Julia Garner Playing The Silver Surfer For Marvel’s New Fantastic Four

Julia Garner

by James White |
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After seemingly eons of rumours, Marvel recently finally unveiled its official cast for the new, MCU take on the Fantastic Four. And now we know who will be joining leads Pedro Pascal, Vanessa Kirby, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Joseph Quinn in the cast. That person is Julia Garner, who will bring the Silver Surfer to life.

"But Empire," we hear some of you prepared to argue, "I think you'll find the Silver Surfer is Norrin Radd, as portrayed by Doug Jones in the 2007 Rise Of The Silver Surfer film." And you would be right… from a certain point of view. But comic book variants are many and, well, varied, and there is a character named Shalla-Bal, a woman who was a love interest for Radd, and ended up taking over the mantle of the Surfer.

What this means for the plot of the film remains to seen, though it could certainly indicate the presence of planet-scoffing baddie Galactus.

Garner is certainly a star on the rise, having scored multiple awards for Netflix drama Ozark and appearing in the likes of The Assistant and The Royal Hotel. The Fantastic casting is just the latest big gig, as she's also in the cast for Blumhouse's Wolf Man.

WandaVision veteran Matt Shakman is in the director's chair for the film, which currently has a release date of 25 July next year.

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