Things are starting to pop in Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot camp. We’ve got news on the actors reading for the roles of Sue and Reed Richards and some tidbits about the status of Simon Kinberg‘s script.Let’s start with the script news. Simon Kinberg has completed his rewrites and turned in the reboot’s script. That should really get things rolling as the powers that be start cranking up the production to meet the June 19th, 2015 premiere date. We might start to hear some details about the script and which storyline from the rich and varied history of the Fantastic Four was chosen soon.
Who is up for Reed Richards role?
Word around the Internet water cooler is that Miles Teller (Project X, 21 & Over) is the current favorite, but also in the mix are two of Game of Thrones‘ favorites, Kit Harrington and Richard Madden.
Which would you like to see stretch across the big screen?
There are two actresses reportedly in contention for the Sue Richards role, Kate Mara (House of Cards) and Saoirse Ronan (Hanna).
Both are very talented ladies and would handle the role well.
The really interesting part of the whole thing is that Michael B. Jordan,who set the Internet ablaze with fan boy and girl opinions when linked to the Johnny Storm role, is said to be testing with the other actors being considered to ascertain which group has the best chemistry. There’s still no concrete announcement about his casting, but if this testing rumor is true Jordan most likely has locked down the Johnny Storm role.
Which group would you pick, and more importantly, who the hell will be playing the ever-loving blue-eyed Thing, Ben Grimm? With today’s technology and CGI, will Fox follow the Marvel lead and pull in a big name actor with a strong voice but doesn’t have that Ben Grimm bulky build?