It was established for a few months now, by Kevin Feige, that a Fantastic Four movie is in the works. This had lead to some casting rumors going around the internet.
Over the weekend the word on the internet was that Jennifer Lawrence would be casted as Sue Storm in the up coming MCU related Fantastic Four movie. Lawrence is well known for portraying Mystique in the X-Men movies (X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix). This obviously helped fuel the rumors of her coming back to the world of comic book movies, working with Marvel once more. (WandaVision Fantastic Four hint?)
It seems now though, those rumors are debunked. According to Justin Kroll, a reporter for Deadline, the development of the Fantastic Four movie is still in its infancy.
His claim –
“All I’m gonna say is this, Marvel just started meeting with writers on FANTASTIC FOUR, there is no script and it will be awhile before this film starts shooting”
All I’m gonna say is this, Marvel just started meeting with writers on FANTASTIC FOUR, there is no script and it will be awhile before this film starts shooting
— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) February 21, 2021
So if there’s not even a script written yet, then there’s no cast yet. The original rumor made it sound that Fantastic Four was set to start filming in Australia. However, that doesn’t mean Marvel isn’t eyeballing people for roles in the movie. One of those people might very well be Jennifer Lawrence.
Another angle to this is the movies director, Jon Watts, is currently filming Spider-Man 3. Marvel often has multiple things in the works at the same time, but it’s highly doubtful that Watts is going to be directing both movies at the same time. The third Spidey movie still has filming going on.
Personally, I’m no fan of Jennifer Lawrence and I’ve never understood people’s love for her. She’s an all right actress, but nothing amazing. I’m holding out hope for Emily Blunt to get the part of Sue Storm.