Fantastic Four movie reboot planners have received perhaps the most compelling casting suggestion to date, and it came from none other than David Tennant of Dr. Who fame.
In an interview with Collider, Tennant admitted that he was too old to play many of the superhero roles currently going around, but there is one that he could definitely see himself doing: Reed Richards.
“I could probably still do Reed Richards — Mr. Fantastic. I don’t know,” Tennant said.
Not exactly a lock, we know, but Tennant still has time to convince director Josh Trank to choose him for a part. And if he doesn’t get Reed, then he’ll be more than happy to step across to the dark side. “Villains are always great. I’d be very happy to do a bit of that.”
Speaking about superhero films in general, Tennant called them “the one growth industry in movies, at the moment,” adding that “it would be nice to do one, I suppose, as either the good guy or the bad guy.”
“The bad guys probably get the better lines, don’t they? And they wear less spandex. That would be quite good,” he added.
While the comments are still a far cry from becoming reality, Tennant may have just planted a significant seed in the minds of 20th Century Fox.
His time on Dr. Who has endeared him to an international audience, and the fan boys and girls stateside love him.
With J.J. Abrams’ recent casting of Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness, the director pretty much guaranteed his sequel to 2009’s sci-fi reboot will bank bigger than its predecessor.
As The Digital Spy pointed out Thursday, the powers that be don’t have long to decide. The Fantastic Four movie reboot is set to hit theaters on March 6, 2015.
With Trank directing and Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride & Prejudice & Zombies) writing the script, it should be a welcome change of pace from the previous efforts, which starred Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards.
(Please, guys, don’t put us through this again:)
Would you like to see Dr. Who‘s David Tennant in the Fantastic Four movie reboot?