A new Fantastic Four rumor claims that Reed Richards and Sue Storm will become parents in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film. The Fantastic Four is coming to the MCU soon, with a film slated for 2025, to be directed by WandaVision’s Matt Shakman. While casting for the film has yet to begin, a new rumor sheds light on a key aspect of the MCU’s Fantastic Four.
According to Jeff Sneider on THE HOT MIC, the MCU’s Fantastic Four film will feature Reed Richards and Sue Storm as parents.
Sneider brought up the topic as an explanation for why actress Saoirse Ronan couldn’t be a part of the MCU’s Fantastic Four casting process, as her source said she would already be too young to play Sue as a mother. Since Ronan is 28 years old, it seems the MCU is looking for actors over the age of 30 for the roles of Reed and Sue. Check out the full quote below:
Someone reached out and they said, “It won’t be Saoirse Ronan”… Here’s why: Reed and Sue are parents in the film. This is what I heard.
Because Reed & Sue parenting is perfect for the MCU’s Fantastic Four
The MCU version of the Fantastic Four will need to differentiate Marvel’s First Family heavily from the other two live-action big-screen adaptations. The original Fantastic Four movies of the 2000s were fun adventures for the team, but they horribly mishandled the iconic villain Galactus. Then came the 2015 reboot Fantastic Four, which is considered one of the worst superhero movies of all time. Marvel’s Fantastic Four movie is supposed to be the best of the bunch and the idea of making Reed and parent him from the very beginning can accomplish just that.
Reed Richards and Sue Storm are married and have two children in the comics: Franklin and Valeria Richards. The MCU has referenced Reed and Sue’s children before, with John Krasinski’s Reed in Universe 838 telling Wanda he had children in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The MCU’s Fantastic Four already starting with Reed and Sue as parents is great, as it reinforces the family aspect of the team, while also setting the film apart from other Fantastic Four live-action adventures. Plus, the MCU’s timing of the Fantastic Four couldn’t be better.
If Marvel’s Fantastic Four introduces Franklin Richards, then he could play a major role in the multiversal event film Avengers: Secret Wars. In the comics, Franklin is a hero of immense power, with the boy able to warp reality to his will. Franklin was instrumental in restoring the Multiverse following the 2015 comic book event Secret Wars, which may be behind the decision to potentially introduce the character in the first MCU Fantastic Four film. Franklin also has ties to the X-Men, who will be debuting in the MCU soon. If Reed and Sue are parents in Fantastic Four, then the MCU’s Multiverse Saga may already have its savior.
Source: THE HOT MIC
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