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‘The Fantastic Four’ Finds its Silver Surfer

Julia Garner joins Marvel’s remake that stars Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby as Susan Storm (The Invisible Woman), Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm (The Thing), and Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm (The Human Torch); the film flies into theaters July 25, 2025. 

Talk about unexpected! Julia Garner (Ozark, Inventing Anna) is set to join the upcoming The Fantastic Four remake as Shalla-Bal, a version of Silver Surfer. 

Garner joins Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian, Game of Thrones) as the brilliant and elastic Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic); Vanessa Kirby (Napoleon, The Crown) as the powerful Susan Storm (The Invisible Woman); Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Bear, The Punisher) as the clobberin’ Ben Grimm (The Thing); and Joseph Quinn (Stranger Things) as the charismatic hot head Johnny Storm (The Human Torch).

Matt Shakman (WandaVision) directs from a script by Josh Friedman, Jeff Kaplan, and Ian Springer. While the plot of the film remains cloudy, the teaser image does hint at a mid-century setting. In the comics, Marvel’s First Family are astronauts who gain their otherworldly powers from cosmic rays in space. Can you say 1969?

Shakman produces alongside Kevin Feige. No word yet on the ‘fantastic’ VFX.

Marvel Studios’ The Fantastic Four flies into theaters on July 25, 2025.

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