Pedro Pascal May Become the New Reed Richards in MCU

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Pedro Pascal may become the new Reed Richards (Photo from IGN)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is interested in Pedro Pascal becoming the new Reed Richards, more known as Mr. Fantastic, in their upcoming Fantastic Four movie.

Pascal received the offer after Jake Gyllenhaal, who played Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far from Home, refused. This update isn’t final at the moment, as negotiations are still ongoing, per Deadline.

Fans can expect Fantastic Four to air on May 2, 2025, as part of the ongoing Phase 5 of the MCU. Movies under this phase include The Marvels, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and more. Additionally, Matt Shakman will be the director of the new Fantastic Four as he takes over for Jon Watts.

Some Fans Don’t see Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards

With this new update, people are debating on Twitter and Reddit whether Pascal is truly suited for this role.

More about Pedro Pascal

To give more context, Pascal is a talented and well-known actor. His career started kicking off when he was Prince Oberyn Martell on Game of Thrones in 2014. From there, he received more offers, including playing a part in The Mandalorian back in 2019.

His most recent achievement, however, is receiving an Emmy for his role in Last of Us as Joel Miller.

Official poster of the Last of Us series (Photo from HBO)
Photo from HBO

More about Reed Richards

Meanwhile, Reed Richards, a.k.a Mister Fantastic, is a genius scientist who gained the ability to stretch his body. He is the acting leader of the Fantastic Four.

Mr. Fantastic already appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as John Krasinski in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness back in 2022.

Mr.Fanstastic enters (Photo from Walt Disney Studios)
Photo from Walt Disney Studios

Knowing all this, fans have come to acknowledge Pascal’s phenomenal skills as an actor. However, many still think that he is not Reed Richards.

Furthermore, some even added that he would make a better Doctor Doom.

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Overall, time will only tell if Pascal will even accept the offer and be part of the MCU.

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