Pedro Pascal’s The Fantastic Four Brings the War to James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy as Marvel’s First Family Enters the MCU 

Marvel and DC movie fans are giddy about the simultaneous release of The Fantastic Four and Superman: Legacy in the same month.

Pedro Pascal’s The Fantastic Four Brings the War to James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy as Marvel’s First Family Enters the MCU 

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  • Marvel revealed the new release date and the cast of The Fantastic Four on Valentine’s Day.
  • The Marvel First Family reboot has been rescheduled for July 2025, coinciding with DC’s Superman: Legacy release.
  • Despite the thin gap between these movies, fans of Marvel and DC are eagerly anticipating this semi-showdown.
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A big announcement about Marvel’s first family was made on Valentine’s Day this year. The cast of The Fantastic Four, which stars Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic, Vanesa Kirby as Sue Storm, aka Invisible Woman, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm, aka The Thing, and Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm, aka Human Torch, was finally revealed.

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On top of that, the much-awaited flick has been rescheduled for July 2025, which is also the month that DC’s Superman: Legacy is set to premiere. Naturally, Marvel and DC Comics fans view this exciting month from different angles.

As a result of The Fantastic Four and Thunderbolts switching release dates, the former will now be released on July 25, 2025, instead of May 2, 2025. Since James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy will arrive on July 11, this is likely to be an epic battle akin to the one that happened in 2016. Remember that year when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War debuted on the same weekend?

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Marvel's The Fantastic Four announcement
Marvel’s The Fantastic Four announcement (via MCU Studios)

Despite the time that will elapse between these movies, a lot of fans of Marvel and DC are already anticipating this semi-showdown

Marvel Announces the Casting and New Release Date for The Fantastic Four

The official casting announcement for Matt Shakman’s The Fantastic Four has fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe jubilant. Amidst the flurry of excitement, it was announced that Marvel Studios would be rescheduling the film for July 25, 2025.

The Fantastic Four has been one of Marvel’s most eagerly awaited projects for some time, and its July release will be beneficial. One thing stands out: the movie’s release date is only two weeks (July 11, 2025) after James Gunn’s much anticipated Superman: Legacy, which is scheduled to officially introduce the DCU. 

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James Gunn will direct Superman: Legacy

In a gorgeous touch, along with an amazing poster featuring these characters enjoying Valentine’s Day together, Marvel Studios shared the exciting news yesterday on X. 

Superman: Legacy is a big bet for Warner Bros. Discovery because it is going to usher in a completely new era of superhero storytelling in movies. It is no secret that the studio’s recent DC films have been box office busters, having not produced a successful superhero film since 2019’s billion-dollar grossing Joker.

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And now Superman: Legacy finds itself in a precarious situation due to heightened competition from the highly anticipated Pedro Pascal’s flick.

What More To Know About The Cast Of Marvel’s The Fantastic Four 

Pedro Pascal as Joel Miller in The Last of Us
Pedro Pascal as Joel Miller in The Last of Us

Pedro Pascal, who rose to fame in recent years for his leading roles as Joel Miller in HBO’s The Last of Us and Din Djarin in Disney+’s The Mandalorian, is the most widely recognized character in The Fantastic Four. He starred in Narcos, made appearances in Game of Thrones, and starred in the films Kingsman: The Golden Circle and The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Having portrayed the antagonist Maxwell Lord in DC’s Wonder Woman 1984, Pascal is no stranger to the world of comic book movies. 

He will play Reed Richards (aka Mr. Fantastic) in Matt Shakman’s upcoming Marvel flick. Next up is Vanessa Kirby in the role of Sue Storm, also known as the Invisible Woman. Although the actress, 35, has starred in a number of popular action film franchises, her most well-known role is probably that of Princess Margaret in The Crown. 

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We will see Joseph Quinn in the role of Johnny Storm (who is also known as the Human Torch). The actor, who only made one appearance in one season of Game of Thrones, had a huge breakthrough in 2022 when he portrayed Stranger Things’ beloved Eddie Munson.

Ebon Moss-Bachrach, last but not least, will play Ben Grimm, also known as the Thing. In a similar vein, the actor, 46, has enjoyed considerable success lately as a result of his portrayal of Richie Jerimovich on Hulu’s Emmy-winning series The Bear.

Well, with Marvel’s first family, the MCU seems to have secured the new anchors for the MCU, following the departures of Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark and Evans’ Steve Rogers in Avengers: Endgame.

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The Fantastic Four is set to release on July 25, 2025, while Superman: Legacy is dropping on July 11, 2025.

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