Update On THE FANTASTIC FOUR Script; Kate Mara and Saoirse Ronan Testing For Sue Storm

Thought that Josh Trank's take on The Fantastic Four was dead? Think again. A new report confirms that the script is finished and the roles of Mister Fantastic and The Invisible Woman will be filled by the end of the month. Hit the jump for further details!

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By Josh Wilding - 1/21/2014

With The Fantastic Four supposedly entering production within the next few months, many fans have been convinced that the movie was never going to be made perhaps in the hope that the rights would revert to Marvel Studios. Well, according to Variety, Simon Kinberg has finished rewriting the script and the roles of Reed Richards and Sue Storm will have been filled by the end of the month. While Miles Teller is still said to be a favourite, Game of Thrones actors Kit Harrington and Richard Madden will also be testing for the role of Mister Fantastic. Meanwhile, Kate Mara (House of Cards) and Saoirse Ronan (Hanna) are both being eyed for the role of Susan Storm, The Invisible Woman. Michael B. Jordan, who is attached to play Johnny Storm, is expected to test with the actors to see which group has the best chemistry. Josh Trank is still on board to direct with Kinberg, Matthew Vaughn and Gregory Goodman producing. What do you guys make of this news?
Source: Variety
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DudeGuyMan - 1/21/2014, 1:24 PM
Do it!

Kurne - 1/21/2014, 1:24 PM
What? Lol, Kate Mara will be surrounded by kids...
Kurne - 1/21/2014, 1:25 PM
Kit Harrington ftw
Blanka1212 - 1/21/2014, 1:26 PM
Why are they WORKING THE CAST AROUND the black guy who shouldn't be black in the first place? [frick] this movie, [frick] the casting directors, and [frick] Michael B Jordan for accepting the role.

And don't pull the race card on me. Hire an white guy to play Black Panther, and then tell me that's acceptable.
ezio619 - 1/21/2014, 1:26 PM
if this movie happens it happens and sure i will watch it because i support superhero films, but im not excited for it all right now,it seems they are going ultimate fantastic four in which they are in their 20's or more like teenagers which im fine with, i would have been fine with just avengers age of ultron and ant man next year now, hopefully they make it into a good one
Kurne - 1/21/2014, 1:26 PM
I can't believe Ronan would pass on Avengers but stay attached to this...
superotherside - 1/21/2014, 1:27 PM
Hope all this gets delayed for a bit longer so Marvel Studios gets the rights back. ;P

No, Fantastic Four shouldn't be a comedy like the others but it shouldn't be dark either.

Honestly the MCU is perfect place for the FF to be in.
Nick56 - 1/21/2014, 1:28 PM
Yes Kate Mara!
superotherside - 1/21/2014, 1:29 PM
Kurne Agreed. LOL I mean who wouldn't want to be in a movie that made over a billion dollars?
Kurne - 1/21/2014, 1:30 PM
If Kate Mara is cast then Richard Madden has to be Reed (I prefer him over Harrington). No way they would put her with Miles Teller.
EdgyOutsider - 1/21/2014, 1:31 PM
Kate Mara would be perfect for Sue. [frick] Ronan! Absolutely zero talent.
themidnightking - 1/21/2014, 1:32 PM
Ha! GAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This better be good, I have faith in Trank
ezio619 - 1/21/2014, 1:32 PM
wait,so are they going with the johnny being sues adopted brother angle then that was rumored like a year back?
Kurne - 1/21/2014, 1:32 PM
Madden's schedule is free now. He has the biggest chance.
ALegendaryPanda - 1/21/2014, 1:33 PM
Richard Madden FTW!
ezio619 - 1/21/2014, 1:34 PM
i wouldnt mind if this project gets scrapped like yesterday, i dont like to say that about superhero films but this just feels bland and like fox is just focused on xmen right now that they just seem to be making this one for the heck of it,i know they want to keep the rights but idk,it just isnt exciting to me personally
DuckNation - 1/21/2014, 1:35 PM
Kate Mara For Sure!!!!!

