There have been a number of websites claiming that Jennifer Lawrence has been cast as Sue Storm in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie. Well, it turns out that those rumours are not accurate.
This news comes to us from Jennifer Lawrence’s PR team over at Narrative PR whom we contacted for a comment on the story and to just clarify what’s going on. Before I go into what they told me, I’d like to explain where this rumour came from to begin with.
The rumour started after The Daily Telegraph over in Australia claimed that Lawrence was heading Down Under to start filming the upcoming Fantastic Four film. They went on to add that many Marvel movies are set to “bed down” in the land of Down Under “for the foreseeable future”.
No, Jennifer Lawrence hasn’t been cast as Sue Storm in the Fantastic Four film
All I’m gonna say is this, Marvel just started meeting with writers on FANTASTIC FOUR, there is no script and it will be awhile before this film starts shooting
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) February 21, 2021
Now, many journalists such as Deadline’s Justine Kroll did take to Twitter to reveal that Marvel Studios is only just starting to meet with writers for the movie and they will not begin shooting for quite some time.
However, there was no word from anyone close to the actor herself, until now that is. A representative of Lawrence’s PR team revealed to Small Screen the following:
She is not doing this movie and this is an unchecked rumor. No story here.
So, that kind of does it for us. In these sorts of cases, if Lawrence really had been cast as Sue Storm, there would have been radio silence from both Marvel and the actor’s representatives. The fact they they very clearly denied the rumour leads me to believe that she hasn’t been cast in the MCU.
That said, they could be waiting for the right time to officially reveal her casting. However, I just don’t see it, and I’m still being told that Marvel is holding talks with a number of actors for the role including Emily Blunt.
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