Has the cast of the “Fantastic Four” superhero reboot been assembled?
Various rumors have been swirling about who would take on each role for the upcoming film from Fox. However, it seems that there are strong indications on who will be playing Reed Richards, also known as Mr. Fantastic, Sue Storm, or The Invisible Woman, Johnny Storm, also known as The Human Torch, and Ben Grimm, who is also known as The Thing.
Variety reported that “House of Cards” actress Kate Mara has signed on to portray Sue Storm, and Mara herself seemed to corroborate that on her Twitter account, writing, “Feeling invisible....in a wonderful way :)” and adding a hashtag of “#FantasticFour.”
According to Variety, "Fruitvale Station" actor Michael B. Jordan is officially attached to portray Johnny Storm. On his Instagram account, Jordan also seemed to confirm the news that he has been cast as Johnny Storm, posting a picture of the Fantastic Four logo with the words “FLAME ON!!”
Variety’s article stated that “The Spectacular Now” actor Miles Teller has received an offer to portray Reed Richards. Recently, when asked if audiences would see him as Mr. Fantastic, the actor told the website Punch Drunk Critics that “that should be coming up in the next few weeks.”
Meanwhile, The Wrap reports that “Jane Eyre” actor Jamie Bell is expected to portray The Thing, citing insiders who know about the casting process. However, there is currently not an official deal, according to the website.
Is the cast in place? Only time will tell.
The story of the superhero team the Fantastic Four was previously adapted into two films, the 2005 movie “Fantastic Four” and “Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” which was released in 2007. In those previous adaptations, actor Ioan Gruffudd portrayed Mr. Fantastic while Jessica Alba starred as The Invisible Woman, actor Chris Evans (who now portrays Captain America on the silver screen) played the Human Torch, and Michael Chiklis took on the role of The Thing.