20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank (Chronicle) are getting really close to finalizing their cast for The Fantastic Four reboot they are developing.
According to Variety, Simon Kinberg is finished with the script, and the studio is going to start testing for the roles of Reed Richards (aka Mister Fantastic) and Sue Storm (aka the Invisible Woman) by the end of the month.
We've heard for a long time that The Spectacular Now star Miles Teller was in the running for the role of Richards, and he is! But apparently he's still got some competition gunning for the part. Two other actors that are testing for the part include Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington and Richard Madden. Both of whom are decent choices, but I still think that Teller is the best fit for the role.
As for Sue Storm, we have Kate Mara and Saoirse Ronan in the running for the part. Both are interesting choices, but I think maybe that Mara would fit the part a little better.
The report then confirms that Michael B. Jordan is attached to play Johnny Storm, and that he will read with the actors to see which group has the best chemistry with.
The Fantastic Four is slated to bow June 19th, 2015. The last two Fantastic Four movies left a bad taste in a lot of fans' mouths, but I think the studio is determined to finally give us a movie that fans can be proud of. Hopefully Trank will assemble an incredible cast and give us that movie we are all hoping for!