Fox has reportedly finalized its team for the “Fantastic Four” reboot that is scheduled to be released in June 2015.
According to media reports, the studio is in final negotiations to have “House of Cards” star Kate Mara as Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman, a role enacted by Jessica Alba in the two original films.
Michael B. Jordan, best known for his role as a teenage drug dealer, Wallace, on “The Wire,” has long been rumored to play Johnny Storm, The Human Torch, which was played by Chris Evans, who now plays Captain America.
British actor Jamie Bell, best known for his role in the film “Billy Elliot,” will play Ben Grimm, The Thing, while “That Awkward Moment” star Miles Teller will play Reed Richards a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic.
A fan of “Fantastic Four” tweeted: “BTW, I do think that Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm is FREAKING WEIRD. I like Bell but that seems very off. Michael B. Jordan as Johnny? Love it.”
The plot of the film will start from the beginning of the “Fantastic Four” series and will tell the story of the foursome before they gain superpowers from exposure to cosmic rays during a scientific experiment in outer space.
The studio is yet to decide on who will play the role of Doctor Doom. The script will be handled by "X-Men: Days of Future Past" writer Simon Kinberg, while Josh Trank will direct the film.
The first "Fantastic Four" film was released in 2005. It starred Ioan Gruffudd, Alba, Evans and Michael Chiklis. A sequel, "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," followed in 2007.
Except for Bell, the other three actors had been linked to “Fantastic Four” since last year. The official casting announcement by Fox is expected to be made soon.