One name that has long been part of the conversation is Disney alum and Oscar-nominated actor Adam Driver. Now, a new rumor provided an update on Marvel Studios' intentions in casting the Star Wars sequel trilogy star.
Is Adam Driver Mr. Fantastic?
Update (4/22): Insider Jeff Sneider corroborated the report that Adam Driver is in talks for Marvel Studios' Fantastic Four movie, stating on The Hot Mic podcast that he's heard that the studio has offered the 39-year-old actor the role of Reed Richards.
This supports additional rumors claiming the Marriage Story star was in the running to play Mr. Fantastic, the highly-intelligent founding member of the comic book team with super stretching abilities.
While other actors, including Penn Badgley and Andor's Diego Luna, were also rumored to play the Fantastic Four lead, the fact that Driver is reportedly "in final talks" points toward him as the front-runner.
When To Expect Fantastic Four Casting Confirmation
Back in February, Marvel Studios was reportedly gearing up its casting process for Fantastic Four.
However, a later report claimed casting could take some time due to the studio's "thorough" casting process which also involved Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.
If this rumor is true and Driver is Marvel's top choice, this could explain why he's supposedly in final talks for Reed Richards.
While it's possible that Adam Driver - or another member of the cast - could be confirmed in the coming days or weeks, Marvel Studios may want to save this highly-anticipated cast for July's San Diego Comic-Con.
Fantastic Four arrives in theaters on February 14, 2025.