Director Josh Trank has finalized his Fantastic Four casting with Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/Thing and Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/Human Torch.
Jordan has been associated with the Johnny Storm role ever since the project was announced. He has worked with Trank before on 2012’s Chronicle.
Mara is best known recently from House of Cards where being invisible would have really helped her in the new season.
Whenever I see Teller I always associate him as the asshole friend in Project X and he played the asshole with so much gusto I am sure he can handle this. He has starred with Jordan in That Awkward Moment and has a role in Divergent.
Bell has been in movies like Jumper, The Adventures of Tintin and Defiance. Also, remember 2000’s Billy Elliott? That’s him. Now he is going to be a giant man made of rock. Maybe he will give us an outtake of him dancing in costume.
The movie will be based on Marvel’s Ultimate Fantastic Four by Mark Millar and Brian Michael Bendis. Good start.
The Fantastic Four releases on June 19, 2015.