Even though @disney
's acquisition of @20thcenturyfox
just became official today, rumors have been flying in for weeks now about how @marvelstudios
is planning on releasing their take on the #FantasticFour
as the 9th and final film of #PhaseIV
, which will serve as a direct lead-in to #Avengers5
in 2023. Will The Avengers/FF combo be fighting #DrDoom
in 4 years? 🔥🤘😁 Well, I'm stoked to finally see the #FF
actually resemble their  comic selves, something hopefully #KevinFeige
will make sure of. @timstory
's films completely missed the mark on the family aesthetic that defines the FF mainly because #IoanGruffudd
was painfully miscast.
should be at least 15 years older than #SueStorm
(Gruffudd was a mere 7 years older than @jessicaalba
at the time). His intellect & stature in the world make him both Sue's mentor and crush. Johnny rejects him trying to be a father figure which Reed both resents & understands. Reed is NOT an insecure nerd. He's the #1
mind on the planet. Smarter than #TonyStark
put together. He's also a war vet so he's a confident man who won't take any shit.
was a stud prior to becoming #TheThing
. While @michaelchiklis
did a TREMENDOUS job playing The Thing, Ben needs to look like a "60s He-Man". Tall, square-jawed, full head of hair, built like a brick shithouse, cool as fuck. Going from that to a rock monster is what ultimately makes it all the more traumatic to him.
3. The Storms are twenty-somethings trying to find their place in the world. Sue's the more mature of the two while Johnny is bold & protective of his sis. Alba & Evans weren't miscast. They were just underused & given poor material to work with.
Bottom line is the family aesthetic requires everyone to truly fit the bill. Here's who I think would make for spot-on translations of #Marvel
's First Family:
(40) as Reed Richards/#MrFantastic
(42) as Ben Grimm/The Thing
(31 but looks 25) as Sue Storm/#InvisibleWoman
(31 but looks 25) as Johnny Storm/#HumanTorch
#JohnKrasinski #JohnCena #SarahGadon #ZacEfron #MarvelCinematicUniverse #MarvelStudios #Disney