Jessica Alba played a very important part in the history of Marvel when she portrayed Sue Storm a.k.a. the Invisible Woman in 2005’s Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer. It was the first time the character had been brought to life on the big screen – well, sort of – and even though the films themselves are not held in the highest regard, it is still a defining moment in Marvel’s decades-long endeavor to bring their comic book universe to the cinema. And thanks to some new information we have just been given, it looks like Alba could be playing another vital role for the franchise.
According to our trusted inside source – the same one that gave us our confirmed scoops regarding Don Cheadle appearing as War Machine in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Josh Brolin returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Thanos – Jessica Alba is being asked to appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as her iteration of Sue Storm. Of course, this would tie in with the multiverse angle of the movie and would add Alba’s name to a growing list of celebrity cameos that Marvel wants to have for this entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It would likely be little more than a cameo, but it would act as another way to pay homage to a previous incarnation of the Fantastic Four before Marvel crafts its own versions of the iconic characters.
Having Jessica Alba appear as the Invisible Woman in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness would be a fun bit of winking acknowledgment to the previous Fantastic Four films. We have to imagine that there are no plans to throw any references to Josh Trank’s 2015 version of Marvel’s First Family. Although that movie tried something very different with the property, it is now generally viewed as one of the worst mainstream superhero movies ever made. Even though the ’00s movies are not exactly lauded for their excellence, it would still be an easier and warmer experience to pay tribute to those movies than the Josh Trank version. Even though it would be fun to see Michael B. Jordan show up as someone other than Erik Killmonger in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Jessica Alba has not yet signed on the dotted line for this appearance, but we are willing to bet it will all come down to a matter of scheduling availability and money. If all the cameos we have heard about for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness actually come to pass, it will be overflowing with notable stars that will probably want a decent payday. It might come down to exactly how much the budget can allocate for certain cameos. However, we have to assume that Jessica Alba would be a lot more affordable than Tom Cruise or Leonardo DiCaprio.
Hopefully, Jessica Alba will agree to the cameo and we can look forward to seeing her version of Sue Storm one last time in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.