EXCLUSIVE: Amber Heard Being Pursued for Fantastic Four Reboot

<font color="red">EXCLUSIVE:</font> Amber Heard Being Pursued for Fantastic Four Reboot

The young actress is one of the candidates FOX is interested in signing as the Invisible Woman for their new Fantastic Four movie franchise, if the film is ever green lit.

The two previous Fantastic Four films, released in 2005 and 2007 respectively, turned a decent profit but received poor reception from critics and fans. FOX has now decided to take the franchise in a new direction by way of a complete reboot. Fantastic Four: Reborn, as the film's working title is rumored to be, will supposedly have a very different tone than Tim Story directed films; and will feature a completely CGI rendered version of the character The Thing (previously portrayed by a rubber-suit clad Micheal Chiklis).

Just this week we learned that actress Alice Eve, since dropping out of her role as Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class, is being looked at by FOX to possibly carry the role of Susan Storm, the Invisible Woman, in the new Fantastic Four film series. Another actress being linked to role has just popped onto my radar: Amber Heard. Jessica Alba portrayed the heroine in both, previous films, and has been confirmed to not be reprising the role.

Heard, whose film appearances include Zombieland and Pineapple Express, will next be seen in theaters alongside Nicholas Cage in Drive Angry 3D. Another name that has recently been associated with the film is that of relatively unknown actor Kevin Pennington; who the studio has an interest in taking over the role of Johnny Storm/Human Torch; a character which many fans believe Chris Evans portrayed very well.

Although the actress has met with FOX several times in regards to starring the Fantastic Four reboot, the film will not enter into production until the studio's next comic book film, Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class, is proven successful.

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InstigatorGIRL - 8/21/2010, 12:57 PM
Yeah, she looks more like Susan Storm than Jessica Alba did.
sweetre15 - 8/21/2010, 12:59 PM
Cool,they're actually looking at people who would be good for the role this time.
Creature - 8/21/2010, 1:02 PM
Two envitablitys here:
1. FOX will make another piece of shit
2. CBM will post boobs
marvel72 - 8/21/2010, 1:02 PM
lets see if fox gets this one right,at the moment everything looks alright.

amber heard for sue storm (yes)
the thing cgi(yes)

this is a good start,christoph waltz for dr.doom.
InTylerWeTrust - 8/21/2010, 1:02 PM
I like her, but I think she would be better in other roles. She'd be a hell of a lot better than Alba, that's for sure, despite that not being much of a challenge.
Superheromoviefan - 8/21/2010, 1:04 PM
@Creature - You're psychic.
TANKGIRL - 8/21/2010, 1:08 PM

Dynamo - 8/21/2010, 1:10 PM
The chick fron Never Back Down?
Who are they getting for Mr Fantastic? Channing Tatum?
SoulAllFlush - 8/21/2010, 1:10 PM
I'm optimistic about this, buuuut I do wish those powers that be wouldn't be so blind as to see The Thing as a character who must be either a man in a suit OR CGI. CGI, animatronics, men in suits - they all tools, use them all.

Just like Jurassic Park did. It bloody works.
HotHead - 8/21/2010, 1:10 PM
yesssss!!!!!!! now we can trully have alice eve as amora the enchantress in the avengers!!!!!!!
marvel72 - 8/21/2010, 1:12 PM
@ hothead

i agree,alice eve for the enchantress or ms.marvel.
TANKGIRL - 8/21/2010, 1:13 PM
fantastic four ruined jessica alba career

i suggest melissa sagemiller for raising the bar

tabrett bethell ftw ms marvel alice eve hand down enchantress

TheAdvocate - 8/21/2010, 1:16 PM
Fox bollixed up the franchise from the beginning they put their bleedin hands on a comic book movie.

marvel72 - 8/21/2010, 1:16 PM
@ tankgirl

not bad a choice,is their anyone else though.
peralta - 8/21/2010, 1:16 PM
i wonder how long its gonna take for everyone to post boob pics
Dynamo - 8/21/2010, 1:17 PM
I always thought Charlize Theron would've made a great Invisible Woman.
marvel72 - 8/21/2010, 1:18 PM
@ peralta

hopefully not to long,mate. :)

@ tankgirl

what has tabrett bethell been in ?

she does look the part.
jazzman - 8/21/2010, 1:18 PM

well shes too young shes about the same age when Jessica Alba played Sue Storm. so i guess FOX based the age of Sue Storm on when Jessica Alba played the character.

chrismatj - 8/21/2010, 1:18 PM
She's a little young for the role, but she'd be a step up from Alba, for sure.
patriautism - 8/21/2010, 1:19 PM

Ryan Kwanten for Johnny Storm!

