The 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.