Highlights: 

  • Deadline reports that Natasha Lyonne has joined Marvel’s Fantastic Four.
  • The Emmy nominee will board the star-studded cast in an undisclosed role. 
  • Other recent high-profile cast additions include John Malkovich, Paul Walter Hauser and Ralph Ineson. 

The latest casting announcement for Fantastic Four has arrived courtesy of Deadline, and it might be the most exciting yet. Natasha Lyonne has joined the ever-growin’ all-star ensemble cast. But what role might the Emmy Award nominee play? So far, Kevin Feige is maintaining a … Poker Face.

Natasha Lyonne in Fantastic Four

Lyonne joins a rapidly expanding and impressively star-studded call sheet. However, she is not the only high-profile actor cast in an undisclosed role. Among the others are Paul Walter Hauser and John Malkovich

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Meanwhile, the main cast and their roles have already been confirmed. Pedro Pascal will play Reed Richards, Vanessa Kirby will play Sue Storm, Joseph Quinn will play Johnny Storm and Ebon Moss-Bachrach will play Ben Grimm. Several additional cast members and their respective roles have been announced since the main cast was revealed on Valentine’s Day 2024. The first was  Julia Garner, who will appear as Shalla Bal. Revealed alongside the casting of Malkovich was the announcement that Ralph Ineson will portray the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s incarnation of Galactus.

Potential Character Appearances

Among the Fantastic Four‘s roster of supporting characters, several could easily appear in the movie. These include arch-nemesis and fellow Negative Zone visitor Doctor Victor Von Doom. There’s also Jimmy O’Hoolihan, the doorman for the Baxter Building.

Finally, promotional material has already confirmed the presence of H.E.R.B.I.E. (although whether or not this version of the robot will speak remains to be seen). Plus, there is the possibility of some unexpected characters appearing in the movie (come on, Sharon Ventura).

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Of course, since gender-swapping is on the table, any actor could play any role. What are your favorite casting theories for Lyonne, Malkovich and Hauser? Let us know in the comment section.

Fantastic Four soars into theaters on July 25, 2025. 

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