Julia Garner cast as Shalla-Bal version of Silver Surfer in Marvel’s ‘The Fantastic Four’

Julia Garner at the LACMA Gala held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles^ USA on November 5^ 2022

Variety reports that Julia Garner will joining Marvel’s “The Fantastic Four” as Shalla-Bal, a version of Silver Surfer from the Marvel comics.

Garner, a 3x Emmy and Golden Globe winner for her role as Ruth Langmore on the Netflix series Ozark, joins previously announced cast members: Pedro Pascal (Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby (Sue Storm, aka Invisible Woman), Joseph Quinn (Johnny Storm, aka Human Torch) and Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Ben Grimm, aka the Thing).

‘The Fantastic Four’ is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team; it was previously adapted as Fantastic Four (2005) and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis, and Fantastic Four (2015), featuring Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell. The Silver Surfer character was previously portrayed by Doug Jones and voiced by Laurence Fishburne in 2007’s “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”.

Matt Shakman (‘WandaVision’, ‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’) is set to direct ‘The Fantastic Four,’ with production on the film is set to begin this summer, with a planned release on July 25, 2025.

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