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.
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