Though rumors previously swirled about Jake Gyllenhaal potentially playing Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic in the Fantastic Four movie, it sounds like money may have stopped that from happening.
A report from The InSneider states that Gyllenhaal wanted “too much money” to play Reed Richards in Marvel Studios‘ Fantastic Four movie — a situation that Jeff Sneider notes is similar to how things played out with Adam Driver, who was also rumored to be up for the part of Mister Fantastic in the past.
Finally, the report suggest that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is aiming to contain talent costs for the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, which is also why Emma Stone won’t be playing Susan Storm/The Invisible Woman.
Fantastic Four will be directed by Matt Shakman (WandaVision) from a screenplay by Josh Friedman, who was brought in to re-write the script originally written by Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer. As a project in Phase Six of the MCU, Fantastic Four is scheduled to be released on May 2, 2025.
When did the Fantastic Four comic first debut?
The Fantastic Four comic debuted in 1961. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, it was the first superhero team title produced by Marvel Comics and popularized famous characters like Reed Richards, Sue Storm and Doctor Doom.