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Kit Harrington And Kate Mara Linked With Fantastic Four
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22 January 2014  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Variety

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20th Century Fox’s new Fantastic Four boasts a director in Chronicle’s Josh Trank, a release date of June 19, 2015, and a small army in screenwriters, including X-Men: Days Of Future Past’s Simon Kinberg. What it conspicuously lacks, to this point, is a cast, and it wouldn’t be much of a movie without one of them.

But, with the long-agonised-over script now officially locked, Variety reports that there are screen tests planned for the likes of Game Of Thrones’ Kit Harrington, Divergent and Project X’s Miles Teller, Saoirse Ronan and Kate Mara, who will need no introduction to House Of Cards fans.

Teller, in fact, seemed to confirm that he would be playing Reed Richards, aka Mr. Fantastic, when quizzed on the rumours at Sundance. “Yeah, that should be happening in the next few weeks,” he told reporters. Those comments have subsequently been dialled back, and it seems the actor was referring to the imminent screen and chemistry reads.

Mara and Ronan are said to be testing for Sue Storm (Invisible Girl), while man-of-the-moment Michael B. Jordan is up for Johnny Storm (Human Torch). No word on likely contenders for The Thing, Ben Grimm.

With that June 19 release date to meet, Fantastic Four is 20th Century Fox’s horse in the battle for Summer 2015 - a time when your local multiplex will resemble something out of Warhammer. Watch this space for official casting news soon.

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Posted by Lumen1942 at 21:36 on 22 January 2014 | Report This Post

Just a thought, but since sue and Johnny storm have the same parents...
You know, casting and stuff... How about different casting for reed or Ben if you guys have such an itch. Just a thought. More

Posted by coomi77 at 18:49 on 22 January 2014 | Report This Post

Just like the new Robocop film, this reboot looks like it's going to crash and burn.......I like the FF - but I just wish they'd concentrate on making a good film first rather than getting hung up over a perishing teen friendly cast.... More

Posted by ROTGUT at 18:42 on 22 January 2014 | Report This Post

L: burntcopper Michael B Jordan would be awesome as Johnny Storm (Chris Evans was one of the few high points of the other FF films) so given how Sue and Johnny are supposed to have the same parents, I think they should perhaps look at actresses who aren't white for Sue...? his... while I'm all for the casting of actors of different ethnicities for a character, if they're right for the part, I hate they seem to be doing it lately to simply get the 'token black guy' into the cast. T More

Posted by GrizBe at 14:38 on 22 January 2014 | Report This Post

Michael B Jordan would be awesome as Johnny Storm (Chris Evans was one of the few high points of the other FF films) so given how Sue and Johnny are supposed to have the same parents, I think they should perhaps look at actresses who aren't white for Sue...? More

Posted by burntcopper at 12:51 on 22 January 2014 | Report This Post

Very young cast! I always picture mr fantastic as more mature character, as well as sue! But will be interesting to see where they are going with this. More

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I really hope they reconsider Michael B. Jordan for Johnny Storm More

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