Mad Max Actress as Gender-Swapped Silver Surfer in Pedro Pascal’s Fantastic Four Seemingly Confirmed

Despite Pedro Pascal's ‘Fantastic Four’ suffering production delay, there's exciting news surrounding the film's casting.

Mad Max Actress as Gender-Swapped Silver Surfer in Pedro Pascal's Fantastic Four Seemingly Confirmed

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  • The Marvel Cinematic Universe so planning to gender-swap the role of Silver Surfer in Pedro Pascal’s rebooted 'Fantastic Four'.
  • Following the rumor of Marvel Studios gender-swapping Silver Surfer, there came reports of Anya Taylor-Joy being eyed for the role of a villain in Pedro Pascal's upcoming reboot.
  • Since the report of Anya Taylor-Joy being sought for a role in Fantastic Four came in the wake of reports claiming Silver Surfer will be gender-swapped, fans believe the actress might play Silver Surfer.
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Amid the disheartening news of Pedro Pascal’s MCU reboot Fantastic Four facing a shooting delay, there has been a seemingly confirmed report of Anya Taylor-Joy appearing in the upcoming film. As per scooper Daniel Richtman, the Mad Max actress is being eyed to play a villain role in the film. 

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The news of Anya Taylor-Joy’s appearance in Pedro Pascal’s Fantastic Four comes in the wake of another report claiming that Silver Surfer will be gender-swapped in the movie. This almost confirms that Taylor-Joy might appear in the role of the gender-swapped Herald of Galactus. 

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Marvel Reportedly Gender-Swapping Silver Surfer

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been making headlines for its decision to gender-swap roles. Currently, a new rumor suggests that Pedro Pascal‘s upcoming reboot Fantastic Four will deviate from the First Family’s original comic book source material. Reimagining the character of Silver Surfer as a woman instead of a man, Marvel is planning to gender-swap that role. 

Marvel is planning to gender-swap the role of Silver Surfer
Marvel is planning to gender-swap the role of Silver Surfer

Will this decision misfire or work wonders is difficult to figure out as of now. But Marvel Studios has been reportedly planning to make the significant change. This particular report was first noted by entertainment reporter Jeff Sneider, during John Rocha’s The Hot Mic podcast. 

So, you know Galactus is going to be part of Fantastic Four. The idea is that one of his four heralds is going to be female – I have heard that the Silver Surfer is going to be female.” Sneider asserted. 

Jeff Sneider asserted the unofficially unconfirmed report of Silver Surfer being reimagined as a woman
Jeff Sneider asserted the unconfirmed report of Silver Surfer being reimagined as a woman

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Further, this unofficially unconfirmed report was again asserted by Jeff Sneider on his personal website The InSneider, claiming that his readers “can expect to see a female Silver Surfer,”. Later on, Sneider’s comments were corroborated by scooper MyTimeToShineHello via X

Anya Taylor-Joy to Appear in Pedro Pascal’s Fantastic Four

Following the rumor of Marvel Studios reimagining the character of Silver Surfer as a woman, there came reports of Mad Max actress Anya Taylor-Joy being eyed for the role of a villain in Pedro Pascal’s upcoming Marvel reboot. According to industry scooper Daniel Richtman, Marvel Studios might be seeking Taylor-Joy for their upcoming Fantastic Four

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Anya Taylor-Joy is being reportedly eyed for a villain role in Pedro Pascal’s Fantastic Four

Also read: Anya Taylor-Joy’s MCU Debut in Upcoming Movie Rumor Debunked

 

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Since the report of Anya Taylor-Joy being sought for a role in Fantastic Four came in the wake of reports claiming Silver Surfer will be gender-swapped, fans believe the actress might appear as the woman version of Silver Surfer. The character being one of the Heralds of Galactus, who scavenges the universe to find a favorable planet for its master to devour, we believe Taylor-Joy might be suitable for the ruthless role. 

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Taylor-Joy might appear as the gender-swapped Silver Surfer in Pedro Pascal’s Fantastic Four

Previously proving her remarkable acting skills as a villain in the 2016 intense psychological thriller, Morgan, Anya Taylor-Joy stole hearts. Appearing in the titular role, who is later revealed to be an artificial intelligence project called L-9, Taylor-Joy turned heads with her performance. Further, she found her breakthrough role in Netflix’s hit TV series, The Queen’s Gambit, and recently signed a role in George Miller’s prequel film Furiosa.

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