Margot Robbie and Paul Mescal could be helming Marvel’s new Fantastic Four reboot. Image via

This is our multi-verse of madness: Beloved Australian actor Margot Robbie and Irish heartthrob Paul Mescal (although Australia has claimed him as his own after relocating here in 2021 to shoot Carmen) are reportedly teaming up for a reboot of this much-awaited franchise reboot. We’re manifesting this rumour become a reality.

A world where Connell Waldron and Barbie co-exist could soon be a possibility, and it’s all thanks to one man: Marvel Studio’s CEO, Kevin Feige. For members of the style set, this isn’t a name we expect you to recognise right away, but he could be the name on everyone’s lips if this alleged cast proves to be correct.

According to new reports, Marvel has tapped the Academy Award nominees for the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot, with Robbie and Mescal playing the superhero brother-sister duo Susan and Johnny Storm.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 13: Paul Mescal attends the 95th Annual Oscars Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton on February 13, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Monica Schipper/WireImage,)

As comic book fanatics would know, this third cartoon-to-screen adaptation of the beloved franchise would be the first that’s canon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, meaning not only would Robbie and Mescal exist in the same multiverse as Harry Styles but would make Robbie one of few actors who have appeared in both Marvel and DC franchises.

Margot is set to switch from fantastic plastic Barbie to Fantastic Four member Susan Storm, a scientist with the power of invisibility. This role was originally played by Jessica Alba in the 2005 iteration.

Mescal will reportedly play the smooth-talking bachelor a.k.a The Human Torch, who possesses the power of flight and a signature ability to make his body combust.

Also rounding out the remaining two in this foursome is potentially Adam Driver, who is reportedly playing Robbie’s love interest Reed Richards, and Daveed Diggs (who you may know from Hamilton and more recently The Little Mermaid) as The Thing.

Of course, given that Robbie is so synonymous with unhinged characters thanks to her roles as Nellie LaRoy in Babylon and of course, DC’s Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, seeing the star as an overt hero would be an unexpected and refreshing turn of events.

Who knows, this Barbie could be a superhero after all.