The Marvel Cinematic Universe is expanding far beyond what many fans thought possible. After all, Disney’s acquisition of Fox opens up many new possibilities for the franchise. For example, we’ve already seen the introduction of various fan-favorite X-Men characters. Of course, these are only the first characters to appear due to the acquisition. Now discussions are happening regarding other characters – including one particular Fantastic Four villain and actress Anya Taylor-Joy.
Fox owned many other iconic Marvel characters, and that includes the fan-favorite Fantastic Four superhero team. As fans wait to see what cast members get attached to the roles, some interesting rumors and other such details have surfaced.
As mentioned, new details regarding the MCU’s Fantastic Four reboot are coming to light since casting has started. A number of reports have suggested that the Silver Surfer, an iconic Marvel comic book villain, will be included in the film.
Though there is a twist – the reports claim that Silver Surfer will be a woman – which has started speculation that Anya Taylor-Joy could be playing the Fantastic Four role. Many fans have expressed their belief for this possibility following the rumors.
Of course, there’s no guarantee that the Silver Surfer will be in the film – much less that Anya Taylor-Joy could play the character. Though given the current reports, it certainly makes sense that the villain would be the Silver Surfer. And while that should still be taken with a grain of salt, it certainly wouldn’t be the first time that Marvel decides to swap the gender of a memorable character.
Here’s the first report shared regarding the possibility of Anya Taylor-Joy joining Fantastic Four:
Anya Taylor-Joy is reportedly being eyed to play a villain in ‘FANTASTIC FOUR’.
— Fantastic Four Updates (@F4Update) November 23, 2023
It’s worth noting that until Marvel Studios makes any official announcement, these reports should be interpreted nothing more than fan speculation and the occasional rumor. But the internet has been right on occasion – and it’s possible that these details regarding a potential Fantastic Four villain could be accurate as well.
As such, we’ll still have to see how this rumor pans out, and if it does – whether or not Silver Surfer is the role she gets. There are still other heralds of Galactus – including Nova – though it remains to be seen what direction Marvel will ultimately decide on.
Anya Taylor-Joy has become a major name in recent years, having appeared in such hits as The Witch, Split, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, and the upcoming Mad Max spin-off Furiosa. Marvel certainly seems like a reasonable trajectory for her to reach next.
Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for any additional updates regarding Marvel’s Fantastic Four MCU project as we have them. It’s definitely going to be a major addition to their shared cinematic universe – and it’ll be interesting to see what it means for the franchise going forward.