FANCAST: And the new cast of the Fantastic Four is?
Who I think should be cast in the Fantastic Four reboot.
With 20th Century Fox announcing last week that Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot will be released March 6th, 2015 that will compete with the Avengers sequel and a Justice League movie, I've compiled a list of actors who should portray Marvel's First Family and characters within their universe.
I know Edward Norton said he is not interested in playing comic book characters but remember when Marvel Studios parted ways with Edward Norton from playing the Incredible Hulk? Norton said that karma will catch up with Marvel, while what better way to stick it to Kevin Feige and the powers that be at Marvel Studios than to portray Richard Reeds aka Mr. Fantastic in the reboot. Having played Bruce Banner already Norton knows his science lingo. He has a skinny slim physique and looks the part with a dash of gray hair.
Julie Benz is a perfect fit to play Sue Storm. Benz has experience in the comic book genre from having an supporting role as Angela Donatelli in Punisher: War Zone or as Dr. Stephanie Powell on No Ordinary Family which was pretty much a knock off of Marvel's First Family the Fantastic Four. So if you think about it Sue Storm and Dr. Stephanie Powell are somewhat the same character, both are scientist and got their powers through freak accidents. Not to mention Benz is a badass MILF!!!! Just thought I'd ad that in there.
Johnny Storm has to be young, brash, impetuous, radically cool and a ladies man so why not Cam Gigandet? Gigandet is best known from his roles in the Twilight Series and Never Back Down so he has a few good movies under his belt. Gigandet has common physical attributes to that of the Human Torch and has a certain swagger that of Johnny Storm.
Bruce Willis is one of the greatest action stars of our generation and I think he would be a great as Ben Grimm. When promoting his latest movie at the time Red Willis addressed the rumors of possibly being cast as The Thing on MTV saying "It's a rumor, but I love rumors, but I haven't gotten the call yet." "It's a good rumor." With that said it seems he would be up for the part and when has Bruce Willis ever really turned down a movie? The guy was in the Expendables for goodness sake.
Christoph Waltz would be my choice as Doctor Doom. He is an Academy Award Winner best known for playing villains such as Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds or Benjamin Chudnofsky in The Green Hornet. Waltz plays a very convincing bad guy, he may be short for the part but will make up for it with tremendous acting chops.
Paul Essiembre was the voice of the Sulver Surfer for 1998 animated TV series on Fox Kids, as for as I'm concerned he did a good job with his voice over so why not bring back a familiar voice to that of Silver Surfer.
Who better to voice Galactus the devourer of worlds than James Earl Jones. Jones voice alone has a presence that commands respect, instills fear and echos throughout a room. I don't even need to mention how years later people remember his voice as Darth Vader and what he has able to do with such an iconic character. It's only right he be cast in the role as Galactus as another potential iconic villain Jones could launch into movie history as one of the greatest villains to hit the big screen like he did with Darth Vader.
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