The illusion of truth is based on how one repeats something often enough to turn it into reality. Well, the best example of the illusion happened with MCU’s Fantastic Four casting. While it was initially rumored Adam Driver would be cast as Reed Richards in Fantastic Four, fan theories started speculations of Matt Smith replacing the actor.
Shattering the internet, the Fantastic Four casting rumor started a war on Twitter. While a handful of people voted for Matt Smith, the majority simply wished for Adam Driver to be the official cast in the MCU movie. Petrified of the rumor turning into a reality, fans have already started downvoting the Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor actor.
Adam Driver Has Been Cast As Reed Richards In Fantastic Four
After Marvel Studios ventured into new phases, casting rumors began flooding the internet. Among such MCU rumors, certain reports suggested how Marvel Studios offered Adam Driver, the role of Reed Richards in Fantastic Four. The rumors began taking shape after Jeff Sneider spoke about it during The Hot Mic Podcast.
According to Sneider, Adam Driver was being eyed to play MCU’s Reed Richards in a Fantastic Four film. Previously appearing as villain Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Driver was also sought for the role of Doctor Doom. However, since his Star Wars villainous role was similar to that of Doctor Doom, MCU reportedly chose him to play Reed Richards.
While Marvel Studios insiders reportedly confirmed Adam Driver’s appearance as Reed Richards in the Fantastic Four reboot, fans are still wondering if things might suddenly change. Especially after the rumor of Matt Smith replacing Driver began spreading like wildfire, netizens have grown to worry more than ever.
Fans Wage War Over Matt Smith Replacing Adam Driver Rumor
Even though insiders reportedly confirmed Adam Driver’s appearance in MCU’s reboot, fans still appear petrified of sudden changes, due to lack of official validation. Following the rumor and Twitter post of Matt Smith replacing the Oscar-winning actor, fans started going frenzy and waging war on social media platforms.
While a handful of netizens wish to see Matt Smith as Reed Richards, after his appearance in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, most people simply downvoted the rumored replacement. Willing to see no one but Driver in the infamous role, fans have started slamming the rumor and presenting their opinions on the speculated change.
— Reed’s Council 4️⃣ (@reedscouncil) June 29, 2023
People’s fancasts aren’t exactly “rumors”
Also I can see him as Maker but not Reed for some reason
— 𒌐 𝐃𝐚𝐫𝐤, 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐦𝐚 𒌐 (@_DarkTheEnigma) June 29, 2023
Nope. Not interested
— mark witcher (@whitehulk33) June 29, 2023
Adam driver is Reed Richards
— EverythingMarvelNews (@MarvelNewsHere) June 29, 2023
— Pich3 (@Pich3x) June 29, 2023
Although fans seem scared based on the House of the Dragon actor’s appearance rumor, despite an insider’s reported confirmation; it has been established that people would like to see Driver over Smith.