The MCU’s upcoming Fantastic Four just keeps stacking its talent, with news that Julia Garner will be playing its Silver Surfer. WandaVision director Matt Shakman is helming the feature, which stars Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm/The Thing.

The film has a planned release date of July 25th, 2025, and has been reported to take place in the 1960s, the era in which Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby first introduced the super team that launched the Marvel Universe in comic books. Eric Pearson (Black Widow) is screenwriter on the film.

The Silver Surfer was a character introduced as the herald of Galactus, a planet-eating entity. That version of the Surfer was an alien astronomer also known as Norrin Radd (who was portrayed by Doug Jones in the 2007 Rise Of The Silver Surfer film). Julia Garner is reportedly playing a different version of the surfer, known as Shalla-Bal, who was Norrin Radd’s lover.

Garner is best known as a three-time Emmy winning actress on Ozark. Up next, she’s starring opposite Christopher Abbott in the Universal and Blumhouse werewolf thriller, Wolf Man.

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