Rumors are swirling around Hollywood about who might be cast in yet another cinematic reboot of the Marvel property Fantastic Four and how Diego Luna (Andor) and Eiza González (Ambulance) are on the shortlist.
Online sources are reporting that Luna is up for the role of Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic while González is up for the role of Sue Storm/Invisible Woman. The character Reed Richards was last played by John Krasinski in this year’s Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. Krasinski’s version of the character was from another universe.
This, of course, wouldn’t be the first time Sue Storm was portrayed by a Latina actress. Jessica Alba played the character in the original 2005 movie alongside Ioan Gruffudd, Chris Evans, and Michael Chiklis.
For some reason, the Fantastic Four, in comparison to other Marvel superhero teams like the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and X-Men, have not translated over successfully to movie form in its last two attempts. Along with the original film and the equally mediocre sequel, the studios tried to resuscitate the franchise a decade later with Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell, but the production cranked out another bomb.
Recently, González already had to shut down rumors a couple of months ago that she was in the running for the role of Elektra in the upcoming series Daredevil: Born Again for Disney+, so all of this could just be more fan casting that has gone rogue and expanded (like Mister Fantastic’s stretchable body) farther that it should have.
We’ll wait for some official news before we get too excited about an all-Latine Fantastic Four. But fans are already throwing their opinion in the ring.
Some are here for it.
Others are divided.
Some even suggested Diego Boneta as the Human Torch.
And others were hoping a Latine director would come on board if these Diego Luna and Eiza González rumors were true.