As of the latest information available, Pedro Pascal, known for his roles in “The Mandalorian” and “The Last of Us,” is 48 years old. If the ongoing discussions land him the role of Reed Richards in Marvel’s Fantastic Four reboot, he would become the fourth actor to portray the character in the 21st century and the oldest among them, surpassing John Krasinski, who was previously associated with the role in Doctor Strange 2.
On the other hand, Vanessa Kirby, recognized for her performance in “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning,” is currently 35 years old.
This implies that Pedro Pascal and Vanessa Kirby have an age difference of 13 years. Though notable, this age gap wouldn’t be the largest seen between Marvel couples. For instance, Paul Bettany (52) and Elizabeth Olsen (34), who play Scarlet Witch and Vision, respectively, have an 18-year age difference in real life, yet their on-screen chemistry is celebrated as one of the most beloved romances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). This indicates that age, in terms of on-screen chemistry, doesn’t necessarily define the success of a fictional couple.
Speculations are high about Pascal potentially taking on the role of Reed Richards and Kirby possibly portraying the Invisible Woman. However, confirmation about their involvement in the Fantastic Four reboot is still pending.
As of the latest information, the release date for the Fantastic Four movie is set for Valentine’s Day in 2025, but whether Pascal and Kirby secure these roles remains to be officially announced.