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Jon Snow And Hanna Are On The Wishlist For The Fantastic Four Reboot


Some very interesting names are being thrown into the ring for the next Fantastic Four feature film. Some very interesting names, indeed. 

It’s been a while since we heard anything on the Fantastic Four front. Strange when you consider Fox gave it a March 6, 2015 release date, an already bloated year for genre films. Chronicle‘s Josh Trank is directing, Simon Kinberg is working on the script but no actors have been cast. Names like Allison Williams and Michael B. Jordan were floated but nothing confirmed.

Here’s the latest Variety has to offer:

Sources tell Variety that Kit Harington, Jack O’Connell and Miles Teller are in line to get test offers to read for the role of Richards while Saoirse Ronan, Kate Mara and Margot Robbie (sources now saying Robbie will not be testing) are being tested for Storm. Michael B. Jordan is the only actor currently being mentioned as a possibility to play Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, but that could change.

I’m not sure I actually see any of those names in those roles to be honest but they are interesting choices. Especially when you consider they’re trying to skew toward younger stars to build the franchise around again. Ronan in particular is a very popular choice lately for high-profile gigs – Star Wars: Episode VII and The Avengers sequel to name a few. Variety adds, “No names have yet been mentioned for the role of the villain or Ben Grimm, aka the Thing.”

Any thoughts on these actors or who you’d like to see play The Thing?

(via io9)

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  • Nicole Elizabeth Currie

    Is it just me, or are they really young for the roles? I mean, aren’t members of the Fantastic Four supposed to be PHD having scientists? Isn’t that a key part of some of their characters (Richards, for example)?.
    Unless they plan to do a young adult version…which ugh. In that case, I hope they don’t bring DOOM into it. ‘Cuz that would just be terrible.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, I had high hopes that this would actually be the great Fantastic Four film we’ve been waiting for since Josh Trank was picked to direct. But seeing those three names being considered for Richards? There goes that dream. I guess they’re going the ‘CW/Twilight’ way. Too bad XP.

  • Anonymous

    My thoughts exactly. Bleh.

  • SpaceWalrus

    I just hope they get rid of the plastic Thing suit in this new movie, don’t be cheap Fox, pay for the quality cgi.

  • Anonymous

    If you average the ages of Jon Snow and Reed Richards, then Kit Harington is perfect for both roles! >_>

  • Greycat

    I’m gonna be nit picky. Allison Williams plays Marnie, not Hanna. I was actually excited “What?? A female superhearo that isn’t a size 2?” Nope, I was wrong. But I dislike Allison Williams (maybe I don’t dislike her as much I dislike Marnie), so I don’t know if I’d see her in a film. Also, not so sure about Kit Harrington. Will he be pouty and brooding? If no, then not sure he can pull that off. (I love GOT and KIt, but come on, he has only one face. And it’s not Blue Steel.)

  • http://scarylines.blogspot.com/ Art Wellden

    I was thinking they were looking to go the Ultimates universe version with the younger casting and even though not entirely fond of that reality, with the casting id first heard speculation of (Only Jordan and Teller) id thought it perhaps improvable for screen with Tank on board. I was liking Michael B Jordan for Storm and was really positive and curious of the Miles Teller talks of being Richards. I do agree id prefer the older idea of the “first family” and my original disagreement with the ultimate version was them being part of genius youths program (think it was that the Storm’s were privileged kids of scientist tutor of Richards and Doom and Grimm was the not so smart outsider mate of Reeds) and pulled into Richards’ cooky experiment that makes them all elemental powered ie: Reeds elastic skill being related to water, Grimm to Rock, Sue to Wind…Johnny er..guess …Doom i think was some metal minotor electric thingy?….pfft i dunno.. mr Millarworlds idea.
    Besides that which hopefully Tank is avoiding im gonna still try and stay hopeful, so long as my mentioned actors are on board anyway. Unsure about Ben and Sue, Ronan would be alright but id prefer lesser regularly spotlighted actress’s/actors…last thing i remember seeing Teller in was Rabbit Hole i think.

  • http://scarylines.blogspot.com/ Art Wellden

    I think by Hanna they might be meaning Ronan in the film titled Hanna but cheers for reminding me who Williams is again. She could make for an ok Sue.

  • WheelchairNinja

    I honestly preferred the physical suit for that movie. Remember, this was the early-to-mid 2000s, years before Avatar-style motion capture became the norm. If you want to see what a CGI Thing would have looked like back then, go rewatch the Ang Lee Hulk movie.

    That said, I agree that CGI is the way to go for a new version. But they should rehire Michael Chiklis! His Thing was perfect–right up there with J. Jonah Jameson and Tony Stark in terms of characters who seem to have just walked right out of the comics’ panels.

  • Anonymous

    I honestly have liked the actual suit. It gives the actors something to actually act with.

  • Greycat

    AH! My bad. I still stand by Jon Snow’s one face. :)

  • Anonymous

    It just sounds like they’re doing the Ultimate Fantastic Four, who were all younger. They were all college-age with the explanation that Mr. Fantastic was a child prodigy (which is honestly no more implausible than getting superpowers from magic space radiation).

    And obviously the major concern is they have to make it different enough from the previous two movies to send a clear message that it’s not a sequel or connected to those.

    The great thing about comics is there’s a wealth of different lines and canon AUs to choose from.

  • Anonymous

    Heh everything is a “young adult” version now. The success of Twilight had the studio execs confused and they believe the only way for movies to make a killing despite dying box-office is to have teenage looking characters in the leads.

  • Anonymous

    Heh everything is a “young adult” version now. The success of Twilight had the studio execs confused and they believe the only way for movies to make a killing despite dying box-office is to have teenage looking characters in the leads.

  • Anonymous

    Not seeing this at all. Then again, I never cared for the FF as a comic book, even less as the terrible movies they made so it’s at the bottom of my list of must-do comic movies right now.
    I’m not sure where those names came from. Harrington is rather bland as Jon Snow so Richards? Hm. As for Mara and Ronan, I believe they have better things in their future than a secondary part in a reboot of a comic movie.
    Is Marvel running out of comics already? they have a lot that I’d like to see on the big screen before they give a second shot to FF!

  • Anonymous

    Not seeing this at all. Then again, I never cared for the FF as a comic book, even less as the terrible movies they made so it’s at the bottom of my list of must-do comic movies right now.
    I’m not sure where those names came from. Harrington is rather bland as Jon Snow so Richards? Hm. As for Mara and Ronan, I believe they have better things in their future than a secondary part in a reboot of a comic movie.
    Is Marvel running out of comics already? they have a lot that I’d like to see on the big screen before they give a second shot to FF!