TheAdvocate - 8/21/2010, 1:20 PM
@ tankgirl

I agree with you..she is too young. I think they should have a cast that mirrors correctly the age of each individual character.
TANKGIRL - 8/21/2010, 1:21 PM
deadpool72 she was in clinic and legend of seeker

i always thought sue storm should be around 35-40

here is some other choice i was thinking of:

christina cole

Christina Cole Pictures, Images and Photos
patriautism - 8/21/2010, 1:23 PM
Tabrett Bethell is hot, but if you ever watch Legend Of The Seeker you would learn That she is a GODAWFUL actress.
Bridget Regan out shined everyone else on that show.
jazzman - 8/21/2010, 1:24 PM

christina cole is a good choice
peralta - 8/21/2010, 1:24 PM
@blacklighting if they cast them by the age of the comicbook characters then wouldnt they have to cast a 16 year old to play johnny strom?
HotHead - 8/21/2010, 1:27 PM
"the film(f4 reboot) will not enter production until the studios next comic book film,matthew vaughn's x-men first class,is proven secsesfull" BBBBBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fox is so despret that there relying on first class to determine every thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and judging by the what singer said yesterday as well as josh's article proves when first class epicly fails,no f4 reboot from fox,no deadpool from fox, no wolverine 2 from fox,no dardevil/elektra reboot from fox!!!!!!!!!!!!WICTH ULTIMATLY MEANS VON BOYAGE FOX FOR THIER PRPERTIES WICTH RETERN TO MARVELL!!!!THEN A YEAR LATER IN SONY LEARNS THE SAME FROM THE SPIDER MAN REBOOT AND CANCELSS GHOST RIDER SPIRIT OF VENGENCE ANG GIVE THE RIGHTS TO THIER CHARECTERS BACK TO MARVELL AS WELL!!!!(AS WELL AS BLADES CURRENT SECRET PRESENCE AT MARVEL WHICTH WILL BE OFFICIAL AT A UPCOMING CON) THEN FINALLY MARVELL CAN HAVE A UNTITED CINEMATIC UNIVERSE LIKE DC WHO!!!!WHO!!!!WHO!!!!WHO!!!!WHO!!!!WHO!!!!WHO!!!!!WHO!!!!WHO!!!! HEART ATTACK!!! REVIVED HALF AN HOUR LATER.HALLEJJLAUA!!!!!!!!!!

TANKGIRL - 8/21/2010, 1:28 PM
patriautism you didn't see her other project so you can't judge her from canceled show

jazzman thanx
LucasMend - 8/21/2010, 1:29 PM
Shit Amber Heard is a damn good actress, but too young for Susan!
And I can see FOX losing the rights of FF really soon, they dont look to be very excited of rebooting it, same with Daredevil. I guess its just hope that is making me think it lol.
HULK2099 - 8/21/2010, 1:34 PM
jazzman - 8/21/2010, 1:37 PM
FOX Studio should just keep X-Men cause they like to take advantage of the X-Men universe and give back FF and Daredevil to Marvel Studio.


your welcome tankgirl
marvel72 - 8/21/2010, 1:41 PM
@ lucaxmen

wouldn't that just be the best news.

fox losing the rights to fantastic four & daredevil.

that would be excellent,the civil war storyline would be an awesome crossover movie event.

the avengers,the fantastic four,the punisher,daredevil & whatever other rights they've still got all made by marvel studios.

a dream come true.
juggy4711 - 8/21/2010, 1:46 PM
Until the Fox properties start loosing large amounts of money they are never going to give up the properties. It will probably be a couple decades if even then. More than likely they will turn out movies good or bad just to keep the rights.
LEEE777 - 8/21/2010, 1:47 PM


frigidgiantinthe716 - 8/21/2010, 1:49 PM
I actually like what I'm hearing. Unfortunately. (Fortunately for others) backing this film on the success of first class? We wont be seeing this filmbeing made. Good casting decisions. @deadpool. Waltz is too old for doom. He's Reed Richards age
patriautism - 8/21/2010, 1:49 PM
I saw The Clinic, Anyone You Want, and I saw the FULL season of LOTS she was in, so yeah I can be a judge. She is bloody awful! She might look the part but she can't act her way out of a paper bag.
Another Aussie girl would be AWESOME though and that's

Yvonne Strahovski - Ms Marvel
LucasMend - 8/21/2010, 1:50 PM
@Integrity haha having hope on First Class is like having hope for a sequel of 2003 Daredevil :P

@deadpool72 oh yeah FF is one of the most important Marvel Franchises, having crossovers between the Avengers and FF, or even Daredevil with Punisher would be a [frick]ing nerdgasm
TANKGIRL - 8/21/2010, 1:51 PM
LEEE777 nice glasses lol

patriautism i respect your opinion

guys here is trivia of fantastic four 2005 about invisible woman Ali Larter, Julia Stiles, Kate Bosworth, Rachel McAdams, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Banks, KaDee Strickland were considered for the role of Susan Storm/Invisible Woman.

Naomi watts turned down sue storm
marvel72 - 8/21/2010, 1:52 PM
@ leee777

you're a legend,never give up.

i'm with ya,reboot the x-men.

f*ck fox.

marvel studios,the future of the comic book movie.
LucasMend - 8/21/2010, 1:55 PM
I´m with @LEEE777 too, FOX [frick]ing REBOOT X-Men! Or give up the rights :P
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