Fantastic Four Movie Casts Julia Garner as Silver Surfer

Fantastic Four has found its Silver Surfer. Julia Garner will play a version the classic character, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

WandaVision director Matt Shakman is directing 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 release date of July 25, 2025, and is rumored to take place in the 1960s, the era in which writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby first introduced the Fantastic Four, the super team that launched the Marvel Universe in comics. Eric Pearson, known for Black Widow and Thor: Ragnarok, is the current writer on the film.

The Silver Surfer was introduced in in Fantastic Four No. 48 as the herald of Galactus, a planet-eating entity, though that version of the Surfer was an alien astronomer known as Norrin Radd. Garner is said to be playing a different surfer known as Shalla-Bal, who was the lover of Norrin Radd.

Garner is a three-time Emmy winner for playing Ruth Langmore on the Netflix series Ozark. She also earned an Emmy nomination for leading Inventing Anna, the series about real-life con artist Anna Delvey. Coming up, she has The Wolf Man due out next year from Universal and Blumhouse.

She is repped by UTA, LBI Entertainment and Sloane Offer.

Deadline first reported the news.

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