Vanessa Kirby responds to Sue Storm casting rumors in Marvel’s Fantastic Four

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Vanessa Kirby has finally addressed speculations that she may be portraying the Invisible Woman, Sue Storm, in the next Marvel Studios film remake bringing “Marvel’s First Family” to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel fans are excited to see who will play the Fantastic Four in the film.

According to rumors, Kirby is among the contenders to play Sue Storm in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), a role previously held by Jessica Alba and Kate Mara in the Fantastic Four movies. As the “White Widow” Alanna Mitsopolis alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning, Part One, Kirby is now conducting publicity. Brandon Davis of spoke with Kirby, who gave a pithy response to the rumors (video to follow).

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Vanessa Kirby about Fantastic Four and MCU

Kirby responds, “It would be an honor.” Though Kirby kept a straight face, it doesn’t tell us much, but it doesn’t amount to a denial or an outright admission of ignorance, and it does imply she’d be willing to portray Sue Storm if the chance arose. Klementieff expressed excitement over the possibility to Kirby, saying, “We could work together!”

In the Fantastic Four film from Marvel Studios, who will portray Sue Storm?

There are reportedly other actresses competing for the part of Sue Storm in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in addition to Kirby. In the online rumor mill, potential casting choices have included Lily James (Pam & Tommy), Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), Saoirse Ronan (See How They Run), Jodie Comer (Free Guy), and Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) (though Brosnahan may end up joining the new DC Universe as Lois Lane instead). The Fantastic Four movie has been the subject of several casting rumors, according to director Matt Shakman, who talked with

“There are a lot out there, man. They really are. It’s pretty crazy. As I learned from WandaVision, too, it is so lovely to see the level of engagement that fans have with this material, because I’m a fan too, and I have been reading Fantastic Four since I was a kid,” Shakman said.

The Fantastic Four from the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Marvel's Fantastic Four

The script for Marvel Studios’ Fantastic Four was written by Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer, under the direction of Matt Shakman (Marvel’s WandaVision, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Game of Thrones). Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, is still reserved regarding prospective casting.

“I think the MCU is a beautiful combination of both [established actors and fresh faces],” Feige told in 2021 of his approach to casting the Fantastic Four. “I think you look no further than Simu [Liu] in Shang-Chi, like Chris Hemsworth [Thor], like Tom Hiddleston [Loki], like Tom Holland [Spider-Man], an actor that hadn’t been seen by a tremendous amount of people before, or you have a Benedict stepping into Doctor Strange or Christian Bale stepping into Gorr in our Thor [Love and Thunder] film.”