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Star Wars Actor Adam Driver Top Contender for Reed Richards in MCU’s Fantastic Four

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Adam Driver who played the famous Kylo Ren from the Star Wars trilogy is rumored to be playing the lead role of Reed Richards in MCU’s Fantastic Four. Fantastic Four is announced to be released in Phase 6 and will potentially set the scene for the Avengers movies.

The production for MCU’s Fantastic Four will begin either this year or early next year, so the cast for the movie will also be selected and fan casts have rumored Adam Driver to be playing the lead role of Mr. Fantastic.

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Adam Driver to Play MCU’s Mr. Fantastic?

According to The Direct its original sources are saying that MCU’s top casting choice for the role of Reed Richards is Adam Driver. Grace Randolph indicated that the actor is up for a certain stretchy role before sharing her hopes. Adam Driver has a working relationship with Disney due to his role in Star Wars and is proving to be a top-notch actor in Hollywood.

Adam Driver has certainly pushed his limits with Kylo Ren of Star Wars, meanwhile currently in post-production for two movies 65 and Ferrari, and shooting Megalopolis which should be wrapped up by March 2023, leaving his schedule open after that.

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Adam Driver in Fantastic Four?

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Though Driver is not the only name rumored to star as Reed Richards, Diego Luna from Andor is another actor rumored to play MCU’s Mr. Fantastic, but as he has his next two years packed it is highly unlikely that he will be playing the role.

The casting for Fantastic Four is currently believed to be underway as one of the big roles of 2023 and an announcement on the cast should be made by Marvel Studios sometime this year or maybe at the San Diego Comic-Con in Marvel Studios’ presentation event.

All There Is to Know About Adam Driver

Adam Douglas Driver, born in November 1983 made his Broadway debut in Mrs. Warren’s Profession in 2010 and in Man and Boy in 2011. Driver rose as an actor through his role in the HBO series Girls. But Adam Driver’s real shot to fame was when he played Kylo Ren in the Star Wars Trilogy.

Driver is also a veteran of the US marine corps and the founder of arts in the armed forces, an NGO that provides free arts programming to American active-duty service members, veterans, military support staff, and their families worldwide.

Adam Driver as Reed Richards
Adam Driver as Reed Richards?

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Adam Driver is the recipient of various accolades, including nominations for two Academy Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award. Though he is a broadway actor, does not like to watch his own movies and plays. In a radio interview with Fresh Air, they played a clip from his movie Marriage Story due to which he got up and did not continue the rest of the show.

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Fantastic Four is scheduled to hit the theatres on August 6, 2025.

Written by Rajdeep Majumder

Rajdeep Majumder is a maniac for cold coffee besides being an avid CoD enthusiast and a student of Computer Science. On top of a budding investment in music and pop culture, Rajdeep now has an accumulated interest in the world of film and television. As an aspiring content writer, he can now boast of more than 100 published articles on Fandomwire under his byline. Looking ahead, he can envision himself backpacking across Europe within 5 years’ time.