Valentine’s Day post with a poster of the four fantastic MCU heroes. In another post, the studio unveiled the classic 60’s logo. Previously, several rumors surrounding the movie dominated the discussion among fans, and since the studio announcement, it is not fading away anytime soon.

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Marvel Studios announced The Fantastic 4
Marvel Studios announced The Fantastic 4

The Mandalorian and The Last of Us star Pedro Pascal was rumored to be featured as Fanstatic 4’s Reed Richards, and the reception from fans was not very uplifting. Still, Marvel Studios has decided to go with the rising star as the leader of the superhero circle.

Marvel Studios Announced Fantastic 4 Cast

Marvel Studio announced The Fantastic 4 cast
Marvel Studio announced the Fantastic 4 cast

The previous rumor surrounding Pedro Pascal’s big MCU role with The Fantastic 4 came true as Marvel Studios has recently announced the cast of the upcoming reboot. The new main The Fantastic 4 cast has created the discussion again. Pascal is set to play Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning star Vanessa Kirby as  Sue Storm, aka the Invisible Woman, Stranger Things’ Joseph Quinn will play Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, and The Punisher actor Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm, aka the Thing.

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Beyond the casting, WandaVision director Matt Shakman is set to helm the project. Jeff Kaplan, Josh Friedman, and Ian Springer scribe the project. The details of the plot have not been revealed yet, but considering the light artwork of the teased poster, it could indicate that the movie will not follow R-rated violence. Also, as per a previous rumor, the movie would be set in a period setting, and the poster, new logo, and color palate seem to be indicators of the same. Regardless, the announcement has sparked debate among fans.

Fans Respond to Pedro Pascal’s Big MCU Role

Pedro Pascal as Joel Miller in The Last of Us
Pedro Pascal as Joel Miller in The Last of Us.

Pascal has been a rising star with an astounding resume of roles under his belt. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent and Strange Way of Life star asserted his prowess in acting with several successful roles, claiming three Emmy nominations at once. Still, it was hard for fans to relate the actor with Reed Richards. A Zack Snyder fan has pointed out his rant against the casting decision, and several other fans resented the casting as well.

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Fans hailed John Krasinski’s brief cameo as Mr. Fantastic in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. He belonged to Earth-838 and was a member of the Illuminati. Fans expected that the Jack Ryan star would reprise his role in the MCU reboot of Fantastic 4, but that idea was tossed in the drain. Marvel Studios also announced the release date of the movie. The Fantastic Four arrives in theaters on July 25, 2025.

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