Adam Driver Is Joining Marvel’s Most Anticipated Movie?

Adam Driver may be joining another Disney mega-franchise, as he is in talks to join Marvel's Fantastic Four.

By Charlene Badasie | Published

Adam Driver has met with Marvel Studios for a role in the Fantastic Four reboot. The news comes by way of The Hot Mic Podcast, where industry insider Jeff Sneider said the actor could be cast as Mister Fantastic. The studio already introduced Reed Richards in Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness, with John Krasinski portraying the character. But director Sam Raimi later revealed that the casting was nothing more than fan service.

Adam Driver, who’s maintained a close relationship with Disney after headlining the Star Wars sequel trilogy, might also be considered to play Victor Von Doom. Portraying the supervillain would be an honor for any actor, as he’s been one of Marvel’s richest and most complex characters since his 1962 debut. The character will probably have a major role in the next decade of the MCU, making the role more attractive to various Hollywood stars.

As Marvel Studios figures out its principal cast for the Fantastic Four reboot, rumors continue to swirl about who will suit up as the famous First Family. Although nothing has been confirmed, other candidates for Mister Fantastic include Penn Badgley, Glenn Howerton, Brandon Routh, and Tom Ellis. Adding Adam Driver to that list proves just how difficult assembling the superhero team will be, with so many talents vying for the role.

Recently, The John Campea Show claimed that Killing Eve actress Jodie Comer is the rumored favorite for Susan Storm/The Invisible Woman, while Maddie Hasson is also a contender. Michael Provost’s (Shameless) name has supposedly been tossed around for Johnny Storm. And Jason Biggs is said to have auditioned for The Thing. But much like Adam Driver’s meeting with Marvel, it’s unclear if he’s being considered.

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Adam Driver in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

While Adam Driver’s future in Fantastic Four remains a mystery, the highly anticipated project has found its creative team. Matt Shakman, of WandaVision fame, is set to direct the film from a script by Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer. The movie is expected to be released on November 8, 2024, as part of Phase Six of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although the plot won’t be an origin story, it gives fans audiences something they have never seen before.

Away from the realm of superheroes, Adam Driver has a few other projects in the works. The first is a biographical film called Ferrari, written and directed by Michael Mann, which tells the story of Enzo Ferrari – the founder of the famous car manufacturer. Set during the summer of 1957, the movie finds Ferrari in crisis, as bankruptcy stalks the company he built from nothing with his wife Laura 10 years earlier.

As their tempestuous marriage struggles with the mourning for a lost son, and the acknowledgment of another, Enzo Ferrari decides to counter his losses by rolling the dice in the iconic Mille Miglia race. Starring alongside Adam Driver is Penélope Cruz as Laura Ferrari, Shailene Woodley as Lina Lardi, Gabriel Leone as Alfonso de Portago, Sarah Gadon as Linda Christian, Jack O’Connell as Peter Collins and Patrick Dempsey as Piero Taruffi.