Empire magazine has posted new photos from "Chronicle" director Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four" reboot.
The comic book series follows four individuals--Reed Richards--Mr. Fantastic (Miles Teller), Sue Storm --The Invisible Girl (Kate Mara), her brother Johnny Storm--The Human T/orch (Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan), and Ben Grimm The Thing (Jamie Bell) who gained superpowers after exposure to cosmic rays during a scientific mission to outer space.
Saoirse Ronan ("The Host") Margot Robbie "Girls" star Allison Williams were rumored to be circling Invisible Girl last year. Samira Wiley also denied Sue chatter. Mara and Emmy Rossum were said to have both tested for Sue Storm; Christian Cooke was eyed for Grimm. Actor Josh Gad was rumored as well but that talk was denied via Twitter
Reg E. Cathey will play Dr. Storm, the scientist father of Johnny and Sue. The film
will be a reunion for Cathey and Jordan, as Jordan got his start on the
cable series The Wire.
Toby Kebbell has won the role of bad guy Doctor Doom He beat out Domhnall Gleeson, Eddie Redmayne, Sam Riley and Jack Huston for the part.
is the son of a gypsy woman who ends up the ruler of a fictional
country named Latveria. His character history includes attending
university with Reed Richards, the man who will become the leader of the
Fantastic Four Like Richards, he is a genius but with an unchecked
The Nerdist reports that: "Doombots will definitely be in the film, in the form of drones that the good Doctor controls telekinetically."
introduced in 1965, the DoomBots are robotic duplicates of Doctor Doom
which he used to do battle. Over the years they've taken on various
forms, which version we'll see in the film is uknown at present.
Julian McMahon played the character as Victor Von Doom in the previous big screen incarnations.
Tim Blake Nelson will play Harvey Elder, an eccentric and socially awkward scientist who is also the Mole Man,
the leader of a subterranean group of monsters known as the Moloids.
The Mole Man will NOT appear in this movie but his appearance does set
up the character as a potential future villain.
This is not the first time Nelson has been in this position for a Marvel-related movie. In 2008's "The Incredible Hulk"
he played Samuel Sterns, a reclusive scientist who is seen mutating in
his final scenes which sets up the character's potential return as the
villain The Leader.
Simon Kinberg ("Sherlock Holmes," "X-Men: Days of Future Past") recently finished scripting duties. Jeremy Slater was hired to pen the previous script draft.--that Seth Grahame-Smith polished. Michael Green ("Green Lantern") also wrote a draft as well.
"X-Men: First Class" and "Kick-Ass" director Matthew Vaughn signed on to produce the reset
The leads were previously portrayed by Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis. The first Fantastic Four in 2005 and its sequel 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer in 2007--both helmed by Tim Story--grossed $620 million despite awful reviews (I liked em both!)
wants to restore some credibility and quality to the property, that is
currently targeting an August 7th.2015 release. Vancouver lost out on the shoot for the upcoming reboot. The film's production took place in Louisiana due to tax incentives in place.
The mag spoke with Trank and Kinberg
about the decidedly more science-fiction oriented take on
Trank says the film takes a less cartoonish approach and is a "dark
Amblin" movie with Kinberg adding: "there was an Amblin-style approach
to the characterisation, and to contextualising everything in a real
Trank also says: "There's the opportunity to make something that is
challenging and tragic and dramatic. The opportunity is right there in
the material. We'd rather steer it in that direction as opposed to just
embracing a tone that comes right off the page."