‘Fantastic Four’ Cast Revealed: Meet Your New Superheroes
Fantastic fact or fiction? Reports are swirling that 20th Century Fox has finally settled on a cast for its reboot of the Fantastic Four. If true, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Miles Teller will be suiting up to save the world on the silver screen in 2015.
The four are fresh faces, but their profiles are gaining traction. Mara appeared in American Horror Story and is currently part of the cast of House of Cards. Teller and Jordan recently worked together in That Awkward Moment, which was released January 31. Bell is in Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, which was screened at Sundance and the Berlin Film Festival.
Variety first reported that the Fantastic Four franchise would be rebooted in 2009. The next major development came in 2012, when Josh Trank was named as the director of the movie. Trank previously dabbled in the superhero world by directing Chronicle, a movie about three high school friends who discover they possess superpowers at a party. It was Trank’s first time directing a movie, and Jordan was a part of the cast. Prior to that, Trank’s only directorial credit was five episodes of The Kill Point.
In 2013, it was announced that Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes, X-Men) would be the writer of the new script, and one month later, the release date was pushed from March 6, 2015, to June 19, 2015. Marvel’s role is financial, and it acts as a producer, as well. The first Fantastic Four comic book appeared in 1961 and was written by Stan Lee. Although created by Marvel, Fox now owns the rights to the story.