Fox is all eager and ready to get to making more money from the franchises that it has the rights to. Along with continuing the X-Men series and making plans for all sorts of X-Men-related spin-offs, they’ve also got plans to reboot Fantastic Four into, hopefully, a format more worthy of the name than the last two piles of rubbish that graced the big screen. With Josh Trank (Chronicle) directing, that might even be possible. And now it looks like they have some of the main cast shortlisted.
First and foremost, Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle) is still official as The Human Torch.
As for Reed Richards, Fox is looking at either Kit Harington (you may know him as Jon Snow from Game of Thrones), Jack O’Connell (of miscellaneous TV and movie fame) or Miles Teller (of relatively little that you’ve probably heard of).
And for Sue Storm, AKA The Invisible Woman, the competition appears to be between Saorise Ronan (also up for the new Star Wars film, if rumors are to be believed), Kate Mara (most recently of House of Cards) and Australian actress Margot Robbie (Neighbours, Pan AM).
Unfortunately, no word on who will take on the role of The Thing, though I imagine they’ll be looking at every large, orange actor they can find.
Thanks to /Film for the heads-up.