The Boys Actor Jack Quaid Fantastic Four Human Torch Casting Rumours

The Boys Actor Shuts Down Fantastic Four Casting Rumours

Recently, reports began to swirl online that The Boys and Oppenheimer actor Jack Quaid had been in talks to play the Human Torch in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Fantastic Four movie. Quaid has now come forward to shut down the rumours, saying that “he’s flattered” but he’s not playing Johnny Storm. In the midst of the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strikes taking place in Hollywood, most major studio projects are likely on hold for now, which includes any potential casting choices happening.

Quaid, who is best known for playing Hughie Campbell on Amazon’s superhero series The Boys, recently posted on social media that he was not playing Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch in the upcoming MCU movie, Fantastic Four, shutting down previous rumours. The actor also provided a link to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, which helps support Hollywood’s actors currently on strike.

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Quaid’s casting rumour originated from Jeff Sneider, who also recently reported that Stranger Things actor Joseph Quinn is in talks to appear in the movie alongside Mission: Impossible actress Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm. Of course, this is just one report in a very long line of rumours about Fantastic Four‘s casting.

Star Wars actor Adam Driver was reportedly set to play Reed Richards at one stage but the actor seemingly passed on the role. There are now talks of Dev Patel and Matt Smith being tapped for the role. A very strange early report also claimed that Mila Kunis was being cast as The Thing – a misunderstanding brought about by the fact that she simply had lunch with Fantastic Four director Matt Shakman. “Apparently, if you go to lunch with somebody that is also in the industry, you then start working together, according to the internet,” said Kunis.

To address the elephant in the room, due to the SAG-AFTRA strikes, we recommend that you don’t take any casting rumours seriously right now. In fact, with most actors supporting the strike, it’s unlikely that any casting is actually getting done for major Hollywood movies at the moment. We’ll just have to wait until the strike is over before more believable casting (outside of independent studios not affected by the strike) can commence.

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