20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank have found their cast for the Fantastic Four reboot they are developing! As previously rumored Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan have been cast as Reid Richards/Mr. Fantastic and Johnny Storm/Human Torch respectively. Joining them are Kate Mara as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman and Jamie Bell is expected to play Ben Grimm/The Thing.
This is really a great cast they managed to bring together for this movie, and my excitement for this superhero reboot is growing. I wasn't expecting an actor like Bell to play The Thing, but I'm on board with the casting choice. Last month the studio hired Simon Kinberg to polish up the script, hopefully he put together a great script for the movie that fans will be happy with.
I'm sure there's a lot of fans that aren't going to be happy with the casting, or the direction that the studio and director plan on taking the franchise. Here's the thing, it can't be any worse than that the previously made films. Who knows, maybe the reboot will surprise the hell out of you and be awesome. Fact of the matter is, this is a extremely talented cast of young actors and I'm sure they'll be great in their roles.
The film is be based on the comic The Ultimate Fantastic Four, and it will focus on a younger version of the superhero characters. The movie is set to be released on June 19th, 2015.