Fantastic Four Reboot Has Its Eye On A Spectacular Star For Mr. Fantastic
It’s been a while since we’ve heard news on Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot. The production was pushed back a little and moved down to Louisiana, but we haven’t heard much casting wise. Chronicle‘s Michael B. Jordan is said to be the frontrunner for Johnny Storm and that’s about all we know. Well today one of the names on the shortlist for Reed Richards has been revealed.
Jeff Sneider over at The Wrap is stating that the Spectacular Now star Miles Teller is being eyed for the role of Mr. Fantastic. There aren’t a lot of details with the report, but apparently Miles is one of the names toward the top of the shortlist for the coveted role as leader of the Fantastic Four. So to recap, the three names being thrown out the most are Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm, Allison Williams as Sue Storm, and now Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic. Take this with a grain of salt for now since none of the other names on the list have been revealed today. Other reporters on Twitter are saying they’ve heard Teller‘s name too, but they don’t think he’s actually met with anybody for the role yet. Even if the casting choices fall through, the people Fox have in mind indicates that this will indeed be a younger Fantastic Four team. Trank seems to be going in a completely different direction with the team than we’re used to seeing. What do you think about Teller possibly being the smartest and stretchiest man alive?
Director Josh Trank has taken to Twitter to debunk the rumors. The director only has four Tweets and all of them have been used to debunk previous rumors about Fantastic Four. He’s never weighed in on the Michael B. Jordan rumors, so that he would hop on Twitter and debunk the Teller rumors makes it seem like this one is entirely false.
the casting rumor floating around today isn’t true…. the end.
— Josh Trank (@josh_trank) August 2, 2013
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Source : The Wrap