Meet The New Fantastic Four
The cast for the new Fantastic Four movie has been announced and while they are all names you heard on the rumor mill, fans may be a little shocked to find out who made the cut. Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell make up a young and talented quartet, which is exactly what is required for a movie based on the Ultimate Fantastic Four comic.
Kate Mara, riding on the crest of a wave from her role in the Netflix drama House of Cards will play Sue Storm and her brother Johnny will be played by Michael B. Jordan, which i'm sure director Josh Trank and writer Michael Kinberg have a work around for in terms of the pair's parentage. Miles Teller looks like a great choice to play Mr. Fantastic/Reid Richards, he's exactly the sort of charismatic character you want in a role like this and no doubt the movie will rely upon his relatively new-found talents. This being said, it's the signing of Jamie Bell to play Ben Grimm aka The Thing that i'm most excited about. Considering this will largely be a CGI-based role, Bell's talents as displayed in the likes of The Adventures of Tin Tin and Jumper.
While the cast may be provide a drop of hope, i'm still not convinced that we really need this movie and less so of its chances at success. In Josh Trank you have a relatively inexperienced Director, not that I would discount him for that, but the pressure of taking on a property such as Fantastic Four will be more than he has ever experienced. Then there's the fact that that, of all the Fantastic Four stories to choose from, Fox have opted for an exploration of 'Ultimate' which follows the foursome through their younger years. I would barely trust Marvel to do take the Ultimate story to the big screen and after Fox's previous attempts at FF movies, I have little to no faith in the studio righting their wrongs.
These casting selections haven't been made official, nor have they been finalized but it is expected that the quartet of faces you see up top will be the ones donning the FF spandex when the movie is released in Summer 2015.