Which Major Character May Get A Gender Change In Josh Trank’s FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot?
The Fantastic Four reboot has been one of those films where you hear one thing one week, and a completely different thing the next. Multiple actors have said to be up for the four major roles of Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, Reed Richards and Ben Grimm. There have also been some plot information that has been debunked as well, but raised a few eyebrows when Fox‘s legal department reached out to sites to have it taken down.
The Hollywood Reporter is throwing some new information out today on Josh Trank’s reboot. They are reporting that the only role that has been cast is Michael B. Jordan who will be playing Johnny Storm AKA The Human Torch. However, they are reporting that Kate Mara and Emmy Rossum completed screen tests for Sue Storm AKA The Invisible Woman on Tuesday, and that Miles Teller did in fact test for the role of Reed Richards AKA Mr. Fantastic. There were rumors that Josh Gad was up for Ben Grmm AKA The Thing, but THR is saying Christian Cook tested recently for the role.
Now here is where the curve ball is being thrown. THR is reporting that Dr. Doom will be the villain for the movie. Normally that’s not a big deal. However, they are also reporting that Fox isn’t opposed to switching Dr. Doom to a woman instead of a man. They are also looking to add a little star power to the film by going with a big name for the role.
Fantastic Four has been rumored to be gearing up to shoot for a while now. We do know the movie will shoot in Baton Rouge, LA, but the time frame is a little fuzzy at this point in time with casting still up in the air. The film is slated, as of right now, for a June 19, 2015 release date. Keep up on the latest comings and going on the Fantastic Four reboot right here, at Comic Book Therapy.
Source : THR