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One Member of the Fantastic Four Confirmed – Fantastic Three Likely to Follow

The Fantastic Four is getting the Spider-Man treatment by getting a complete reboot less than a decade after the last film.  I am not usually one to judge movies (I am just happy to live in a time where I get to see comic heroes on a gigantic screen), but I was not a big fan of the first movie.  Now this probably could be attributed to the fact that I have never really been a fan of the Fantastic Four in general, but the movie seemed pretty subpar.

One of the cast members for the upcoming reboot has been set while the other three of the Four are most likely on board as well.  So without further ado, here is the newer, younger Fantastic Four:

Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Thing, and the Human Torch

Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Thing, and the Human Torch

Kate Mara (House of Cards), who is the only member of the cast that has completely closed a deal, will be playing (you guessed it) Sue Storm, aka the Invisible Woman.  Another member of the cast who is reportedly very close to closing his deal is Michael B. Jordan (who recently played a superpowered teen in Chronicle, and voiced Cyborg for the animated movie Justice League: the Flashpoint Paradox).  Jordan will star as Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, which was previously played by Chris Evans who moved on to bigger and better things (the Avengers).

The other two possible members of the cast include Miles Teller (the Spectacular Now and 21 & Over) who will be playing Reed Richards if the deal gets closed, and Jamie Bell (the Adventures of Tintin, Jumper).  Bell, who just recently received his offer but is expected to accept, will be playing a decidedly less Michael Chiklisy Ben Grimm.

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Supposedly the story will be mostly based on the Ultimate Fantastic Four comic series written by Mark Millar.  In the Ultimate run, the team forms at a younger age and gain their powers from a tragic teleportation experiment instead of cosmic radiation.  The script is being written by Simon Kinberg, who is also currently involved with the upcoming Star Wars films/TV shows and the X-Men franchise.

So what do you think of the choices? I don’t think the choices will cause the slightly violent uprisings that occurred when Batfleck or Eisenberg were cast, but I am sure certain sects of comic fans will not appreciate the choices.

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Cam Clark

Cam is a husband, father, and a fan of many things. In college, he wrote his senior thesis on Mythological, Philosophical, and Theological Themes in Star Wars, and now spends his days causally specializing in Star Wars, Tolkien, and cubical work. No relation to Bill Clark.

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