According to TheWrap and Variety, 20th Century Fox has reportedly cast their new Fantastic Four for the 2015 reboot.
The long-rumored contenders Miles Teller (Divergent), Kate Mara (House of Cards), and Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle) officially have offers to play Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, and Human Torch, respectively, while Tintin and Nymphomaniac actor Jamie Bell is the studio’s pick to play the Thing. The trade says there’s no offer out to Bell yet, but he’s “expected” to accept the role. Variety says “Bell came into the mix after Fox resumed screen tests.”
Now the question is who will play the well known Fantastic Four villain Doctor Doom? It has yet to be determined, and reports are saying that several actors are will be tested for the role in the upcoming weeks.
Variety also says this reboot will be based on the Ultimate Fantastic Four series from Marvel Comics. Josh Trank will direct from a newly revised script by Simon Kinberg.
The Fantastic Four opens June 19, 2015.