• Pedro Pascal’s previous roles, such as Marcus Moreno in We Can Be Heroes, demonstrate his experience as the leader of a superhero team, making him a great fit for Reed Richards in Fantastic Four.
  • Pascal’s diverse acting career, ranging from Game of Thrones to The Mandalorian, showcases his ability to take on different roles, including Mister Fantastic, in a dramatic yet family-friendly franchise like the MCU.
  • With his prior experience in a huge Disney franchise and his rising popularity, a role in Fantastic Four would be the perfect addition to Pedro Pascal’s already impressive resume.



Pedro Pascal may be cast as Reed Richards in Marvel Studios’ Fantastic Four, but this will not be the first superhero character that the actor has portrayed. Since Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige announced the development of a Fantastic Four reboot for the MCU in 2019, theories have been rife regarding who will be cast in the four titular roles. John Krasinski was previously a popular fan-cast for Reed Richards, but his cameo as Mister Fantastic in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness wasn’t so well received. Instead, Chilean American actor Pedro Pascal has reportedly been cast as Reed Richards, and his casting may be perfect for the hero.

With previous notable roles including Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones, Din Djarin in The Mandalorian, Maxwell Lord in Wonder Woman 1984, and Joel in The Last of Us, with the latter earning him three pending Emmy Award nominations, Pedro Pascal has already had an acclaimed career. Even so, the actor has previously expressed his interest in joining the MCU, and there may be no stronger choice for him than the coveted role of Fantastic Four’s Reed Richards. Luckily, this wouldn’t be Pascal’s first time portraying a superhero team leader, either, as he previously appeared as Marcus Moreno in 2020’s light-hearted and entertaining superhero legacy sequel We Can Be Heroes.

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Pedro Pascal Has Already Played A Superhero Team Leader

Robert Rodriguez’s We Can Be Heroes released on Netflix on Christmas Day, 2020, as a standalone and legacy sequel to 2005’s The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D. The film featured a mostly-child cast, putting the children of superhero team the Heroics front-and-center as they band together as a team to fight aliens and free their captured parents. While YaYa Gosselin’s Missy Moreno acts as the leader of the child team, her on-screen father, Pedro Pascal’s Marcus Moreno, is the celebrated leader of the Heroics, a superhero master swordsman, whose magnetic ability allows him to keep a constant grip on his blades.

Why Pedro Pascal’s Previous Roles Make Him Perfect For Fantastic Four

Pedro Pascal imagined as Reed Richards in MCU Fantastic Four fan art

Aside from being a thinly-veiled representation of the MCU’s Tony Stark, Pedro Pascal’s portrayal of Marcus Moreno has gifted the actor some experience as the leader of a powerful superhero team. We Can Be Heroes’ Heroics were a rag-tag team of misfit heroes with some remarkable abilities, but a family dynamic was at the core of their story, and this would translate perfectly into the MCU’s Fantastic Four. Pedro Pascal’s potential casting as Reed Richards may be controversial for some, but his prior experience in a fun and breezy superhero project such as We Can Be Heroes sets him up perfectly for a role in the family-friendly MCU.

We Can Be Heroes is only one notch in Pedro Pascal’s belt, however, and some of the actor’s more dramatic roles also prove that he is perfect as Fantastic Four’s Mister Fantastic. Not only has he delivered a fatherly leadership role in The Last of Us, but also a role in the science-fiction heavy The Mandalorian. Pascal’s appearance as Din Djarin also means that he has prior experience working in a huge Disney franchise, which may make the transition into the MCU smoother. Despite being in the business for some time, Pascal’s career is currently being skyrocketed, and a role in Fantastic Four would be the icing on the cake.

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