‘Fantastic Four’ is going to turn into an Upside Down world with Marvel planning to bring this ‘Stranger Things’ villain into the First Family.
As the year of uncertainties has ended, Marvel has started ramping up its dozens of projects lined up for coming years. A ‘Fantastic Four’ revival with its infusion into the Marvel Cinematic Universe had been waiting for over half a decade. However, as per the latest reports, Marvel has started shaping up the project to soon hit the production phase. With Marvel working on getting the key faces for the First Family together, the latest rumor suggests that Marvel is trying to bring in this ‘Stranger Things’ villain in the family. Now, before you start visualizing Mind Flayer in a Marvel movie, it’s Dacre Montgomery, the one who plays Billy. Marvel is planning to rope in the ‘Stranger Things’ star Dacre Montgomery for a key role in ‘Fantastic Four’.
- ‘Stranger Things’ star Dacre Montgomery to star in ‘Fantastic Four’?
- Dacre Montgomery cast as Human Torch?
- Dacre Montgomery as the Wolverine in MCU?
‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 villain is all prepped up to enter MCU as a superhero in Fantastic Four.
‘Stranger Things’ star Dacre Montgomery to star in ‘Fantastic Four’?
It was back in 2019 when Disney acquired the rights of ‘Fantastic Four’ from Fox. Later, Kevin Feige announced a reboot for the superhero family at Marvel’s 2019 San Diego Comic-Con Hall-H panel. But there has been no production update on it till December 2020. Very recently, Marvel boss Kevin Feige officially confirmed the project by announcing that the director of MCU’s Spiderman movies, Jon Watts, will direct the new ‘Fantastic Four’.
The Fantastic Four’s entry in MCU will definitely happen on a different note from what the story was in Fox. Marvel will likely re-build the ‘Fantastic Four’ from fresh grounds. As the track record of previous attempts by Fox hasn’t been quite worthy. However, with Marvel officially confirming a ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot, the rumors regarding the movie and the star cast have started floating out.
As per one of the Small Screen’s source, the ‘Stranger Things’ star Dacre Montgomery had been on Fiege’s radar since his mind-bending performance in the Netflix show, and ‘Fantastic Four’ could be his entry in the MCU.
Dacre Montgomery cast as Human Torch?
Dacre Montgomery played Billy Hargrove in Season 2 and Season 3 of Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’. The wildness of the character and the sensational performance by Dacre stole the show, and it seems like it also stole Fiege and Watts’ attention.
As per the source quoted above, the actor has been on Fiege’s radar for a long, especially after he starred as the lead in 2017’s Power Rangers remake. Now, as per the source, the ‘Stranger Things’ star, Dacre Montgomery, might actually get a ticket to MCU with the role of Human Torch in Fantastic Force.
The Source reports:
“Marvel Studios is ramping things up with Jon Watts’ ‘Fantastic Four’ movie. They’re looking at a bunch of actors for the role of Johnny Storm. Yet Stranger Things’ Dacre Montgomery seems to be leading the pack. He’s currently in talks with the Marvel bosses as we speak for the role.”
Dacre Montgomery as the Wolverine in MCU?
Now, this might come as rather shocking to the fans, but the ‘Stranger Things’ star Dacre Montgomery was also considered for the role of Wolverine in MCU before ‘Fantastic Four’.
As Marvel is looking to bring Wolverine in MCU, they’re in search of a worthy actor to replace Hugh Jackman. Though one can’t say if Hugh Jackman could ever be matched as Wolverine, Montgomery’s performance as the host of Mind Flayer in ‘Stranger Things’ surely had glimpses of what Marvel might need. However, it seems as that Watts feels the actor will be a better fit for the role of Human Torch.
Marvel is keen on casting Dacre Montgomery, be it as Wolverine of Human Torch.
Small Screen quotes from a source close to Marvel:
“Dacre Montgomery is in talks for the role of Johnny Storm in the MCU’s Fantastic Four picture. He was considered for Wolverine. But Marvel thinks he’d be perfect for Johnny, and Jon Watts is very keen on casting the actor for the role.”
Dacre Montgomery has been considered for various superhero roles till now, including some of the DC’s. However, seems like the fan-favorite ‘Stranger Things’ star will finally acquire the superhuman powers with Marvel being keen on casting Montgomery for ‘Fantastic Four’. What do you think? Will he be perfect for the role of Human Torch?