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Fox Has Found Its “Fantastic Four” Cast

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Last week Fox announced they have potentially found the cast for their upcoming reboot of “The Fantastic Four.” Two of the cast members have officially been confirmed while the other two have not officially signed onto the project. Let’s take a look at the supposed cast members and the roles they will play.

  •  Michael B. Jordan: Johnny Storm/The Human Torch

The “Fruitvale Station” star has been attached the project since May. Fox has an option on the actor due to his role in the found footage superhero film “Chronicle,” which was directed by “The Fantastic Four” director Josh Trank.

  •  Kate Mara: Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman

The “House of Cards” star won the role via a round of screen tests. She is the older sister of actress Rooney Mara.

Now this is a rather interesting situation. Sue and Johnny are brother and sister. How will the studio explain the race differences between the two? Adopted siblings perhaps? Step siblings maybe?

  • Jamie Bell: Ben Grimm/The Thing

Bell was the most surprising entry in the group as his name was never mentioned in connection with the film. The “King Kong” and “Adventures of Tintin” actor received the role after Fox executives couldn’t agree on a candidate during the initial audition phase. However there is no official deal in place for Bell yet.

  •  Miles Teller: Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic

While Teller is Fox’s main choice for the role there is a scheduling conflict that may prevent him from taking on the part. He plays Peter in the upcoming film “Divergent,” which is based on the popular teen book. He has a deal to reprise the role for the sequel “Insurgent,” which is expected to start production the same time as “Fantastic Four.” In addition the John Belushi biopic, which is scheduled to start shooting this spring, wants him for a role. We will have to wait and see what happens.

Release date for “The Fantastic Four” is set for June 19, 2015. The movie will be an adaptation of the comic “The Ultimate Fantastic Four.” Josh Trank is set to direct. The most recent version of the script was written by “X-Men: Days of Future Past” writer Simon Kinberg.

What are your thoughts on this casting? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Sources: Hollywood Reporter, Cinema Blend, The Wrap

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Ryan Laskodi
Ryan Laskodi
Ryan Laskodi is an award-winning journalist, freelance writer, editor, media critic and social media expert based out of Southern California. He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton where he majored in communications. Currently he is the editor-in-chief for the Geek Juice News section at Geek Juice Media. He is also the editor and social media director, as well as a content writer, for Hidden Horrors You Must See, a horror media blog started by his friend James Coker. He is grateful to be a part of the Geek Juice family.
5 Comments
  • Samantha Rose Russo
    February 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    I love how they keep referencing the ultimate version as a parallel to avengers as to justify poor casting, meanwhile the ultimate versions werent that young nor was the human torch black, please stop lying to the public, some of us actually read the ultimate fantastic four, and this isnt it!

    • Telkana
      March 6, 2014 at 2:06 am

      HAHAHAHA, oh god you fail so hard. Ultimate FF had the cast in their early 20’s with Reed Richards being 21 when the N Zone experiment is conducted. The youngest of this cast is 27. I think you might wanna go back and reread the series that you apparently “know”. Also frankly the more they distance themselves from the Ultimate universe the better. Ultimate universe is pleb tier Marvel and if you don’t think so I have one word: Ultimatum.

  • demonknight
    March 3, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    What confuses me about a black Human Torch is that wouldn’t that call for a black Invisible Woman too? The characters are still siblings, right? Or are they adopted? Or half brother and half sister?

  • Frank Rauen
    March 5, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I’m still in wonderment as to how people can be offended by somebody cast as a different race in comic book films. It happened with Heimdal in Thor even though Idris Elba was great in it and now it is happening with Michael B Jordan. Has anyone considered that maybe because he has worked with Trank and has kind of the same smart ass smarm that Johnny Storm has is the reason he was cast? Why does it make a difference what race he is when the race really had very little to do with his character in the first place? The dominant reason for racial homogeneity in comics when FF was first written seems to be the CCA and now that that has been de-powered over the decades why is it a big deal to change the race?

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