What a wonderful choice of actor to inhabit the vocal chords of Reed Richards, leader of the Fantastic Four. With much of the characters gravitas taken from the onscreen version of Atticus Finch in the classic To Kill A Mockingbird - as played by Pecks grandfather Gregory Peck - the choice of the actor behind Discovery's Mr. Spock seems just perfect.
Trek Today summarise the news.
Peck will take on the role of Reed Richards, Mister Fantastic, in the story which will “pick up in the aftermath of a battle between the Fantastic Four and the world-devouring cosmic entity known as Galactus. A campaign led by J. Jonah Jameson sees the superhero family dismissed as frauds and Galactus’ invasion written off as a hoax. Similar to the source material, the podcast series will be told from the perspective of the ordinary people who inhabit the Marvel world – with photographer Phil Sheldon, journalist Ben Urich, and a student named Marcia Hardesty all trying to uncover the truth.”
Hardesty, Sheldon, and Urich will be voiced by AnnaSophia Robb, Seth Barrish, and Clifford “Method Man” Smith. Ben Grimm will be voiced by Jake Hart, and Sue and Johnny Storm will be voiced by Louisa Krause and Ehad Berisha. Peter Parker will be voiced by Teo Rapp-Olsson, and Gabriel Ortega will voice Charlie Martinez.
Sounds fascinating, as someone might say.