# The Anticipation Builds for the New Fantastic Four Film
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is ready to welcome back its pioneering superheroes, The Fantastic Four, but with a fresh cast and an array of rumors surrounding who will claim the iconic roles, the anticipation for the film’s release is nothing short of electric.
## Heightened Expectations & Speculation
From the few details that have emerged about the much-anticipated Fantastic Four reboot, it’s clear that the team behind the film is doing an excellent job of whetting fans’ appetites. Official announcements have been scarce, leaving room for intrigue and conjecture, particularly around the movie’s casting – which remains a closely guarded secret.
### Rumored Casting Choices
The latest buzz in Hollywood suggests that **Pedro Pascal**, widely recognized for his roles in “The Last of Us” and “The Mandalorian,” is in the running to play the brilliant Reed Richards, a.k.a Mr. Fantastic. Seemingly contradicting this rumor, previous speculations had pegged “Star Wars” actor **Adam Driver** as the frontrunner for the coveted role.
The other members of the titular quartet have not been left out of the rumor mill. Notably, there’s talk of the villainous Galactus making an appearance, with reports indicating that Marvel Studios is keen on casting Spanish actor **Javier Bardem** in the role. Nevertheless, Bardem’s participation in the project hinges on the actor’s availability, considering his current involvement in an upcoming F1-themed movie starring Brad Pitt.
Beyond his potential foray into the Marvel universe, Bardem’s recent roles have been diverse, including appearances in the highly anticipated “Dune: Part Two,” and as King Triton in the live-action rendition of “The Little Mermaid.”
## The John Krasinski Factor
A curious subplot in the casting saga revolves around John Krasinski, who briefly portrayed Mr. Fantastic in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” Krasinski’s portrayal received a warm reception, prompting fans to question why the actor hasn’t been tapped for the reboot. Conversely, some have opined that Krasinski might be a better fit for the role of a villain like Doctor Doom rather than reprising his role as Reed Richards.
![Image suggesting John Krasinski as a previous portrayal of Mr. Fantastic](https://sm.ign.com/ign_es/screenshot/default/sin-titulo-1_hhtx.jpg)
The film’s director, Matt Shakman, recently shared that production is expected to commence in Spring 2024. With Shakman at the helm and his promise of delivering a Marvel film “unlike anything you’ve seen before,” the excitement can only grow.
As rumors swirl and fans eagerly await official confirmations, one thing is certain – the return of The Fantastic Four is set to be a monumental event, charting a new course for these beloved characters within the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.