Fantastic Four: Zack & Cody Alum Wants to Play Johnny Storm

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Former Disney Channel star, Dylan Sprouse wants Marvel to know that he will do anything he can to play the MCU incarnation of Johnny Storm/Human Torch.

News of an eventual Fantastic Four film came at the end of Marvel Studios' presentation at Comic Con International in San Diego. Said studio president Kevin Feige, "I didn't even have time to talk about the Fantastic Four. I didn't even have time to talk about mutants."

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In light of this, Sprouse took to Twitter, saying, "This SDCC news is rockin my world. The [Fantastic Four] announcement is so awesome and I will do everything in my power and bother every member of my team daily to get into a casting room for Johnny Storm. Dare I say, I'd even get swoll?"

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Alongside his twin brother Cole, Sprouse spent his formative years starring in the Disney sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and its follow-up series The Suite Life on Deck. These days, Cole Sprouse stars as Jughead Jones on The CW's popular Archie Comics-based series Riverdale.

This is worth mentioning because, interestingly enough, comic book writer Dan Slott -- who currently pens Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics -- previously suggested that another Riverdale star should play Johnny Storm in the MCU. Specifically, KJ Apa, who currently plays Archie Andrews himself.

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The film rights to the Fantastic Four, as well as the X-Men, were previously held by 20th Century Fox. After Disney acquired Fox, however, Marvel Studios gained the rights to the characters. However, Marvel Studios' slate is already jam-packed for the next for years. So, it's understandable why there has yet to be an official Fantastic Four announcement, past Feige's simple confirmation that something would eventually be done.

As such, we'll simply have to wait and see which actors are given the honor of playing Marvel's First Family in the MCU.

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