Fantastic Four reboot cast announced

ffThe two (well, three) Fantastic Four movies to date have been really lackluster, so I guess a reboot was called for… but why not just move on to a different superhero team in the Marvel stable that hasn’t gotten a film yet?

Anyway, Variety announced that the four lead actors have been revealed:

Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell will join Michael B. Jordan in the latest installment in the comic book franchise.   Mara recently closed a deal to play play Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman. While no offer is out yet, Bell is expected to be tapped to play Ben Grimm/The Thing. Teller has an offer to play Reid Richards/Mr. Fantastic, but deal points are a little further away from being completed.  Jordan has been attached for some time to play Johnny Storm/The Human Torch.

Based on the comic “The Ultimate Fantastic Four,” the contemporary update will focus on the characters as young men and women. Josh Trank will helm the pic with Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn and Gregory Goodman serving as producers.

The Fantastic Four is slated to bow June 19, 2015.



  1. Well, I suppose it was inevitable. Personally, I actually liked the FF movies – well, the second more than the first – but a lot of other people didn’t, so OK, fine; I’ll live with it. There’s just one thing I don’t like about this: “the contemporary update will focus on the characters as young men and women.”
    THAT bugs me. The way I’ve always seen the team is as a multi-generational one, a family. You’ve got Reed as the family patriarch, Sue as his slightly younger wife, Johnny as her hotshot kid brother, and Ben as the honorary uncle. I don’t know whether their actual ages have ever been stated, but if I had to guess, I’d say Reed and Ben were in their forties, Sue in her thirties, and Johnny in his twenties – or, when the series started, his mid-teens. And none of this is even mentioning Sue and Reed’s two kids (although, let’s face it, no spin-off that I’m aware of has ever included them). We’re not talking about college dormroom residents here; the FF basically represent all walks of life except the elderly! I mean, talk about getting the dynamic wrong – this is NOT a good sign, methinks.

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