As we wait for all the pieces to fall in place for the other big movies of 2015, it’s good to hear that Fantastic Four has finally settled on its main cast. Michael B. Jordan has been in place as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch for quite some time, and now it seems the rest of the cast is all but locked in. Joining Jordan will be Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/Invisible Girl, and Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing.
Currently only Jordan and Mara are locked down for their roles in Josh Trank‘s reboot of the Fox franchise. Jordan has been the gimme-casting for almost a year now, but it appears that Mara has signed on the dotted line for Sue Storm according to Variety, and numerous sources (including Variety) are suggesting that Teller and Bell are all but locks. Some note that Teller is signed on for possible sequels to Divergent, but it’s hard to say if those will actually go forward, and hot actors often make their schedules work to vacillate between franchises.
We’re still waiting to hear on who will play Dr. Victor von Doom, a role that is likely to be central to the film, though with the four leads lined up, it’s all but assured that the film will make its June 19, 2105 release date. Bell is the oddest choice as Grimm is usually played by a bulkier actor, but it’s possible that Bell will put on some weight beforehand, and it’s likely (much like his work in The Adventures of Tin Tin) that his time as The Thing will be motion captured.
Are you happy with the Fantastic Four cast?