JerBear - 1/21/2014, 1:35 PM
As much as I like most of these actors... The film makers and FOX can go [frick] themselves. None of these people fit these roles.
themidnightking - 1/21/2014, 1:35 PM
@ezio maybe Sue is adopted?
SpiderParker - 1/21/2014, 1:36 PM
Bet they even have a love scene with Johnny and Sue...
ezio619 - 1/21/2014, 1:36 PM
so,Ultimate Fantastic Four, then? , alright...
Reasonnnn - 1/21/2014, 1:36 PM
@EdgyOutsider ZERO TALENT? HOW ABSURD ARE YOU? Look at her filmography and the auteurs she has worked with. She's one of the best up-and-coming actors of this generation
AlexanderLykins - 1/21/2014, 1:36 PM
Saoirse Ronan as [frick]ing Scarlet Witch would have been perfect! Why must she waste her talents on terrible movies.
KrazyForKomix - 1/21/2014, 1:37 PM
ABSOLUTELY AB-FQING-SURD!
NOW ONE OF THE FF ARE ADOPTED??!!?!?






ridiculous.
ezio619 - 1/21/2014, 1:37 PM
themidnightking-that may be true,but the rumor i heard was johnny was adopted, well we shall see
JJJameson - 1/21/2014, 1:37 PM
I don't care if Johnny Storm is white or black, I just don't know how other actor but Chris Evans would nail his personality and character traits. Chris Evans nailed the part of not just one, Marvel superhero characters. And I was against his casting both times, gotta hand it to him.
KrazyForKomix - 1/21/2014, 1:38 PM
It BETTER be that "Ultimate" universe!
This is soooooo stupid.
SuperCat - 1/21/2014, 1:38 PM
Smells like we're getting another sh@tty FF movie.

AlexanderLykins - 1/21/2014, 1:38 PM
@Reasonnnn
Don't even bother with EdgyOutsider. All he does is come on this site and bash Saoirse Ronan. He has no idea what talent is.
EdgyOutsider - 1/21/2014, 1:39 PM
@Reasonnnn: I've seen The Lovely Bones, Atonement, Hanna and The Host. I don't buy her in any of her roles.

@Alexander: I still say you're high off your ass for that thinking.

Ronan as Sue would make this project dead to me.
Ragnaroknroll - 1/21/2014, 1:39 PM
Well this sucks. I hope Fox loses millions for making this film.
Interestein - 1/21/2014, 1:39 PM
I wish it was Patrick Wilson, Jeffery Dean Morgan, Charlize Theron, and Garrett Hedlund.
rmf1979 - 1/21/2014, 1:39 PM
I heart Kate Madden
KrazyForKomix - 1/21/2014, 1:40 PM
I hope they have Ms. Thing instead of Grimm. Hey, why not? Were "updating" them yes?
Reasonnnn - 1/21/2014, 1:40 PM
@EdgyOutside If you don't think she was good in Atonement and Hanna, then there's no point in talking to you. Good day asshole
Bl00dwerK - 1/21/2014, 1:40 PM
Glad I don't give two shits about the Fantastic Four...
Reasonnnn - 1/21/2014, 1:40 PM
@Alexander Yeah, delusional [frick] that guy is.
SpiderFraud - 1/21/2014, 1:41 PM
If they going with a black Jonny Storm...why can't they make Sue black?
ezio619 - 1/21/2014, 1:41 PM
krazy-for all we know that ,ay be happening since we had no casting rumors for Ben Grimm
GoldSlayer1 - 1/21/2014, 1:43 PM
I Finished watching game of thrones today, good luck to Kit and Richard.
however i have an issue with Human Torch's cast.

Sue and Johnny are supposed to be blood related.

if they really wanted to change a member for diversity's sake, then why didn't they chose the one without a relative on the team like Ben Grimm (Thing)?
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