Pedro Pascal’s Fantastic Four May Have Cast Cobra Kai’s Paul Walter Hauser as a Character Already Teased in the Official Poster

The Cobra Kai alum might be making his debut in the MCU as a Galactus hunter.

paul walter hauser in cobra kai, pedro pascal’s fantastic four


  • Fantastic Four might have gained it's fifth member of the first family with Paul Walter Hauser.
  • The actor is being rumored to play the Mole Man, but could be voicing H.E.R.B.I.E, the Fantastic Four's Galactus hunting robot.
  • The actor could indeed play the Mole Man, who was the first villain the Fantastic Four faced.
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Marvel’s Fantastic Four is being hotly anticipated for 2025, as Marvel’s first family gears up for its homecoming under the banner of Marvel Studios. With the main characters of the film cast, information about additional casting has been trickling down through leaks and official sources.

Paul Walter Hauser in a scene from Cobra Kai
Paul Walter Hauser in Cobra Kai

Paul Water Hauser, of Cobra Kai fame, has been cast in the film. Speculation has been running wild as to who the actor would play, with more than a few fans placing their bets on Mole Man. While a great choice for the actor, a few other theories are floating around with regard to who the actor is going to play in the MCU, and this character has already been confirmed to be a part of the film.

Paul Walter Hauser might be voicing H.E.R.B.I.E in The Fantastic Four

The new Fantastic Four cast. | Credit: @pascalispunk on IG.
The new Fantastic Four cast. | Credit: @pascalispunk on IG.

In the official image that was released to announce the cast of Fantastic Four, a robot was teased as being part of Marvel’s first family along with Reed, Sue, Johnny, and Ben. This robot, H.E.R.B.I.E. was a creation by Stan Lee who was made for the Fantastic Four animated series after Marvel had licensed the Human Torch for his solo project.


A slew of fan theories are pointing towards H.E.R.B.I.E. as the character that Hauser is going to essay. The robot has some important significance of its own, given that it was made in collaboration with Xandarian scientists, which could finally herald the coming of Galactus in the MCU. H.E.R.B.I.E. was created with the sole directive of helping the Fantastic Four search for Galactus, which might be indicative of who the main antagonist of the film might be.

Paul Walter Hauser as Mole Man would be an inspiring casting choice

Fantastic Four villain Mole Man | image: ScreenRant
Fantastic Four villain Mole Man | image: ScreenRant

While H.E.R.B.I.E. might be a great character for Paul Walter Hauser to play, the idea that the artist would play the rotund Fantastic Four villain could be great to watch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, Mole Man featuring in the Fantastic Four film might make the film a little too crowded, as the character might not get enough screen time between the four leads and the main antagonist of the film.

However, Mole Man was also the first foe that the Fantastic Four ever faced, which would make him the perfect antagonist to introduce the super team. Of course, the character could always appear in the introductory scenes of the film, as a gag villain that the Fantastic Four prove themselves against before a bigger threat like Galactus shows itself.


The Fantastic Four will be heading towards a theatrical release in July of 2025, clashing with Superman, which is set to launch James Gunn‘s new DCU. Given how fundamental both these properties are to their respective franchises, it might just resurrect one of cinema’s most nail-biting rivalries, the kind that fans expected from the DCEU and the MCU as they took off.


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