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MCU Sidelining Emily Blunt for Fantastic Four, Godzilla vs. Kong Star Eiza González Allegedly Top Pick for Sue Storm

MCU Sidelining Emily Blunt for Fantastic Four, Godzilla vs. Kong Star Eiza González Allegedly Top Pick for Sue Storm

Fans were quite excited when it was announced that Marvel’s first family, the Fantastic Four, will be getting its Marvel Cinematic Universe version. However, the upcoming movie was faced with some obstacles when the original director, Jon Watts, left the movie. Everything is back on track as WandaVision director, Matt Shakman has now taken the reins of the movie into his own hands.

Sue Storm from Fantastic Four
Sue Storm AKA The Invisible Woman

Although there isn’t much known about the Fantastic Four reboot, a scoop has given the name of an actress that the studios are keen on hiring for the movie. If the scoop is to be believed, it looks like the Baby Driver actress, Eiza Gonzalez, is Marvel’s top choice to play the character of Sue Storm.

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Eiza Gonzalez to Play Sue Storm in Fantastic Four?

Eiza Gonzalez
Eiza Gonzalez

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According to a trusted social media scooper who goes by the username ‘MyTimeToShineH’ on Twitter, actress Eiza Gonzalez is the frontrunner in Marvel’s race for Sue Storm. She is known for her roles in movies like Bloodshot, Godzilla vs. Kong, Ambulance, and so on. Fans on Twitter have mixed reactions to this scoop. On one hand, some are happy with the casting and can totally see Gonzalez as Sue Storm AKA The Invisible Woman, and on the other hand, some aren’t too excited about it. Some even see her playing the character of Elektra, instead!

Since Gonzalez is Mexican, there are speculations about Marvel Studios casting a Mexican actor to play Johnny Storm AKA Human Torch. Other insights given by the same scooper state that Marvel’s first family will be going to space and Silver Surfer is also set to make an appearance in the movie.

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What About Emily Blunt’s Sue Storm?

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt

Actress Emily Blunt has been a fan-favorite for the role of Sue Storm ever since her husband, John Krasinski, played the role of Mr. Fantastic AKA Reed Richards in Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness. It was simple for the fans – Krasinski needs to return as Reed Richards in the Fantastic Four reboot and bring Blunt along with him.

To those not well-versed in the comics, Storm and Richards get married and have a kid together. Therefore, Blunt was the obvious choice for fans to play Storm, should Krasinski reprise his role as Mr. Fantastic. Well, it’s made quite clear that it’s extremely unlikely he will be reprising the role, especially given the fact that he was turned to spaghetti by Wanda. Blunt, too, once shut down the rumors of her involvement in the upcoming reboot.

Appearing on The Howard Stern Show, Blunt was asked if she would be appearing as Sue Storm anytime soon. The actress stated that all it was, was fan-casting and that there was no reality to it all, adding that superhero movies weren’t really her cup of tea.

That is fan-casting. No one has received a phone call. That’s just people saying, ‘Wouldn’t that be great?’…But I don’t know if superhero movies are for me. They’re not up my alley, I don’t like them. I really don’t.”

Unfortunately, it looks like the fans’ desire of seeing the real-life couple play one in the reel life won’t be coming to fruition. As for the Fantastic Four reboot, only time will tell what the cast is going to look like.

Fantastic Four is said to release on February 14, 2025.

Source: Twitter

Written by Mishkaat Khan

Mishkaat is a medical student who found solace in content writing. Having worked in the industry for about three years, she has written about everything from medicine to literature and is now happy to enlight you about the world of entertainment. When not writing, she can be found obsessing over supernatural beings through books and TV.