Main cast revealed for Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four!
The Wrap is reporting that the final cast for Josh Trank's reboot of THE FANTASTIC FOUR has found its...Fantastic Four. The previously rumored (and long denied) Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan are in as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic and Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, respectively. Not a huge surprise there as their names have been in circulation almost as long as the project was announced. One issue for Teller is the scheduling of INSURGENT, the sequel to DIVERGENT, which shoots at the same time as THE FANTASTIC FOUR, so some kinks are still being ironed out there. Kate Mara is on deck for Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, beating out the likes of Emmy Rossum and Saoirse Ronan. A great opportunity for the actress, who has been building a name for herself with roles in American Horror Story and House of Cards.
Lastly, and most surprisingly, is word that Jamie Bell is being tapped for Ben Grimm/The Thing. It's the first we've heard of Bell's involvement in the new franchise, with names like Christian Cooke and Josh Gad being floated before. Bell has yet to sign on the dotted line, as this is not an official announcement, but all is expected to fall into place. With the Fantastic Four now assembled, Fox is expected to home in the main villain, presumably Doctor Doom.
What do you think? Will this cast work for you?
THE FANTASTIC FOUR is set for release on June 19, 2015.