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John Malkovich Joins The Fantastic Four In A Mystery Role


It’s been revealed that actor John Malkovich has been cast in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) upcoming movie, The Fantastic Four. I love Malkovich, and the fact that he’s joining the MCU is very exciting. However, we still don’t know which role he’s going to be playing in the movie, and I’ve seen a lot of speculation online about which role he’s going to be portraying.

The news that he’s joining the MCU comes from Deadline, and they claim that his role is being kept safely under wraps. So, with the addition of Malkovich, the movie’s cast is as follows: Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards (aka Mr. Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm (aka the Invisible Woman), Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm (aka the Human Torch) and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm (aka the Thing).

John Malkovich joins the MCU’s The Fantastic Four movie in a mystery role


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It’s also just been announced that British actor Ralph Ineson will be playing Galactus in the film, which is very exciting news indeed. There had been a lot of rumours suggesting that Marvel Studios was trying to persuade Javier Bardem to play the role. However, they ended up going for Ineson, and I think that’s really good casting.

It was also revealed not too long ago that Paul Walter Hauser had been cast in the movie in an undisclosed role. It’s going to be interesting to see who he and Malkovich end up playing in the movie. Speaking of Malkovic’s MCU role, I’ve seen reports that he could be playing the Puppet Master in the movie, which I think would be really good casting.

When will The Fantastic Four be released?


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The movie is going to be helmed by WandaVision director Matt Shakman, and the script was written by Eric Pearson, Josh Friedman, Jeff Kaplan, and Ian Springer. Peter Cameron (WandaVision) has also done some writing on the project.

What do you make of this news? Are you looking forward to watching this upcoming Fantastic Four MCU movie? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

You’ll be able to watch The Fantastic Four when it’s released in cinemas on July 25th 2025.