Is 50 Shades of Grey Star Jamie Dornan in Talks to Play Fantastic Four’s Human Torch in MCU? Rumor Explained

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50 Shades of Grey fame actor is in talks to be the latest addition to phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jamie Dornan is allegedly in talks with Marvel Studios to be included as the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four’s upcoming film (Yes, it’s been too long without a good one). But is it all true or just some rumors making rounds around the internet?

Jamie Dornan (left) and Dakota Johnson (right) in Fifty Shades of Grey.
Jamie Dornan (left) and Dakota Johnson (right) in Fifty Shades of Grey.

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Jamie Dornan as Johnny Storm in the upcoming Fantastic Four?

Johnny Storm as the Human Torch.
Johnny Storm as the Human Torch.

Jamie Dornan gained fame during the 2010s after the erotic-thriller film franchise Fifty Shades of Grey. Playing the role of a freaky-billionaire Christian Grey, the actor was immediately recognized as an “eye candy”. There have been talks with Jamie Dornan helming the role of the Human Torch aka Johnny Storm in the new Fantastic Four film.


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According to a “trusted and proven source” of Giant Frekin RobotJamie Dornan has been in talks with Marvel for picking up the role of the team leader Reed Richards or the Human Torch aka Johnny Storm (much likely). Jamie Dornan bears a striking resemblance to Johnny Storm in the comics and thus will likely be the choice if he is in the MCU.

When the Fantastic Four were introduced in the MCU

John Krasinski as Reed Richards in Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness.
John Krasinski as Reed Richards in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

We did see a version of Reed Richards in the latest Doctor Strange film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Played by none other than the charismatic John Krasinski, it was all out the window a couple of minutes later. Marvel president Kevin Fiege later reported that John Krasinki was cast purely on the basis of “fan service” and he had no further plan for the Office actor to continue playing the stretchy team leader of Fantastic Four, Reed Richards.


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Jamie Dornan recently earned himself a Golden Globe nominating performance in the film Belfast (2021). The film was directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh and is a coming-of-age movie of a young boy in the midst of a war. Playing the role of Pa, Jamie Dornan was an important addition to the star cast of the film.

There has been no official confirmation from either Marvel Studios or Jamie Dornan and the whole matter is being treated as hearsay or rumor as of now.


Source: Giant Freakin Robot


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