'Fantastic Four' cast officially announced — here's who is joining Pedro Pascal

Pedro Pascal reportedly confirmed to appear in Marvel's "Fantastic Four" movie.
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After much waiting, we finally know who is in Marvel's "Fantastic Four."

The rumors had heated up to a full boil in recent weeks, particularly after Pedro Pascal was reportedly cast in the MCU movie last week based on a listing by SAG-AFTRA. 

But now it's official. Pascal will indeed be playing Reed Richards, aka the elastic Mr. Fantastic. And he'll be joined by Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm, aka the Invisible Woman, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm, aka The Thing and Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm, aka The Human Torch.

Casting rumors aren't the only rumors that this post seemingly confirms. There's been talk for months that this Fantastic Four movie would take place during the 1960s with the family of superheroes eventually making it into the present day, possibly in a similar fashion to how Captain America (h/t Comic Book Movie). 

Given the retro vibes of the art style used for the Instagram announcement, it seems that this rumor may turn out to be true.

Here's a rundown of the new "Fantastic Four" cast:

Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic

Pedro Pascal attends the HBO's 2024 Post-Emmy reception at San Vicente Bungalows on January 15, 2024 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)

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The "Game of Thrones" alum has certainly been a hot commodity in Hollywood in the past few years. He's currently starring in HBO's "The Last of Us" and voicing the titular bounty hunter in "The Mandalorian," and can next be seen in Ethan Coen's "Drive-Away Dolls." 

Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm aka the Invisible Woman

Vanessa Kirby attends the "Napoleon" UK Premiere at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on November 16, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

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Ever since her breakout role as Princess Margaret in the first two seasons of "The Crown," Vanessa Kirby has appeared in two of the biggest franchises in the movie biz: "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" and "Dead Reckoning Part One" and "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw." She also scooped up an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of a grief-stricken woman in "Pieces of a Woman" and recently co-starred in "Napoleon" opposite Joaquin Phoenix.

Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm aka The Thing

Ebon Moss-Bachrach arrives for the 81st annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 7, 2024. (Photo by Michael TRAN / AFP) (Photo by MICHAEL TRAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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Recently minted Emmy winner Ebon Moss-Bachrach has won the hearts of "The Bear" viewers as the rough-around-the-edges Richie. He also had a memorable turn in "Andor" in 2022. Prior to that, he made appearances in a variety of shows, including "Girls," "The Punisher" and "The Dropout."

Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch.

Actor Joseph Quinn attends the "GQ Men Of The Year" awards 2022 at the Palace Hotel on November 17, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

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The British actor broke out in "Stranger Things" season 4 as the electric guitar-playing, heroic Eddie Munson. He's begun racking up roles, including in "A Quiet Place: Day One," "Gladiator 2" (alongside Pascal) and now "Fantastic Four."

'Fantastic Four' and 'Thunderbolts' switch places in MCU calendar

The new cast wasn't the only bombshell Marvel dropped on us in its Instagram post about the latest attempt to adapt Marvel's "First Family" for the big screen. 

"Fantastic Four" is also getting its release date pushed back to July 25, 2025. That's nearly an additional three-month delay on what's already been an ongoing project since 2019. Hopefully, with the main cast finally set though, this latest delay will be the last.

But that also means that "Thunderbolts," which previously occupied the July 25 slot in the calendar, is getting pushed up to the "Fantastic Four" release date of May 2, 2025. This move has been confirmed by Disney (h/t ComingSoon) but comes as a bit of a surprise given "Thunderbolts" own production and casting issues. 

Florence Pugh did confirm that filming for "Thunderbolts" is imminent during a "Dune: Part Two" interview with Entertainment Tonight, so hopefully things are back on track for at least half of Marvel's 2025 slate of movies.

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