‘Fantastic Four’ Casting Kate Mara as Sue Storm; Jamie Bell and Miles Teller Following Suit
Josh Trank's 'Fantastic Four' reboot caused much speculation as of late as various actors and actresses have been mentioned for roles. Michael B. Jordan of 'Fruitvale Station' has long been linked to the role of Johnny Storm/Human Torch (a role previously portrayed onscreen by Chris Evans), but now it looks like the other members of his team have been found!
Various outlets, including The Wrap and Variety, reports that 'House of Cards' star Kate Mara has been signed on to portray Sue Storm, aka The Invisible Woman, previously played by Jessica Alba in the original films. 'Godzilla' star Elizabeth Olsen, 'The Host' star Saoirse Ronan and Allison Williams of HBO's 'Girls' were reportedly being eyed for the part.
As for the other two spots -- Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic and Ben Grimm/The Thing -- Miles Teller, who was already previously rumored to be circling the role, and Jamie Bell of 'The Adventures of Tintin' are nearing deals, respectively. So what's the hold up? According to The Wrap, Teller's schedule and current contract as a cast member for Summit Entertainment's big-budget franchise 'Divergent' (which is already developing sequels) could potentially conflict with 'Fantastic Four,' though it's looking to be resolved.
Plot details are currently under wraps (and previous descriptions have been denounced by Trank), but we'll definitely keep our eyes peeled for more details as we get close to a production start date and the theatrical release on June 19, 2015.