According to a recent report from Variety, Fox is preparing for a new “Fantastic Four” reboot and have already begun testing actors for the lead roles. Fox appears to be testing for the roles of Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic and Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman.
Kit Harington, Jack O’Connell and the previously rumored Miles Teller are rumored to be in the running for the role of Mr. Fantastic while Saoirse Ronan, Kate Mara and Margot Robbie are being looked at for the Invisible Woman.
It was previously rumored that the only actor being looked at for the role Johnny Storm/Human Torch role is Chronicle’s Michael B. Jordan. Currently, no actors have been mentioned for the Ben Grimm/The Thing role, but Terry Crews has expressed heavy interest in taking the position.
The comic book was adapted into a film back in 2005 with a sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, released in 2007. The films starred Ioan Gruffudd as Dr. Reed Richards / Mister Fantastic, Jessica Alba as Sue Storm / Invisible Woman, Chris Evans as Johnny Storm / Human Torch, Michael Chiklis as The Thing. Despite getting major hype on its release and becoming a box office success, the film was negatively received by critics.
Josh Trank will direct the big screen adaptation, which is currently set for release on March 6, 2015.