20th Century Fox and Chronicle director Josh Trank have finally found their roster for next year’s superhero reboot The Fantastic Four, and if you’ve been following the casting rumours closely, there’ll be little surprise in three quarters of the names.
As rumoured, Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle, Fruitvale Station) is set to play Johnny Storm / The Human Torch, with Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now, That Awkward Moment) securing the role of Reed Richards / Mister Fantastic and Kate Mara (American Horror Story, House of Cards) as Susan Storm / The Invisible Woman. Meanwhile, British actor Jamie Bell (Billy Elliott, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn) has been offered the role of Ben Grimm, a.k.a. The Thing.
According to The Wrap, all four are in final negotiations with Fox, although the site goes on to suggest that Teller could have scheduling issues with the Divergent sequel Insurgent, and the role of the Fantastic Four’s leader may have to be recast.
So, what do you make of our new Fantastic Four? Better than Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis? Let us know in the comments below or head on over to The Flickering Myth Forum…