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Adrien Brody For Fantastic Four Reboot?
Jonathan Rhys Meyers also rumoured

23 August 2010  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Screen Rant

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Despite Fox focusing a lot of time and energy on X-Men: First Class, it the studio is also heavily gearing up to reboot the Fantastic Four franchise, continuing its efforts to make us all forget that Rise Of The Silver Surfer in particular never happened. And now some fresh casting rumours have emerged, with word that Adrien Brody and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are both being considered for Reed Richards, AKA the stretchy Mr Fantastic.

Screen Rant reports that the actors are part of a list of well-known names that the studio is pursuing. Brody, of course, just worked with Fox on Predators, which has also helped his career branch out a little bit. Whether he’d be interested in properly dipping his toes in the comic book world is another matter.

Similarly, Rhys Meyers has action experience with the last Mission: Impossible adventure and, more recently in From Paris With Love.

Little has been heard about the rest of the cast, though rumours have already floated that The Thing will be an all-CG creation this time around, while both Alice Eve and Amber Heard have been touted as possibilities for Sue Storm.

Anyone feel a special need for this one? No, us neither, but maybe all will become clear as it moves forward.

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No Adrien Brody for Reed Richards. I totally disagree on this one. More

Posted by hideaki.koh at 18:22 on 26 August 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Make up your minds, Empire
if they insist on rebooting another comic franchise can they at least try and get doom right this thim...its not like theyre adapting war and peace..hes a crazy scientist wizard overlord type with the most genius get out of jail free card stan lee ever dremt up,with a petty college based grude with richards. or go with the twisted toyfare origin..either suits. the craptacular doom in the movies is the worst thing about them,worse than alba. More

Posted by agent13 at 17:22 on 23 August 2010 | Report This Post

RE: Make up your minds, Empire
I don't think the 2 F4 movies to date were all that bad, sure The Thing was done badly (although Michael Chiklis was a good bit of casting) and Jessica Alba couldn't act her way out of a paper bag - but both Reed Richards and Johnny Storm were actually pretty good, and lest not forget - The Fantastic 4 is probably the most kid-friendly comic book property going (with the exception of The Power Pack), which i think was reflected perfectly in the tone of both movies. Neither will change the face More

Posted by lukeyboy at 17:08 on 23 August 2010 | Report This Post

RE: CGI Thing a bad idea
L: domcruise "continuing its efforts to make us all forget that The Silver Surferticular never happened" ...despite that film being a lot more enjoyable than the first. And lets not forget Empire gave ROTSS a highly positive 3 star review and yes,they thought it was better than the original.Which it is. More

Posted by darth silas at 16:08 on 23 August 2010 | Report This Post

RE: CGI Thing a bad idea
"continuing its efforts to make us all forget that The Silver Surferticular never happened" ...despite that film being a lot more enjoyable than the first. More

Posted by domcruise at 15:53 on 23 August 2010 | Report This Post

RE: CGI Thing a bad idea
Reboot! Are you kidding me! More

Posted by MarcE at 11:01 on 23 August 2010 | Report This Post

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