The Fantastic Four reboot should hit theaters around the planet next year. As such, the folks at 20th Century Fox finally figured out who they want to star in the flick.
The Inquisitr previously reported that Chronicle star Michael B. Jordan would star as the Human Torch (aka Johnny Blaze) in director Josh Trank’s adaptation of the classic comic book series. Beyond that, fans were left scratching their heads about the cast.
According to the folks over at The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox has finally selected the actors they want to see in the project. The studio has reportedly selected House of Cards alum Kate Mara to tackle the role of the Invisible Woman (aka Sue Storm) in the Fantastic Four reboot.
Jamie Bell, who recently appeared in director Lars von Trier’s controversial drama Nymphomaniac, will play the monstrous Thing (aka Ben Grimm) in Trank’s flick. Rounding out the cast is That Awkward Moment star Miles Teller, who will portray Mr. Fantastic (aka Reed Richards).
Unless something goes haywire between how and then, Josh Trank and 20th Century Fox will move forward with the Fantastic Four reboot featuring the aforementioned players. The movie is presently scheduled to hit theaters on June 19, 2015.
Not surprisingly, quite a few people have an opinion about the recent choices. Since social media is the perfect place to complain about movies nowadays, lots of people decided to weigh in on the selections. Check out some Twitter reactions below.
New Fantastic Four cast makes me look forward to the inevitable 2015 remake of “On Golden Pond” with Emma Stone and Robert Pattinson.
— David S. Cohen (@Variety_DSCohen) February 20, 2014
I’m okay with the new FANTASTIC FOUR cast. I’m also not beholden to the comics at all, so maybe that’s why. http://t.co/s17HY1N3iM
— Peter S. Hall (@PeterSHall) February 20, 2014
After the Fantastic Four casting news hit, I bet someone working for Alex Pettyfer got fired in spectacularly unpleasant fashion.
— Albert Muller (@aj_macready) February 20, 2014
Let’s not complain about the casting of a Fantastic Four reboot when we have no idea what they’re going for with the movie.
— JurassicGriffin (@JurassicGriffin) February 20, 2014
Dear Marvel. Take Spider-Man and Fantastic Four back from Sony. At gunpoint if you have to. Love Ash.
— Ashley Martin (@Delixe) February 21, 2014
Of course, there’s still a few people who can’t handle the fact that the Fantastic Four reboot will feature Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch.
It’s official. I won’t be watching the Fantastic Four reboot. Just like I wouldn’t watch a Black Panther movie with a white actor as BP.
— Scott R. (@Darth_Zeppelin) February 21, 2014
Are you looking forward to Chronicle director Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot? Who would you like to see play the superheroes in the upcoming flick?