The reboot of the Fantastic Four is apparently up and running, and speculation has been hitting the net as to who’s going to play who. Josh Trank, director of Chronicle is directing, and Fox is hoping for a March 6, 2015 release date.
The big rumor at the moment is that Kit Harington from Game of Thrones is up for the role of Reed Richards, who also goes by the name Mr. Fantastic, and Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones, Hanna) is up to play Sue Storm, also known as the Invisible Girl.
Variety tells us there’s a strong possibility that Michael B. Jordan, who starred in Chronicle and is up to replace Will Smith in the new Independence Day sequel, is up to play Johnny Storm / the Human Torch. No word yet on who’s playing the Thing, but it should be a very coveted role.
As Variety reports, the goal with this movie is to reinvent the Fantastic Four, and deliver a franchise as strong as X-Men. The script still apparently needs to be finished up, and X-Men alumni Simon Kinberg is working on a rewrite.
So indeed, it looks like Fox wants the Fantastic Four ready to go as soon as they can, and we hope this incarnation will really do the trick. Considering it’s coming out the same year as Star Wars, the next Terminator, and Batman Vs Superman, it could really get things off to a great start.