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Casting rumors on the Fantastic Four reboot already

08.24.2010

After two tries with the same humans in the unstable molecule suits, Fox is rebooting the FANTASTIC FOUR film franchise with a whole new crew.

While it's still early in the remake's process, Screen Rant claims the studio is tossing around some names for the roles once occupied by Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis and (now Captain America) Chris Evans.

Fox (who apparently still goes by 20th Century Fox, which says volumes about their mentality) is supposedly eyeballing Adrien Brody and Jonathan Rhys Meyers to play stretchy brainiac Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, with Alice Eve (SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE) and Amber Heard wanted for transparent hottie Sue Storm/Invisible Girl.

Screen Rant also says The Thing will be completely crafted from CG, and the movie will NOT be titled FANTASTIC FOUR REBORN.

If you're curious why Fox is relaunching a superhero team that was just on screens in 2007, it's because several studios who currently hold movie rights to various Marvel characters have to continually develop movies with them or risk giving them up to Marvel (the outrageously awful Roger Corman FF movie was essentially made for the same reason). This is why you'll also soon see sequels/prequels/reboots of GHOST RIDER, DAREDEVIL, SPIDER-MAN and various X-MEN mutants. Excelsior!

Extra Tidbit: If you're wondering why Fox (and others) don't just relinquish or sell back character rights to Marvel so they can do them properly, it's because Hollywood is more interested in ownership than anything. It's why so many scripts and properties get optioned -- not to get made, but to keep others from having them. Sad but true.
Source: Screen Rant

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