The new “Fantastic Four” is here.
Fox is in the process of making deals with the four actors who they’ve chosen to jump-start the reboot of the Marvel superhero franchise, THR reports. So who are they? “House of Cards” star Kate Mara, Jamie Bell (from AMC’s upcoming “Turn”), Miles Teller (“That Awkward Moment”), along with long-rumored Michael B. Jordan.
Mara will take on the role of Sue Storm/Invisible Girl, while Bell will star as Ben Grimm/The Thing alongside Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic. Jordan, of course, is attached at Johnny Storm/the Human Torch.
Teller and Mara were rumored to be on their roles’ respective shortlists since October, with Jordan in the mix long before that. The surprise name here is Bell, as no real casting rumors for The Thing had been in circulation.
The reboot, to be directed by Josh Trank, is slated for release on June 19, 2015. It follows Fox’s first attempt at a hit franchise, which released two films in 2005 and 2007, starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis.
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