More Actors In Contention For THE FANTASTIC FOUR; Will Doctor Doom Be A Woman?

After a promising update from director Josh Trank yesterday, a new list of actors testing for roles in The Fantastic Four have been revealed; including our first candidate for The Thing! The hunt is also on for a big name star to play Doctor Doom, although he may be a she in the reboot...

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By Josh Wilding - 2/5/2014

Less than 24 hours after Josh Trank debunked those plot rumours for The Fantastic Four, The Hollywood Reporter has discovered which actors have been testing for a role in the reboot these past couple of days. According to multiple insiders, Kate Mara (House of Cards) and Emmy Rossum (Shameless) have tested for the role of Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, while Miles Teller (Whiplash) tried out for Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic. English actor Christian Cook (Romeo and Juliet ), meanwhile, is said to have tested for Ben Grimm, a.k.a. The Thing! Michael B. Jordan is the only actor locked in right now, while earlier reports naming Saoirse Ronan, Elizabeth Olsen and Kit Harington have all come to nothing for various reasons. Most interesting is the fact that the site states: "Dr. Doom is said to be the villain of the reboot. The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision is hearing that the studio is likely to go for a big name and isn’t ruling out switching genders for the role." Casting is ongoing, so this could all change in the coming days and weeks...
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SuperCat - 2/5/2014, 8:26 AM
Here's an early glimpse of the Torch. F@ck Yeah!!

JJJameson - 2/5/2014, 8:28 AM
MrReese - 2/5/2014, 8:29 AM
WTF! No thanks.
Smarfi - 2/5/2014, 8:32 AM
LMFAO
MexicanSuperman - 2/5/2014, 8:33 AM
If the movie is good, I don't care who gets casted.
ALmazing - 2/5/2014, 8:35 AM
Tom Hanks – Really?
MsDarkPhoenix - 2/5/2014, 8:35 AM
Victoria Von Doom

Umm let me see... Nope!! The black Human Torch is already too much, you can't change Dr. Doom's gender!!!
TheClemster - 2/5/2014, 8:36 AM
@ Supercat

ahahaha hilarious mate :)
TheManFromMars - 2/5/2014, 8:36 AM
This thread is going to be fun.
TheClemster - 2/5/2014, 8:36 AM
oh boy I just read the article now ....

LMB10 - 2/5/2014, 8:37 AM
Victoria Von Doom doesn't have quite the same ring to it
Rescue08 - 2/5/2014, 8:38 AM
They should just re-release Roger Corman's Fantastic Four film with a big advertising budget, and write this trash off as a mistake that was avoided...
HavocPrime - 2/5/2014, 8:38 AM
I don't get what Fox are trying to do with the FF
superjustinsane - 2/5/2014, 8:39 AM
So there casting Oprah?
FirstAvenger - 2/5/2014, 8:39 AM
-__-
storyteller - 2/5/2014, 8:39 AM
Clearly someone was high during this interview.
JFogg - 2/5/2014, 8:39 AM
..........................
WHAT?!
rabid - 2/5/2014, 8:40 AM
It could just be Cynthia Von Doom, and Victor comes later.
JFogg - 2/5/2014, 8:40 AM
The only thing that makes this movie a fantastic 4 movie is the name.
pesmerga44 - 2/5/2014, 8:40 AM
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! More great casting choices we keep hearing about Ben Grimm could be some 25 year old pretty boy and even entertaining the idea of Dr. Doom being a woman and people try to defend Fox BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
rabid - 2/5/2014, 8:41 AM
Or what was his female cousin's name that took over Latveria? I forget.
Comedian03 - 2/5/2014, 8:41 AM
Nothing about this movie so far has gotten me even the slightest bit excited for it. Other than Josh Trank being the director.

Fox has to know the reactions coming from all these rumors and stuff right? So if they know how obviously pissed off and completely unimpressed the fans are, why on Earth would they keep going the direction that they are? Decisions like these are the reason why so many people have such hate towards Fox and their CBM movies.
SmokinIndo - 2/5/2014, 8:41 AM
Whickey
Tango
Foxtrot
126thst - 2/5/2014, 8:41 AM
@Supercat that pic just made my morning lol.
Jollem - 2/5/2014, 8:41 AM
DR. BOOBS!!
Spidey10 - 2/5/2014, 8:41 AM
I don't care about this movie anymore...last post...there gonna change one of the top 5 villains of all time gender for nothing more than a publicity stunt to get hype for the movie..how about making a good movie adaptation to get people to see it you assholes...ok im done
Dumegg - 2/5/2014, 8:42 AM
Vanessa von doom. Great idea.
Hey fox, while you're at it, why not
Turn the fantastic four into alien turtles
From outer space.
DrDoom - 2/5/2014, 8:42 AM
manofsteel1942 - 2/5/2014, 8:42 AM
Are they sure Ewe Boll isn't directing this...???
Nomadic1 - 2/5/2014, 8:43 AM
Fux up another Marvel comic.
DefcoN - 2/5/2014, 8:43 AM
Can we get a sexy Von Doom??
Hulksta - 2/5/2014, 8:43 AM
Bekss - 2/5/2014, 8:43 AM
Soto
Fox has nothing to do, this are jus rumors, like the plot rumor a few days ago
pointman - 2/5/2014, 8:46 AM
Oh geeze......................................
shamo - 2/5/2014, 8:46 AM
That would be almost as bad as making The Mandarin white. Horrible idea.
WelcomeBackFrank - 2/5/2014, 8:47 AM
Maybe Marvel and Disney made the wrong move with Fox. I could, honestly, sit through another mediocre "Daredevil" film versus another disastrously horrendous "Fantastic Four" movie. Good Lord, Fox, do you like screwing up constantly? I'm sorry I'm not excited for a younger FF team nor see the reason why of race-changing and gender-changing either. Not saying Michael B. Jordan won't do a hell of a job but I just don't see the necessity of it. The team has worked for years as is; don't fix what doesn't need fixing.

In the context of Michael Clark Duncan as Kingpin or Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury it works; Idris Elba is okay as Heimdall but I just don't see the need for Johnny Storm to be black. In reality, I'd be fine with the FF team to be an all black cast. I'm not against interracial marriages, hookups, or families, but I would actually be more fine with an all black cast versus 'Hey, we're being diverse for the sake of diversity and to get different demographics to see the film.' It's a frigging superhero film... everyone will go see it regardless of race, sex, religion, creed, or sexual orientation.

But yes as someone else pointed out, with a mere month away from filming--- either push back the release date, quickly get a cast assembled soon, or scrap the project indefinitely and start over or just let Marvel make it right with Patrick Wilson or Billy Crudup, Charlieze Theron or Diane Kruger, and two big-names for Human Torch and The Thing. :)
rabid - 2/5/2014, 8:47 AM
What a bunch of whiny complainers. There is a female von Doom in the comics as well. She stole Victor's throne.
MsDarkPhoenix - 2/5/2014, 8:47 AM
@DrDoom What?? Just this??? Do something!! Kill them!! Kill them all!!!
Dinotron - 2/5/2014, 8:48 AM
just stop please
Bekss - 2/5/2014, 8:48 AM
This are just like the WB/DC rumors.
And is Heinsenberg Lex Luthor?
Stop giving rumors credibility just because you want to talk bad about the studios or the directors.
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