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Marvel Gives Up And Decides To Cast A Male Actor For Silver Surfer Role In ‘Fantastic Four’

Silver Surfer in the upcoming Fantastic Four film will now be played by a male actor, not Anya Taylor-Joy as previously thought.

Marvel Studios reportedly decided to cast a male actor for the role of the Silver Surfer in the upcoming ‘Fantastic Four’ film, moving away from previous rumors that suggested actress Anya Taylor-Joy was eyed for a gender-swapped portrayal of the character.

Speculations pointed out that Marvel Studios was preparing to introduce the Silver Surfer as a female humanoid in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). However, recent reports now indicate a return to the character’s original comic book roots by depicting the Silver Surfer as male.

As per MCU Film News on Twitter, the rumors suggest:

“Silver Surfer to be Portrayed as Male in ‘FANTASTIC FOUR.'”

This suggests a broader strategy by Marvel Studios to follow the source material closely after some setbacks with its recent projects.

You can see the tweet below.

Fans Supported the Decision

Marvel Studio has been trying to have a flexible approach to adapting Marvel Comics by introducing creative changes. The potential casting of Taylor-Joy as the Silver Surfer had initially seemed in line with the studio’s history, given its openness to exploring new possibilities within MCU.

Despite this openness, Marvel now appears to be taking a more cautious approach. This move possibly stems from their desire to avoid alienating fans, especially in light of less favorable receptions to some of its latest endeavors. As seen on Twitter, some fans expressed their happiness with the decision, saying:

“Thank God!”

Another wrote:

“Finally, they stopped going woke.”

Some fans even said it’s surprising this update is considered news:

“It’s sad that this is even a headline.”

The upcoming Fantastic Four film is scheduled for release on July 25, 2025. Production is expected to commence in the second quarter of the year, featuring a confirmed cast for the superhero team while casting for additional characters, including the Silver Surfer, continues.

In addition to the casting developments, there is speculation around the film’s potential antagonists, with rumors suggesting Galactus and a variant of Kang, Rama-Tut.

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