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Margot Robbie would so good as Fantastic Four’s Sue Storm, and it might actually happen

Published May 2nd, 2023 1:18PM EDT
Margot Robbie playing Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey.
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The Fantastic Four cast rumor rollercoaster continues with one of the most exciting claims so far. Margot Robbie is reportedly in the running to play Sue Storm aka The Invisible Woman in Marvel’s highly-anticipated Fantastic Four reboot for the MCU. The rumor comes from at least two people known for their Marvel leaks. They indicate that Marvel has been discussing the Sue Storm role with Robbie. Mind you, some spoilers might follow below.

Margot Robbie is an incredibly talented actress who is no stranger to superhero movies. She made a name for herself with her version of Harley Quinn. The character appeared in three distinct DCEU movies, although two of them essentially told the same story. That’s the 2016 and 2021 versions of Suicide Squad.

Robbie will also play Barbie in Barbie later this year. The movie already made a big splash with its trailers.

Having Robbie move over to the MCU just as James Gunn takes the reins of the DCEU would be a huge win for Marvel. That’s not to say that Robbie couldn’t play both Sue Storm and Harley Quinn. And I’m assuming here that Gunn would want to keep Harley Quinn in place in his DCEU. The Warner exec worked with the actress in his 2021 movie The Suicide Squad.

But nothing is official at this point. It all started with Daniel Richtman’s claim on Patreon that Marvel and Margot Robbie are in talks for the Sue Storm role in Fantastic Four.

This prompted an immediate reaction from well-known Marvel insider MyTimeToShineHello. The leaker says she also heard the same thing about the role.

A few days earlier, the leaker teased that Marvel is eying someone for the Fantastic Four role, someone who already passed on the part.

Grace Randolph is another Marvel insider who provides accurate scoops quite often. The YouTuber implied that she was aware of the Margot Robbie discussions for Fantastic Four. But that she’s not necessarily a fan of the choice:

That doesn’t change the fact that having Margot Robbie play Sue Storm in the MCU for several years to come would be incredible. And it looks like Adam Driver is set to play Reed Richards in the Fantastic Four reboot.

The claim comes from the same MyTimeToShine Hello. The leaker dropped a more exciting leak a few days ago when she clarified that Mila Kunis didn’t meet with Marvel for the Sue Storm role. Instead, Kunis might play a female version of The Thing.

With Comic-Con 2023 closing in, it’ll be interesting to see whether Marvel can announce the Fantastic Four cast at the event. But it sure looks like Marvel is getting closer to casting the movie.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

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