We believe Pedro Pascal is capable of excelling in any position he chooses, but fans are less than thrilled with his anticipated next step.
With a following of admirers enthusiastic for every new project he reveals, it’s no wonder that Marvel has set their eyes on the 48-year-old actor.
Marvel is routinely bringing in Hollywood heavyweights to try to reignite interest in the property, and the Chilean legend might be the next.
There has been speculation about who would portray the hero’s captain, Reed Richards, in yet another Fantastic Four revival from the studio.
The Last of Us heartthrob may be poised to portray Mr Fantastic, According to Deadline, with schedule still being worked out but things looking good.
However, it hasn’t gotten the reaction from Pedro’s fans that the company would have hoped for given the Mandalorian actor’s demonstrated star power.
One fan wrote on X (Twitter): ‘I love Pedro, but man… did they even try?’
‘I think they could get someone else. I would love Pedro Pascal in the MCU. I’m not sure about Reed Richards. I think Pedro could be one of the founding X-men,’ another suggested.
Similarly, a third wrote: ‘I love Pedro Pascal, but come on Kevin. You’re in the middle of a historicly low theatrical turnout and major MCU fatigue. How do you not yes-and Sam Rami and double down on Krasinski?’
Mr Fantastic is a master of all things scientific – chemistry, physics, even extraterrestrial biology – and possesses elasticity powers.
John Krasinski, who played Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, was a favourite choice to play the part.
Many ecstatic fans had cast other performers, like Glenn Howerton, Adam Driver, and Jake Gyllenhaal, who has just appeared in the MCU.
The Fantastic Four are one of Marvel’s most popular superhero teams, initially appearing on the big screen in 2005 until a less-than-successful relaunch in 2015.
In the 2005 picture, Chris Evans played the Human Torch, Johnny Storm, with Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd, and Michael Chiklis.
Chris would return to the Marvel universe six years later as Captain America, becoming a household name.
A fan wrote: ‘I really don’t want this. He comes with too much baggage with all the different huge roles he’s already played.
‘Reed needs to feel new and fresh not some typical Hollywood hotshot it’s too predictable at this point. I’d prefer Diego Luna.’
Even when Iron Man initially came out, Robert Downey Jr. was a risky casting choice, so perhaps fans are correct and bringing in some new talent is the way to go.