Fox May Have Found Their Crew For The FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot
It seems that Fox may have landed on their core cast for the long-gestating and hotly debated Fantastic Four reboot. Michael B. Jordan is all but officially signed on as the Human Torch and Miles Teller has long been rumored as Mr. Fantastic, but now The Wrap is reporting that actress and actor for Sue Storm and Ben Grimm aka The Thing are close to closing their deals if all goes as planned.
The Wrap is reporting tonight that in addition to Jordan and Teller, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell are nearing deals to star in the franchise reboot from director Josh Trank. 20th Century Fox had no comment, of course. Bell is said to be in very heavy discussions to play Ben Grimm. The actor has never been brought up in previous rumors about the studio’s shortlist for the character, but apparently it’s a recent addition. Bell‘s work on Tintin is said to be a big plus in his column since The Thing will be motion captured. No deal is in place for him just yet though.
Mara,who had an amazing outing in this season’s House of Cards, is said to be in final negotiations for Sue Storm. Jordan has to sign on the dotted line and all is set for him. How they’ll explain the fact both are Storms remains to be seen. They could be adopted siblings, have one parent in common, or any number of things. Teller as Reed Richards is a little trickier thing to pull off though. He has a busy schedule with the upcoming Divergent and its sequel, but if the shooting dates for Insurgent and Fantastic Four (both shooting around the same time in Louisiana) can be worked out he’ll have the job.
The Wrap adds that if Teller does fall through, then Bell and possibly Mara‘s jobs are in jeopardy. They’re pretty dead set on Jordan, but the team chemistry has to be there. Jordan and Teller worked together on this year’s That Awkward Moment and will re-team again for a heist movie that was announced earlier today. Mara and Bell are attached to star in an indie boxing movie together too. So the connections are there, it’s just working out the schedules. What do you think about this group possibly being your new Fantastic Four?