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Things We Saw Today: MCU Fantastic Four Rumored to Cast This Actress as Sue Storm

Plus 'Yasuke', Jessica Gao, and more!

Jodie Comer as Villanelle

With the D23 Expo happening this weekend in Anaheim, California, fans are waiting to see what big announcements are coming from the studio behind Star Wars and the Marvel cinematic universe. And one exciting rumor has cropped up, courtesy of the John Campea Show. On his popular YouTube series, Campea shared a rumor that Jodie Comer would be playing Sue Storm in the Fantastic Four reboot. Campea discusses it in the video below (starting at 56:40):

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Comer is famous for her breakout role as stylish assassin Villanelle in AMC and BBC America’s Killing Eve. She has also starred in Free Guy and The Last Duel, and made a cameo appearance as Rey’s mother in Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker. Comer is a phenomenal actor, winning two British Academy Television Awards and an Emmy for Killing Eve. She’s a great choice for Sue Storm/the Invisible Woman, which was previously played by Jessica Alba and Kate Mara. In addition to Comer, it is rumored that Penn Badgley (You, Gossip Girl) is in talks to play Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic. No other casting news has leaked, and these rumors will likely be confirmed or denied at this weekend’s expo.

Fantastic Four will reportedly be directed by Matt Shakman (WandaVision). Marvel plans to release the film in November 2024, as the first chapter in Phase Six of the Marvel cinematic universe. What do you think of the Comer rumor? Who would you like to see play Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm? Let us know in the comments.

We’ll keep you updated all weekend long with the latest breaking news from D23!

(via The John Campea Show, featured image: AMC/BBC America)

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Chelsea Steiner
Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.

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