THE FANTASTIC FOUR Found? Kate Mara Is Sue Storm And Jamie Bell Is In Talks For The Thing

THE FANTASTIC FOUR Found? Kate Mara Is Sue Storm And Jamie Bell Is In Talks For The Thing

It appears director Josh Trank and Fox have found The Fantastic Four leads, with reports that English actor Jamie Bell is poised for Ben Grimm, while three previously mentioned names are nearing deals

According to multiple sources of The Wrap, 20th Century Fox may have found all four lead actors to portray Marvel's First Family in The Fantastic Four reboot next year. Michael B. Jordan has pretty much signed on to play Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, while Shooter actress Kate Mara has entered final negotiations to play his sister, Sue Storm aka Invisible Woman. "It remains unclear how the film will explain their relationship as siblings," notes the source. Meanwhile, Whiplash actor Miles Teller is also said to be nearing a deal to play Reed Richards, aka Mister Fantastic, however, his commitment to the Divergent sequel, Insurgent, could cause scheduling issues and prevent him from joining the Josh Trank-directed film. Nevertheless, Billy Elliot and King Kong's Jamie Bell is said to be the latest name attached and the final piece to The Fantastic Four lineup. The English actor is reportedly in "heavy" talks to play none other than Ben Grimm, aka The Thing, but there is no deal yet in place. Anyhow, Hollywood's Variety chimes on the castings, suggesting that all of the aforementioned actors are on board to lead The Fantastic Four, and the studio now "hopes to test a handful of actors in the coming weeks" for Doctor Doom. What do you think?

Directed by Josh Trank from a screenplay polished recently by Simon Kinberg, The Fantastic Four is scheduled to commence principal photography this summer, and it'll hit theaters June 19, 2015!
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Lozzy - 2/19/2014, 8:41 PM
How long till Josh Trank denies this?
Bearjew - 2/19/2014, 8:42 PM
What the [frick]?
Bearjew - 2/19/2014, 8:42 PM
Human Torch maybe
Reasonnnn - 2/19/2014, 8:47 PM
Racism and misogyny is COMICBOOKMOVIE 101
EdgyOutsider - 2/19/2014, 8:47 PM
Miles Stellar has proven he has range (The Spectacular Now), Kate Mara is always a good choice (hell of a lot better than Ronan), Michael B. Jordan is great as long as they keep the essence of Human Torch and I like the idea of Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm. Add on Josh Frank directing and you got me sold.
DrDoom - 2/19/2014, 8:48 PM
Tomorrow's headline: 'Josh Trank denies latest FF casting rumours'
incepshawn - 2/19/2014, 8:48 PM
Hate on haters. Kate Mara? Yes. And yes to Teller and Jordan. Watch The Spectacular Now and Fruitvale Station. Solid cast.
mk - 2/19/2014, 8:49 PM
oh god
Curmudgeon - 2/19/2014, 8:56 PM
*yawn* Wake me up when the actual [frick]ing studio or director announces something...
Amputech - 2/19/2014, 9:02 PM
I like the guy but ... Whaaaa?
Firgosaurus - 2/19/2014, 9:03 PM
Tin Tin as Thing Thing.
Firgosaurus - 2/19/2014, 9:05 PM
I can buy Miles as Reed, Kate as Sue, but Tin Tin as The Thing? Hmmmm.......
Firgosaurus - 2/19/2014, 9:06 PM
And the Black guy as Johnny. Hehe...
FirstAvenger - 2/19/2014, 9:08 PM
This movie is still getting made?????
Dustellar - 2/19/2014, 9:13 PM
CaptainAmerica - 2/19/2014, 9:14 PM
Really talented cast + Josh Trank = high chance of the film being epic. Hopefully they start using the exploration part of the FF. Have them go into space or the negative zone. Make it an Aliens type film.
SageMode - 2/19/2014, 9:14 PM
What a [frick]ing joke.
CaptainAmerica - 2/19/2014, 9:15 PM
STFU already Netman, it's being made and Human Torch will be black. There's absolutely nothing you could do to change this.
ALegendaryPanda - 2/19/2014, 9:17 PM
Wow this thread is just so positive! :D
CaptainAmerica - 2/19/2014, 9:17 PM
Yes! Let them go back to Marvel so they can make Human Torch 80 years old. Or better yet they can re cast him every movie.
TonyChu - 2/19/2014, 9:18 PM
Give Marvel Studios the [frick]ing rights back.
MexicanSexyman - 2/19/2014, 9:18 PM
@0megaDaGod, how does the Fantastic Four being younger ruin the family dynamic? How do you know this is a nightmare for Trank? I remember he had said that he was going the Ultimate route for the reboot because he liked it.
CaptainAmerica - 2/19/2014, 9:18 PM
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CaptainAmerica - 2/19/2014, 9:19 PM
@Mexicansuperman, people are ignant. If it ain't Marvel Studios they hate it.
ALegendaryPanda - 2/19/2014, 9:19 PM
I think Netman is really excited for this movie! :)
Mrcool210 - 2/19/2014, 9:20 PM

superotherside - 2/19/2014, 9:23 PM
Sorry, Josh but I hope this gets delayed. Till Marvel Studios can get it. The FF would fit right in to the MCU.
Kurne - 2/19/2014, 9:24 PM
Err, Miles Teller and Kate Mara as boyfriend and girlfriend...?

caroldanvers - 2/19/2014, 9:24 PM
They're getting such a cool cast but it all just sounds really random, like they don't have a plan at all. I would've rather have them pick a black Sue, really, it couldn't possibly be that hard come on. Also I feel like Miles Teller looks 12 next to the rest of the cast, which is a little confusing.
patriautism - 2/19/2014, 9:24 PM
I think this will be great. Miles Teller was amazing in a few movies. Seriously watch The Spectacular Now, Rabbit Hole, or even Footloose, he was the best part about that.Kate Mara is an Inspired choice also, yes she is a little old for the part their going for, but whatever. I think they will be adopted siblings btw.
That or everyone is getting it wrong and Jamie Bell is Johnny and Michael B Jordan is Ben Grimm. But Honestly I could care less either way.
incepshawn - 2/19/2014, 9:25 PM
This movie is going to be great. Calm your feet stomping children.
mgeoff88 - 2/19/2014, 9:26 PM
This movie is being rushed into production. Principal casting should've been done months ago.

Talk about a train wreck. I mean, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm... A former member of the Yancy Street Gang and all around tough guy? Hell no!

I hate that these F4 articles always brings out the racist assholes.
mgeoff88 - 2/19/2014, 9:29 PM
@0megaDaGod Lol! Stick around because it is going to be Loki vs Netman Round 2 up in here.
Nick56 - 2/19/2014, 9:32 PM
Kate Mara as Sue is perfect casting. But i'll reserve judgement until I see what they look like as their respective characters.
MexicanSexyman - 2/19/2014, 9:33 PM
@Netman0007, you're a very strange guy. Johnny and Sue can still be blood related even though Johnny is black. Johnny and Sue can have the same father but different mothers. I bet that didn't cross your mind.
Fantastic4ever - 2/19/2014, 9:35 PM
Why do you guys want the rights to go back so bad? So Marvel can make it a big budget comedy?
MexicanSexyman - 2/19/2014, 9:35 PM
@0megaDaGod, I get what you are saying but the Fantastic Four can still care about each other like family.
CaptainAmerica - 2/19/2014, 9:36 PM
Incest, which describes the Ultimates version of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, which coincidently is the version Marvel is using for Age of Ultron.
Kurne - 2/19/2014, 9:37 PM

So Marvel can make it a GOOD comedy.

How 'bout dem original FF films, eh?
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