Owen Wilson Could Appear in the MCU’s ‘Fantastic Four’: Here’s How
Owen Wilson is set to appear in the Disney+ show Loki across from Tom Hiddleston’s God of Mischief. However, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige has not let much else regarding this casting announcement slip through the cracks (at least not intentionally). Though Owen Wilson will appear in the show, confirmation surrounding his exact character has yet to surface, which has led to multiple theories, as well as widespread shock and surprise. And if the recent news isn’t enough to build hype, he could theoretically continue on to star in the MCU’s Fantastic Four reboot.
Owen Wilson — who is widely known for his comedic work, though sometimes dabbles in the dramatic realm — is quite the interesting choice for an MCU installment, especially one centered on the often bad, sometimes good, quite internally conflicted and complex Loki. So, who will Wilson play? What is Marvel Studios’ intentions with the actor, and will he continue to exist in the expansive cinematic universe following his role in the show?
Recent reports from We Got This Covered (WGTC) reveal who Owen Wilson may be playing, and the character has an established past with the Fantastic Four and Doctor Doom; meaning, there may be larger plans for Owen Wilson’s character following the end of Loki.
Owen Wilson is reportedly playing Justice Peace in ‘Loki’
Recently, WGTC reported — crediting the same sources who knew John Cena would play Vin Diesel’s brother in Fast and Furious 9 and who the traitor would turn out to be in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — that Owen Wilson is set to portray Justice Peace. The question is: who is Justice Peace, and how is he relevant to the upcoming narratives?
Justice Peace is a time-hopping mercenary in charge of the Temporal Law Enforcement Department. He is hired by a bureaucratic agency known as the Time Variance Authority to make sure that the multiple realities and different timelines existing as part of the multiverse are not manipulated or tinkered with — leaving behind irreparable damage (likely as a result of alterations made for personal gain).
Considering Loki will take place after Tom Hiddleston’s mischievous man disappears with the Tesseract, it goes without saying that he’s about to wreak some havoc as he travels to parallel universes. However, handling Loki may not be the only task that Owen Wilson’s Justice Peace is assigned to.
Inside Justice Peace’s connection to the ‘Fantastic Four’
Rumors surrounding the Fantastic Four have been circling the internet ever since the Fox/Disney merger placed the characters under Kevin Feige’s watchful eye.
Evidence suggests that Doctor Doom (their greatest antagonist) will come to define the MCU landscape moving forward, becoming the next big bad to face the Avengers (and other soon to be heroes). Thus, if Doctor Doom and the Fantastic Four are coming, Justice Peace may serve a pivotal role in the future narrative, as the character plays heavily into Fantastic Four issues 352, 353, and 354.
In one famous story, he was sent with a group of minutemen to prevent Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) and Doctor Doom from using a Null Time Sequencer. Peace has also confronted Reed Richards at other points in time — to get the Fantastic Four to appear before the Committee on Time Lapses and Synchronicity, and to stop Reed Richards from dangerous scientific experimentation that could mess with the balance of the world.
Any of these narratives could work as an origin point for the MCU in the Fantastic Four — avoiding the overused intergalactic mission that provides their powers as a starting point. The MCU could then work backward to the start — in a fashion similar to Black Widow — and defy the prior Fox depictions with their first Fantastic Four attempts.