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Marvel’s "The Fantastic Four" Casts Julia Garner as Shalla-Bal Version of Silver Surfer

Thu 04 Apr 2024 | 03:20 PM
Yara Sameh

Emmy and Golden Globe winner Julia Garner has been tapped to play Shalla-Bal, a version of Silver Surfer from the Marvel comics, in the highly-anticipated movie "Fantastic Four".

The "Ozark" actress will star alongside Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards (aka Mr. Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm (aka the Invisible Woman), Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm (aka the Human Torch), and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm (aka the Thing).

Matt Shakman (“WandaVision,” “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters”) will direct “Fantastic Four,” from a screenplay by Josh Friedman, Jeff Kaplan, Ian Springer and Eric Pearson. 

Production on the pic is set to begin this summer, with a planned release on July 25, 2025.

Garner starred as Ruth Langmore on “Ozark” alongside Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, earning three Emmys and a Golden Globe for her work on the series. 

Other television credits include “The Americans,” “Dirty John” and “Inventing Anna,” for which she earned additional Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.

In film side, Garner earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her role in Kitty Green’s “The Assistant.” 

Last year, the pair teamed again for “The Royal Hotel,” which Garner also produced through her Alma Margo production banner. 

She’s next set to star in Leigh Whannell’s “Wolf Man” opposite Christopher Abbott, and in the psychological thriller “Apartment 7A” from Paramount and producer John Krasinski.