Julia Garner Surfs into Marvel’s ‘Fantastic Four’ as Silver Surfer, Adding Cosmic Charm

Fantastic Four enthusiasts rejoice as the iconic Silver Surfer has found its star! Julia Garner is set to portray a rendition of the beloved character, confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter.

Under the helm of WandaVision director Matt Shakman, the eagerly anticipated feature boasts a stellar cast including Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm/The Thing. Scheduled for release on July 25, 2025, rumors swirl that the film will transport audiences back to the swinging 1960s, the era of the Fantastic Four’s inception by the legendary duo, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, who catalyzed the Marvel Universe.

Penned by the acclaimed Eric Pearson, renowned for his work on Black Widow and Thor: Ragnarok, the Silver Surfer’s cinematic debut promises to be nothing short of spectacular.

Originally introduced in Fantastic Four No. 48 as the herald of Galactus, the planet-consuming entity, the Silver Surfer, also known as Norrin Radd, embarked on his cosmic journey. However, Julia Garner will portray a different iteration of the Surfer, embodying Shalla-Bal, the cherished lover of Norrin Radd.

Garner, a three-time Emmy winner celebrated for her role as Ruth Langmore in the hit Netflix series Ozark, and earning an Emmy nomination for her captivating performance in Inventing Anna, continues to dazzle audiences. With her upcoming role in The Wolf Man from Universal and Blumhouse, Garner’s star power is set to soar to even greater heights.

Stay tuned as the silver waves of excitement continue to crest with Julia Garner’s portrayal of Shalla-Bal in the upcoming Fantastic Four installment!