Alexandra Daddario Joining The MCU?
A new rumor has stated that Alexandra Daddario is going to be cast as Sue Storm in Fantastic Four.
Could Alexandra Daddario be joining the MCU as Sue Storm? Rumors from the Instagram account DeuxMoi says that The White Lotus actor is being considered for the role alongside her brother Matthew Daddario as Johnny Storm. If these rumors turn out to be true, we might just have half of Marvel’s Fantastic Four team figured out.
Of course, rumors are rumors and DeuxMoi could certainly be wrong about Alexandra Daddario playing Sue Storm or joining the MCU at all. Still, she’s likely on Marvel’s radar considering she was up for the role of Jessica Jones at one point. That role eventually went to Krysten Ritter, but that means Daddario is certainly in Marvel’s Rolodex.
Since being up for the role of Jessica Jones, Alexandra Daddario has only become more famous, so now would be the perfect time for her to join the MCU. Since Jessica Jones first hit Netflix in 2015, Daddario has appeared in Baywatch, Why Women Kill, and earned an Emmy nomination for her work on the HBO series The White Lotus in 2021. Daddario also has another big TV series on the horizon with Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches.
Fantastic Four is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most anticipated movies from Marvel’s upcoming release schedule. While Marvel’s first family has yet to have an on-screen appearance that was well-received, fans are hoping the MCU can correct that. Fans are also chomping at the bit to find out who will be playing the roles, and Alexandra Daddario isn’t the only one on the rumor list to appear in the MCU’s version of the super team.
The running theory so far, or at least the most common fan casting, has been Emily Blunt as Sue Storm in the MCU. Part of the reason fans have chosen Emily Blunt is that she would be a great fit, but also because it’s assumed that her husband John Krasinski will be playing Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic. Fan-casting dreams came true when John Krasinski showed up as the character in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but this doesn’t guarantee he’ll play the role in the upcoming film, since it was a multiverse variant outside of the primary MCU the films follow.
So, while Alexandra Daddario would be a great choice for the MCU’s Sue Storm, it’s definitely a new rumor that would go against current fan assumptions. With that being said, Daddario doesn’t have too many projects on her upcoming slate other than her Mayfair Witches TV series, so she may have the time required to take on a major role for Marvel. We may have to wait a while to find out for sure, as Fantastic Four was recently pushed to a February 14, 2025, release date, which is over three months past its original release date of November 8, 2024.
Who knows, maybe Alexandra Daddario will be cast in an MCU role outside of the Fantastic Four movie. Marvel is going to keep releasing shows and movies regardless, so at least we’ll have plenty to keep us busy until then. You can see the latest MCU film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever when it hits theaters on November 11.